Denver (Vocus) February 26, 2010
Speakers have been named for the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE10), June 20-24, in Chicago, Illinois.
Denis Hayes will be the highlighted speaker at the Opening General Session on Monday morning, June 21. As the National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, Hayes has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch. He will speak about the major environmental challenges and opportunities confronting the water community today such as global warming, expanding renewable energy, and protecting oceans and natural resources to ensure a sustainable future.
“Sustainability, particularly regarding water resources and infrastructure, is essential to maintaining a successful water community,” said AWWA President Craig Woolard. “I look forward to hearing the insights the speakers can share with us.”
Additionally, Mark Shannon, professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the Monday Keynote Address and open the professional sessions on Monday afternoon. As the director of the Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems (the WaterCAMPWS) and associate director of the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) Professor Shannon will offer insight into advancing nanoscale, microscale and mesoscale science and technologies that address real-world problems.
In addition to these respected speakers ACE10 will also offer unique events focused on sections, diversity issues, young professionals, students, public officials, operators, and international attendees as the world’s water community gathers to explore the future of safe water, gain insight into cutting-edge research and best practices, and experience the latest products and services available today.
To register, log on to http://www.awwa.org/ace10. Individuals interested in learning more can also follow ACE10 on Twitter and Facebook.
Media Note: Accredited members of the media may attend ACE10 at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Public Affairs. For media registration, please visit the press room at http://www.awwa.org or contact Deirdre Mueller at 303-347-6140.
Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe water in North America. AWWA has more than 59,000 members worldwide, and its 4,500 utility members serve 80 percent of America’s population.
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.