Rain Bird announced that it has partnered with Arizona State University’s (ASU’s) Global Institute of Sustainability to discuss sustainability and global water-scarcity issues at the upcoming “Intelligent Use of Water Summit IX.” Scheduled for September 3, 2008 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., the two-hour environmentally focused symposium will provide insight and perspective on the future of global water-management programs, policies, initiatives, trends, and strategies.

Moderated by John D’Anna, senior editor for The Arizona Republic, the summit is a unique opportunity for environmental and water management thought leaders to engage in an open-forum discussion about the challenges faced by citizens, corporations and countries as it relates to a sustainable water supply. The ninth “Intelligent Use of Water Summit” will convene the following panelists:

Doug Bennett – water conservation manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Charles L. Redman – director, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.)
Patricia Gober – co-director, Decision Center for a Desert City and Professor, School of Sustainability, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.)
Richard G. Little – director, The Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.)