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Jerry Yudelson to keynote opening session of WSI 2018, Wednesday, October 3

Jerry Yudelson, an internationally-recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) Fellow and author of 14 books on green buildings, water conservation, and sustainable development, will deliver the keynote opening address for the 11th annual WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 3.

A professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience, Yudelson also has authored such books as Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It, and 2010’s Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis. The latter laid out a comprehensive water conservation program for cities and regions while also showing how sustainable design in new building construction can reduce water demand.

Since 2013, Yudelson has been active in consulting, research, writing and speaking about the impact of cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, and Big Data analytics on the future greening of the built environment. He holds civil and environmental engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University, with a focus on water resources, and an MBA with honors from the University of Oregon.

Registration open for
11th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

Full conference registration fee will be $395. WSI will be held Oct. 3-5 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Each full conference registration includes admission to the WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards luncheon Oct. 4, hosted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program.

This year’s edition of WSI will again feature more than 100 professional sessions and an Expo Hall showcasing water-efficient products and services. Several pre-show workshops, which are not included with the WSI registration fee, will be available Oct. 2.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is presenting WSI in partnership with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the American Water Works Association, the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense Program, and other forward-thinking public- and private-sector organizations. Visit WaterSmartInnovations.com for more information and to sign-up for conference updates.

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About the Conference

The 11th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 3-5, 2018, in Las Vegas, is a premier venue to showcase new water-efficiency technology; build and strengthen effective, interdisciplinary relationships; and establish your company as an international leader in innovative water efficiency technology and services.



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