U.S. Water Alliance to host 2014 One Water Leadership Summit in September

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2014 -- On September 15-17, 2014, the U.S. Water Alliance will host its 5th annual One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit in Kansas City, Mo. The event will look at the many ways water unites us and ways we can unite its many silos. As a focal point for the national dialogue on resource recovery and green infrastructure, the OWL Summit has been driving the notion of water as an integrating strategy for the urban environment.

Spotlight community panels will feature cross-agency, cross-department, community and business leaders to share their models of creative integration and innovation. Multi-disciplinary and geographically-diverse presentations will demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs. Spotlights will focus on Cape Cod, Mass.; the Edwards Aquifer, Texas; and the Upper Neuse River Basin, N.C.

Further, strategic Sidebar Conversations will also allow those at the cutting-edge to compare notes and tackle obstacles. Water Table discussions will shed light on emerging opportunities and challenges. Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, will open the event at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, and Cindy Wallis-Lage, president of Water Business, Black & Veatch, will also serve as a keynote speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Attendees, presenters, and sponsors reflect the broad scope of stakeholders needed to rethink and renew our cities with resource recovery and green infrastructure. "Public, private, non-profit -- they've all come together to support this Summit," said Dick Champion. "These leaders understand the necessity of these dialogues, these models, to move us toward water sustainability that is all the more challenging in a changing climate." 

Champion is the chair of the U.S. Water Alliance's 36-member board of directors representing a broad cross-section of interests that have come together to holistic watershed solutions. The Summit is sponsored by Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City Water Services, Black & Veatch, Cardno ENTRIX, CH2M Hill, CDM Smith, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation, Grundfos, The Conservation Fund, URS Corporation, and NACWA.

Conference partnership organizations include Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, Cape Cod Commission, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Heartland Conservation Alliance, Kansas State University Urban Water Institute, The Conservation Fund, The Trust for Public Land, The Water Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association.

The OWL Summit is organized annually by the U.S. Water Alliance's Urban Water Sustainability Council. Through this event, the Council seeks to connect the dots among water, land use, parks, forests, transportation, energy, and other sectors around a goal of revitalizing cities with multi-benefit projects that produce triple bottom-line results. Fees for full registration are $445 for Alliance members and $495 for non-members. Reduced rates are offered for nonprofits and students. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2014OWLS

See also:

"U.S. Water Alliance to convene Los Angeles One Water Leadership Summit"

"U.S. Water Alliance announces 2014 U.S Water Prize winners"


About the U.S. Water Alliance

The U.S. Water Alliance is a nonprofit educational organization whose goal is to unite people and policies for one-water sustainability. A broad cross-section of interests is coming together through the Alliance to advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges. For more information, visit www.uswateralliance.org.

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