The U.S. Water Alliance will announce the 2014 winners of the esteemed U.S. Water Prize on Thursday, January 23, at the 52nd annual California Irrigation Institute (CII) conference in Sacramento addressing water and energy use. Alliance President Ben Grumbles will announce the winners in his keynote directed to the audience of agricultural, urban and environmental water experts.
“Given the urgent and critical challenges California faces due to drought, there couldn’t be a better place to announce and celebrate U.S. Water Prize winners,” explains Grumbles. “America’s future looks bright blue with these shining water stars. Our 2014 winners are leading the way by reducing water waste, reusing water resources, and rethinking watershed strategies and technologies.”
The U.S. Water Prize is in its 4th year and has been meeting its mission to promote sustainable solutions that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges. Awards will recognize three public and private utilities as well as a non-profit organization that’s leading the way for the water sector.
“A goal for this year’s conference is to help find ways for agriculture, urban and environmental stakeholders to come together and find common ground to move forward,” notes Institute President, Inge Bisconer, “and presenting examples of success stories is critical to our purpose.”
The actual awards ceremony will take place on April 7, 2014, at the National Geographic Headquarters auditorium in Washington, D.C. It will be attended by 300+ water leaders from throughout the United States.
Register for the CII conference at caii.org