Speaker

“Are we running out of water or are we engaged in a stampede to squander and exploit every last drop?”
–Amy Vickers, Water Voices from Around The World

Presentations

Amy Vickers speaks frequently at conferences, seminars, public forums, and special events. She also designs and leads workshops and webinars and lectures at universities and other educational gatherings. A listing of future and past speaking events is provided here. Download the complete list here.

  • “Responsive Drought Management: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead,” Connecticut Section AWWA/CWWA Conference, Newport, RI, May 25, 2017.
  • “Hot Water Issues Symposium: Global, National & Valley Perspectives–Problems, Solutions, and the Challenges Ahead,” Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, MA, November 19, 2016.
  • “Desalination vs. Conservation in Rockland County, NY: Surprise Findings” by Amy Vickers, presented at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2016.
  • “The Energy Angle on The Water-Energy Nexus For System Water Losses” by Jonathan Kleinman, Mark Rehley, and Amy Vickers, presented at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2016.
  • “Water Conservation 101 Workshop” presented by Amy Vickers at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2016.
  • Speaker: “Water Audits and Savings at Deerfield Academy,” AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference, Providence, RI, March 9, 2016.
  • Speaker: “Forecast 2025: Water Wars by Weather Modification?” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2015.
  • Workshop Leader: “Water Conservation 101 Workshop,” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 6, 2015.
  • Co-presenter: “Explaining and Implementing Water Use Restrictions,” webinar hosted by the Alliance for Water Use Efficiency, July 6, 2015.
  • Speaker: “Water Efficiency and Drought Management Practices: Comparison of National Perspectives and Local Experiences,” Annual Water Conference–Agricultural & Urban Water Use: Drought Management Practices, Water Efficiency, and Energy, sponsored by Southern California Edison, Tulare, CA, November 5, 2014.
  • Speaker: “Conservation and Efficiency: Creating New Water Supplies for the Future,” Getting Up To Speed Water Symposium, sponsored by the Rockland County (NY) Task Force on Water Resources Management, Suffern, NY, October 25, 2014.
  • Workshop Leader: “Conservation 101,” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 7, 2014.
  • Co-presenter: Purington, David and Amy Vickers. “Deerfield Academy’s Million Gallon Water Conservation Challenge.” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Boston, MA, June 11, 2014.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation 101–Ready, Set and Go!” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 1, 2013.
  • Co-presenter: Vickers, Amy L., Mary Wyatt Tiger, and Shadi Eskaf. “Mining Customer Data to Better Inform Utility Decision-Making.” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Denver, CO, June 13, 2013.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation” (for business and industry), Spring Conference of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute of the Univ. of Massachusetts-Lowell, Sturbridge, MA, April 11, 2013.
  • Workshop leader: Vickers, Amy and Mary Ann Dickinson. “Water Conservation 101–and More!” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2, 2012.
  • Co-presenter: Jenicek, Elisabeth and Amy Vickers, “Water Conservation at a National Guard Training Base: Camp Atterbury, IN,” WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 3, 2012.
  • Speaker: Slice ‘N Dice: Analytical Techniques For Customer Water Use Data To Evaluate Efficiencies And Identify Water Savings Potential,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Dallas, TX, June 10, 2012.
  • Instructor: “Water Use Efficiencies and Technologies for Buildings, Industries, and Campuses” (3-day course), University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Dept. of Engineering Professional Development, April 17-19, 2012.
  • Instructor: “Organic Lawn & Turf Course: Water Management” sponsored by Northeast Organic Farming Association, New Haven, CT and Providence, RI, March 1, 2012.
  • Speaker: WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “NOFA’s New 5th Edition Organic Land Care Standards: Water Perspectives.” Las Vegas, NV, October 2011.
  • Workshop leader: Vickers, Amy and Mary Ann Dickinson. WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “Water Conservation 101: Get Ready, Set and Go!” Las Vegas, NV, October 2011.
  • Speaker: Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, “Second Edition: Water Use And Conservation State-Of-The-Art” Washington, DC, June 2011.
  • Instructor: NOFA/Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care Program, “Organic Lawn & Turf Course: Water Management,” New Haven, CT (Jan. 26) and Providence, RI, Feb. 23, 2011.
  • Speaker: Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association, “What’s New in Saving Water at Commercial Facilities,” Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2010.
  • Speaker: WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “Organic Land Care Practices: New Approaches to Landscape Water Savings.” Las Vegas, NV, October 6, 2010.
  • Panelist: WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “Cities of the Future: Integrating Technologies Towards a New Vision of Urban Water Systems,” Las Vegas, NV, October 6, 2010.
