By Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Next Generation Water Summit (NGWS) to be held on June 12th – 14th, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM.
The June 13th keynote address will be given by Paula Kehoe. Onsite non-potable water treatment is gaining popularity as a component of OneWater approaches to match the right water with the right end use. This presentation provides an overview of San Francisco’s leading-edge Non-Potable Reuse Program, with a focus on the streamlined permitting process and the implementation of newly developed risk-based treatment standards. The presentation will also include work on a national level to create consistent policies across the United States.
June 14th is open and free to the public and will feature as our keynote speaker, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan. Luján is a long-time advocate for New Mexico’s acequias and traditional lands. He continually works to ensure adequate funding for these cultural assets through both the legislation he has authored and through the Farm Bill. He also supports rural farming and ranching by securing grants to help food-producing communities advance entrepreneurship.
A few of the exciting topics that are scheduled include:
- “Emerging Viruses and Bacteria due to Climate” by Dr. Deborah Nichols, former Chief Anesthesiologist at Shriners Hospital for Children and Academic Faculty at University of Texas Medical Branch
- “How Building Codes Save Water” by Hope Medina
- “Irrigation Water Budgets – A Comparative Review” by Dr. St. Hilaire
“Forest Restoration-How to Pay for It” by Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, Dean of the School of Sustainability, University of Michigan
For more information on the Summit, please visit www.NextGenerationWaterSummit.com.