Tuesday February 9, 2010

Dayton Water Conference

The University of Dayton will host a regional water conference in May aimed at educating businesses, government, nonprofits and educators about new water technologies, innovations and prospects.

The first annual Dayton Water Conference is scheduled for May 10-12 at the University of Dayton. The Water Innovations Alliance, a Connecticut-based association promoting water technologies, is coordinating the event.

"The University of Dayton is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Dayton Water Conference," said University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran. "The Dayton region is fortunate to have clean and bountiful groundwater. Prudent use of our unique water resources for economic development, education and recreation will be a key to the region's future vitality. We look forward to welcoming key stakeholders from across the country to Dayton, Ohio, to learn about new developments in fresh and wastewater technologies."

The purpose of the conference is to improve awareness and collaboration between large companies, engineering firms, universities, utilities, start-ups, NGOs and governments by educating attendees on new water technologies, innovations and prospects. Whether the developments are in materials, information technology, engineering, financing or public policy, the conference will shine a spotlight on all advancements and provide best practices across the spectrum of the water field, with a particular emphasis on activities in the Dayton area.

"Building on the success of the Water Innovations Alliance Conference in Chicago this past fall, we're excited to be debuting our newest event in Dayton, Ohio, a city that is clearly committed to advancements in water technology," said Vincent Caprio, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Water Innovations Alliance. "We'd like to extend our gratitude to the city of Dayton, with special thanks to the University of Dayton for generously providing the venue to host our conference."

"The Dayton Region is pleased to host the Water Innovations Alliance's Dayton Water Conference in 2010," said Jim Leftwich, president and chief executive officer of Dayton Development Coalition. "This national, high-profile conference gives our region the opportunity to promote our valuable, abundant and sustainable water resource. We welcome the global business leaders and innovators who will be involved in the conference and look forward to their messages as we advance our precious asset"

Crown Solutions is scheduled to present their long-running Crown Solutions Water Technology Expo as part of the Dayton Water Conference on Monday, May 10.

Complete event details will be announced at a later date. For information on attending or exhibiting at the Dayton Water Conference, contact Vincent Caprio vince@waterinnovations.org.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.