  • Co-presenter: Amy Vickers and Carole Davis. Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, “Dallas’ Process for Setting ICI Program Priorities and Goals” Chicago, IL, June 22, 2010.
  • Instructor: NOFA/Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care Program, Instructor, “Organic Lawn & Turf Course: Water Management,” MA, CT, NY and RI classes, January-February 2010.
  • Speaker: Binational Water Conservation and System Efficiency Conference, “Resources for Designing an Effective Water Conservation Program.” El Paso, TX, November 9-10, 2009.
  • Speaker: WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “Commercial Water Bottling Extractions: What’s Conservation Got To Do With It?” Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2009.
  • Speaker: GovEnergy, “Water Resources Efficiency, Who, What, When, Where and How” Providence, Rhode Island, August 10, 2009.
  • Speaker: Keynote, “Water Savings Summit: The Next Stage,” Spring, TX, July 1, 2009.
  • Speaker: Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, “Commercial Water Bottling Withdrawals in Massachusetts: Exempt From Conservation Restrictions?” San Diego, CA, June 16, 2009.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Connecticut College, Conference on Water Scarcity and Conflict, “Water Use and Abuse: Innovations in Conservation,” New London, CT, April 4, 2009.
  • Speaker: Salem State College, Earth Day Celebration, “Water Conservation and Privatization,” Salem, MA, March 31, 2009.
  • Workshop leader: U.S.Army/Engineer Research and Development Center/IEA ECBCS Annex 46, Fifth Workshop on Energy Efficient Technologies for Government Buildings, “Water and Energy Conservation at Military Facilities,” Chicago, IL, January 28, 2009.
  • Expert Witness: Massachusetts Legislature, Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, Witness, “Bottled Water Oversight Hearing,” Boston, MA, November 6, 2008.
  • Speaker: WaterSmart Innovations Conference, “Water Efficiency or Water Conservation: What’s the Difference?” Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2008.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Georgia WaterWise Council, 2nd Annual SGWWC Specialty Conference, “The Big Picture: 10 Steps to Water Conservation Planning,” Atlanta, GA, May 22, 2008.
  • Speaker: Waterwise Water Efficiency Conference, “International Developments in Water Efficiency & Conservation,” Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, April 9, 2008.
  • Speaker: Utah State University-Logan Spring Runoff Conference, Keynote, “Trends in Municipal and Agricultural Water Use and Conservation”, March 31, 2008.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Alliance for Water Efficiency Workshop, “The Big Picture: Cost-Effective Water Conservation Planning,” San Antonio, TX, March 13, 2008.
  • Expert Witness: Maui County Council, Expert Witness, “Water Conservation: Today and Tomorrow,” Maui, Hawaii, February 21, 2008.
  • Speaker: AWWA Sustainable Water Sources Conference, “Are Water Managers Becoming Lawn Irrigation Managers? 2008 Update” Reno, NV, February 12, 2008.
  • Speaker: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, “Is Water the Next Oil?” Business & Society Conference, Hanover, NH, January 17, 2008.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Annual Meeting of the Partnership for Water Conservation, “Water Conservation Today,” Tukwila, WA, October 24, 2007.
  • Workshop leader: The Partnership for Water Conservation, “Workshop: Top Ten Water Conservation & Efficiency Measures,” Lacey and Everett, WA, October 24-25, 2007.
  • Workshop leader: Alliance for Water Efficiency Workshop, “The Big Picture: Cost-Effective Water Conservation Planning,” Chicago, IL, October 18, 2007.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Irrigation Industry Conference, “Some Members Of The Irrigation Industry Think Vickers Has Gone Too Far.” Phoenix, AZ, May 18, 2007.
  • Speaker: American Water Works Association, Water Demand and Conservation Management Seminar, “Are Water Managers Becoming Lawn Irrigation Managers?” Boston, MA, April 27, 2007.
  • Expert Witness: Rhode Island General Assembly, Special House Commission to Study Water Use and Distribution in Rhode Island, “Strategies to Reduce Residential Water Demands,” presented to the, Providence, RI, April 25, 2007.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Rhode Island Save the Bay–Annual Conference, “Securing Our Water Future: A Call to Action,” Providence, RI, March 1, 2007.
  • Expert Witness: Massachusetts Legislature. Blue Ribbon Panel on the Water Management Act, Expert Witness, “National Water Efficiency Benchmarks and Massachusetts Standards for Water Conservation,” Boston, MA, October 20, 2006.
