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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Final preparations are being made for
Conserv96, the third in a series of biennial technical
conferences on water conservation. Conserv96, to be
conducted Jan. 4-7, will spotlight the latest developments
in conservation in a variety of formats, including
workshops, poster sessions, hardware and software
demonstrations, and panel discussions.
According to Rick Harmon, director of management development
programs for the American Water Works Association (AWWA),
the conference is designed to provide assistance in building
public consensus on water issues, reducing lost or
unaccounted-for water, utilizing public involvement to
improve water management effectiveness, using computer
software to improve water-saving programs, and working
effectively with the media to convey the conservation story.
AWWA is a joint sponsor of Conserv96.
"You'll find out if there is life after plumbing fixture
retrofits and brochures with water-saving tips," noted
Harmon. "You'll discover what forces are driving changes in
water conservation -- and those that are holding it back,"
he added. In addition, Harmon said, information will be
presented on how federal programs could change municipal
For more information about Conserv96, contact Harmon at
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