Experts in the field of water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the fourth WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, slated for October 5-7, 2011, in Las Vegas.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday, January 17, 2011. Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students and all others working in an industry related to water efficiency are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation, panel discussion or workshop.

Abstracts may be submitted via an on-line form at A complete list of topics and submittal guidelines is available at the Web site. Candidates chosen as presenters will be notified by e-mail and postal mail no later than Friday, March 11, 2011.

Event organizers hope to build upon the success of the first three WSI conferences, created to broaden the knowledge of innovations in water conservation including products, programs and outreach. WSI organizers will consider all topics related to innovations in water conservation; potential topics include:

Water Efficiency for Sustainable Building and Development
Conservation Policy, Enforcement and Administration
Community Outreach Programming
Water Efficient Technologies, Appliances and Fixtures
Alternative Water Supplies for Buildings and Communities – Reclaim/Recycle, Condensate and Rainwater Harvesting, Desalination
Water Efficient Landscaping
Drought and Shortage Management
Water/Energy Relationships
Recycled/Reclaimed Water
Smart Irrigation Controllers
Conservation 101/How to Develop a Conservation Program
Social Marketing Related to Environmental Topics
Effluent Irrigation
Community Design with Water in Mind
Plumbing Code and Water Conservation
Education (youth and adult)
Water Loss Management

The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program and other forward-thinking organizations. Visit for more information.