  • Speaker: Public Debate, Environmental Business Council Water Forum-Series on Sustainable Water Resources Management, Amy Vickers and Fred Laskey, Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, “Debate: Expanding the MWRA Service Area – Pros and Cons,” Boston, MA, October 3, 2006.
  • Workshop leader: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, “System Water Loss and Water Conservation,” Easton, MA, September 14, 2006.
  • Expert Witness: Georgia Governor’s Environmental Advisory Council Meeting, “Water Conservation: A National View,” Atlanta, GA, July 11, 2006.
  • Speaker: American Water Works Association, Webinar, “Improve Your Utility’s Revenue Flow and Reduce Water Demands from Conservation,” June 28, 2006.
  • Workshop leader: Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, “Demand and Asset Management for Utility Executives: The Financial and Operational Benefits of Demand Management. Programs,” San Antonio, TX, June 11, 2006.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Wisconsin Water Conservation Symposium: Demand Side Strategies, “The ABCs of Water Conservation: The Current Experience, A Global View,” Sheboygan, WI. May 23, 2006.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, University of Connecticut-Storrs, Inaugural Kennard Lecture, “The Water Conservation Imperative: New Directions in Saving Water,” Mansfield, CT, April 28, 2006.
  • Speaker: Keynote, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and the I-495 Metrowest Corridor Partnership, “Water Conservation Is an Imperative, Not An Option,” Water Resource Management Conference, Boxborough, MA, April 18, 2006.
  • Workshop leader: Orlando Science Museum, Orange County Water Festival, “Sinkholes!” Orlando, FL, April 7, 2006.
  • Speaker: Ecological Landscapers Association Annual Conference, “Water Conservation,” Marlborough, MA, March 4, 2006.
  • Workshop leader: AWWA Water Sources Conference, “A Quick Start to a Successful Water Conservation Program and Cost-Benefit Analysis,” Albuquerque, NM, February 5-8, 2006.
  • Speaker: AWWA Water Sources Conference, “Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Water Use in the Future,” Albuquerque, NM, February 5-8, 2006.
  • Speaker: AWWA Water Sources Conference, “The Water Quantity-Quality Connection: How The Anti-Lawn Chemical Movement May Boost Irrigation Water Savings,” Albuquerque, NM, February 5-8, 2006.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation,” Florida Institute of Government, Tampa, FL, November 4, 2005.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation Forum,” City of Dallas, Water Utilities, Dallas, TX, August 18, 2005.
  • Webcast: “ICI Water Use Efficiency & Measures,” Association for Facilities Engineering, Live Virtual Seminar, July 26, 2005.
  • Speaker: “Drought: Our Hidden Opportunity,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 2005.
  • Speaker: “Water Efficiency and the Cost-Effective Sustainable Facility,” National Facility Management & Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 16, 2005.
  • Speaker: “Maximizing Water Productivity,” presented at the AWWA satellite Teleconference “Water Resource Alternatives: The Future of Sustainable Utility Practices,” Denver, CO, November 4, 2004.
  • Speaker: “A New Era of Water Scarcity or An Old Error of Water Waste?” Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York, August 2, 2004.
  • Speaker: “Boosting Water Productivity for a Sustainable World” and “Water-wise and Sustainable Homes,” U.S. Green Building Council-Arkansas Chapter, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 14, 2004.
  • Speaker: “Optimizing Your Water: The First Step Towards a Sound Conservation Program,” 2004 Spring Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition, New England Water Works Association, Worcester, MA, April 1, 2004.
  • Speaker: SW2: Save Water/Safe Water Conference, Water-Wise Council of New York Inc., Westchester County Center, NY, March 24, 2004.
  • Speaker: “Green Building and Water Conservation—Yes!,” Water Sources Conference, American Water Works Association, Austin, TX., January 21-14, 2004.
  • Workshop leader: “A Quick Start to Water Conservation Planning,” (workshop facilitator), Water Sources Conference, American Water Works Association, Austin, TX., January 21-14, 2004.
  • Speaker: Keynote, New Mexico Xeriscape Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 17, 2003.
  • Workshop leader: “Amy Vickers’ Handbook of Water Use and Conservation Workshop,” sponsored by the California Urban Water Conservation Council, Sacramento, Calif., September 22-25, 2003.
  • Speaker: “H2Open Forum: Managing Drought: A Long-Term Perspective on Supply,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Anaheim, CA, June 18, 2003.
  • Speaker: Keynote, “Environment Virginia” annual conference, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, April 30, 2003.
  • Speaker: “Drought Conference,” New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA, March 19, 2003.
  • Speaker: Florida Institute of Government, Tampa, FL , 2003 Community Water Leadership Program: Water Conservation and Preservation – Caring About Your Community Resource, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 14, 2003.
