The 10.19.17 LIWC Drinking water Symposium had it all— interesting speakers, provocative topics and the warm camaraderie of the industry. NSWCA members Districts represented a good percentage of the crowd.
LIWC Chairman Stan Carey opened the Symposium and welcomed all the attendees and presenters. Port Washington WD Superintendent Paul Granger (Bolstering LI’s Water Infrastructure) and SCWA Lead Hydrologist Ty Fuller (Sustaining Our Aquifer) led panel discussions. The keynote address was given by Dr. Javier Laureano,EPA Region 2 Director, Clean Water Division.
Jericho Water District Director of Water Conservation Jane Barbato, speaking on Panel 2, gave a resounding presentation that concluded with a call for people to “view water as the truly invaluable resource it is” and to create a priority shift with a broader vision that “goes beyond the confines of a desire for the ultimate green lawn.”
NSWCA President and Plainview Water Commissioner Andy Bader delivered the closing address to appreciative response.