Speaker Announced for AWE's 2017 Annual Meeting & Reception in Las Vegas

Karen Guz, Director of Water Conservation, San Antonio Water System

2017-07-10

karenguzphoto2017 marks AWE’s Tenth Anniversary! AWE is pleased to announce that at its annual member meeting and reception in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 the featured speaker will be Karen Guz, 2012 AWE Water Star awardee and current Director of Water Conservation for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).

Karen's talk entitled, “How I Went from Rain Barrel Skeptic to Rolling with It: Converting Rain Barrel Mania into Conservation Results” will highlight SAWS’ wildly popular rain barrel program, which ended an initial 4-week pilot with 6,000 advance orders! Come hear about the program, and how they took the opportunity to transform that enthusiasm into other water savings. Hear how it has gone and how they will manage rain barrel popularity going forward. 

Karen, as Director of Water Conservation for SAWS, leads a dynamic team that has created a diverse set of conservation education programs, incentives and reasonable regulations to meet annual water savings targets. In recent years, Karen and her team have emphasized efforts that reduce outdoor, peak consumption of water. 

Come join us in celebrating AWE’s Tenth Anniversary at this year’s annual member meeting and reception. Held as part of the annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, all AWE members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The meeting and reception takes place Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Sonoma C Room at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center. Come and mingle. We hope to see you there.

AWE caps its full day of meetings with the Annual AWE Groundhog Days Music Night - featuring live performances from water efficiency's finest (and bravest) musicians and vocalists. Music Night closes the AWE annual meeting at WSI. This year marks the 4th edition of the Music Night, and interested singers and musicians (bring your own, or use one of our guitars) can contact Peter Mayer to sign up.

AWE welcomes meeting sponsors. Interested in being a sponsor of this year’s annual member meeting and reception, email us by clicking here  

Click here to learn more about this year’s in-person advisory committee meetings also set to be held on Tuesday, October 3 at South Point Hotel and Conference Center.