Here’s the release from Denver Public Works.
In conjunction with Rotary International District 5450, Denver Public Works Wastewater Management division will co-host the first annual Colorado Rotary Water Symposium this fall. The water quality conference will feature Chris Holmes, head of International Water Programs within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The conference will take place on October 13, 2012 in the Wastewater Management Building at 2000 W. 3rd Avenue.
Representatives from the public, private and educational sectors will provide an update on Colorado’s current water situation and its challenges for the next 50 years, followed by a presentation on Rotary International’s projects in developing countries. This one-day event will conclude with a call to action for participants to act quickly on solutions for the future of Colorado’s water.
Featured speaker at the event, Chris Holmes, is responsible for the coordination and implementation of key global water policy initiatives and the integration of USAID water programs and policies. Mr. Holmes, who is the first USAID executive to serve in this position, brings years of experience in international economic development, environmental protection and humanitarian assistance sectors.
Exhibitors will include non-profit organizations working on water issues in Colorado and around the world. The conference is open to the public. To register for the event, please see http://www.Rotary5450.org.