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Posted on: October 1, 2021

2021 VIRTUAL Palouse Basin Water Summit set for October 21st

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The 2021 Summit features nationally recognized and award-winning water conservation and efficiency expert.
 
Nationally recognized and award-winning water conservation and efficiency expert, engineer, and author of the award-winning Handbook of Water Use and Conservation: Homes, Landscapes, Businesses, Industries, Farms, Amy Vickers, president of Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc., will be featured at the 18th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit.
 
For over 25 years, Amy has been actively engaged across the United States, Canada, and overseas as an independent consultant, public speaker, and policy adviser on nearly every facet of water use, conservation, efficiency, and drought response. Described by many as “the bible of water conservation,” her book has received wide acclaim and is now in its fourth printing.“By understanding where and how water is used and then applying effective efficiency technologies and practices, we can achieve substantial water savings and other benefits in our homes, on lawns and landscapes, at businesses, institutions, factories, and on farms,” notes Vickers.
 
 Amy’s commitment to water conservation is lifelong–and enduring. Early in her career she attained national attention as the originator and author of America’s first water efficiency standards for plumbing fixtures, which were adopted under the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1992 (“EPAct 1992”), setting a national water conservation milestone. Now more than 2 decades later, EPAct 1992 is saving the United States an estimated 7 billion gallons of water daily–enough water to supply about 70 million Americans. As those water savings continue to grow in the years ahead, so too will the water flowing through countless rivers, lakes, and aquifers.
 
Please join us for the 18thVIRTUAL Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit on Thurs., Oct. 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom for this important community conversation about our Palouse Basin water supplies.
 
The Summit will also feature local water experts and scientists who will share information about our Palouse Basin water resources including Korey Woodley, PBAC Executive Manager. Additionally, Dr. Robin Nimmer, Senior Hydrogeologist with Alta Science and Engineering, will discuss her current work on identifying additional water supplies within the basin.
 
“We are incredibly excited to have Amy Vickers joining us this year. With the current drought in the Pacific Northwest and heightened awareness here locally around water, the Palouse Basin Water Summit Board felt strongly that our focus should be on water conservation,” stressed Nichole Baker, City of Moscow Environmental Services/Water Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator.
 
Contact: Jon Kimberling, Palouse Basin Water Summit co-founder, jon@kimberlinginsurance.com, 208-882-4414 or Paul Kimmell, Palouse Basin Water Summit co-founder, paul.kimmell@avistacorp.com, 509-592-7801, http://palousebasinwatersummit.org
 
For more information and to register for the Zoom Webinar, visit: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rcGwXRCdS-C4xNXkvt2NwA  or www.palousebasinwatersummit.org or visit and like our Facebook page, too!
 

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