ACE13: Conference opens with call for collaboration to conserve water

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DENVER, CO, June 13, 2013 -- To open AWWA's ACE13 in Denver, Colo., Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests, stressing that "every conversation about water should begin with [water] conservation."

Hickenlooper spoke before more than 2,000 water experts in the opening session of the 132nd Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE13) of the American Water Works Association. The conference, the largest of its kind in the world, is expected to bring more than 11,000 water professionals to Denver June 9-13 for training and access to the world's cutting-edge water technology.

Noting that much of the West -- and especially Colorado -- is in the grips of prolonged drought, Hickenlooper noted that "water is the key to everything out here."

AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance began the session by reading a proclamation from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that declared June 9-15 "Water Professionals' Week" in Denver. The proclamation said in part that water "delivers public health protection, fire protection, support for our economy and the quality of life we enjoy" and that "we are all thankful for the hardworking water professionals who provide this service to us each day and are proud to welcome them to the City of Denver."

AWWA President Charlie Anderson, a consultant with CDM Smith in Arlington, Texas, urged attendees to remember the legacy they will leave. "Legacies are generated when people unite around a challenge with a specific vision for solving it to make the world they live in better," Anderson said. "That's exactly what we’ll do over the next few days together -- we come together, bringing all our unique expertise and talents, and we solve problems that are common to all of us."

About AWWA

Founded in 1881, the American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational association committed to the safety and improvement of water quality and supply. Focusing its work in four strategic areas, Knowledge Creation and Exchange, Leadership and Advocacy, Member Engagement and Development, and Organizational Stewardship, AWWA unites the full spectrum of the water community to advance water management, education and science and to advocate for smart water policies.

 

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