  • Speaker: Water, “Greenprints 2003: Sustainable Communities by Design” Conference, sponsored by Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2003.
  • Workshop leader: “Identifying Opportunities for, and the Value of Water Conservation,” Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, and Concord, NH, November 12-13, 2002.
  • Speaker: Keynote, ConFab: Water CASA’s 5th Anniversary Celebration, Tucson, AZ, October 29, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation,” Water 101: Understanding Water Resource Planning, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA, August 28, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Ongoing Measures: The essential elements of Total Water Resource Management,” Conference, How Dry Is Dry: Managing Drought in New England 2002, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA, June 27, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Promoting Community Health an Environmental Protection: Can Libraries Help?” American Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16, 2002.
  • Speaker: Keynote, “Blueprints for Successful Communities Symposium, Georgia’s Growing Thirst,” The Georgia Conservancy, Savannah, GA, February 15, 2002.
  • Speaker: “The State-of-the-Art in Water Efficiency Measures and Practices,” Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation, American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 27-30, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Instream Flow Requirements vs. Water Supply Demands (The Trial of Waterbury Conn. Versus the Shepaug River),” Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation, American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 27-30, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Return to Las Vegas: Opportunities an Obstacles in Water Conservation,” Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation, American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 27-30, 2002.
  • Speaker: “ICI Information Sources and Networking,” Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation, American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 27-30, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Examining Water Conservation Measures,” Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation, American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 27-30, 2002.
  • Speaker: “Show Us The Money: Environmental Savings From Water Efficiency,” California Water Policy Conference: The Price of Water, Are We Counting All the Costs? Los Angeles, CA December 6, 2001.
  • Speaker: “Comprehensive Demand Management,” Symposium: New England’s Water Supplies – Addressing Competing Demands, New England Water Works Association, Boxborough, MA, October 30, 2001
  • Speaker: Keynote, “Symposium: From Sole Source to Integrated Resource, Water Management in the Edwards Aquifer Region,” Edwards Aquifer Authority, San Antonio, TX, September 20, 2001.
  • Speaker: “Water Use and Conservation: State of the Art,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Washington, DC, June 21, 2001.
  • Speaker: “Responsible Strategies for Stretching Your Water Supplies, “ Enviro Expo 2001, Boston, MA., May 9, 2001.
  • Speaker: Keynote, “Florida Water Summit,” Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa, FL, April 5, 2001.
  • Speaker: “A Missed Opportunity: Big Losses Overlooked Without Effective Demand Management,” Integrated Water Resource Management and Conservation Symposium, Marlborough, MA, sponsored by the New England Water Works Association, October 31, 2000.
  • Speaker: “Great Conversation Tools & Ideas in Print: A Conversation With the Authors,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Denver, CO, June 13, 2000.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation: What Can We Do Better?” Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Southborough, MA, September 22, 1999.
  • Speaker: “Water Efficiency Measures: State-of-the-Art,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Chicago, IL, June 23, 1999.
  • Speaker: Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), radio show, June 30, 1999.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation Concepts and Practices,” New York SAVEWATER ‘99 Symposium, Harrison, NY, March 11, 1999.
  • Workshop leader: “Fundamentals of Conservation Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation,” Conserv 99, American Water Works Association, Monterey, CA, January 31, 1999.
  • Speaker: “National Trends in Water Conservation,” Annual Conference of the American Water Resources Association, Mobile, AL, November 21, 1998.
  • Speaker: “BBC World New Service” (radio), interview aired in the UK and also on National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S., April 1998.
  • Speaker: “New and Exciting Ideas in Water Conservation,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 1998.
  • Speaker: “The Value of Water Conservation: The Cost-Effective Alternative Water Supply Source,” Exploring Alternatives Water Resources Conference, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Clearwater, FL, February 12-13, 1998.
  • Speaker: “The Fundamentals of An Effective Water Conservation Program, “ International Demand Management Workshop, co-sponsored by the South African Ministry of Water Affairs & Forestry and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Cape Town, South Africa, September 6-9, 1997.
  • Speaker: “New Directions: Trends That Are Shaping The Future of Water Conservation,” Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Atlanta, GA, June 1997.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation in the United Kingdom – Why We Don’t Have Toilet Rebate Programs” (co-presented with David A. Howarth, U.K. Environment Agency), Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Atlanta, GA, June 1997.
  • Instructor: “Developing and Implementing a Conservation Plan,” a two-day course presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Professional Development, February 17-18, 1997.
  • Speaker: “National Policies For Conservation,” presented at the Rekindling The Fires of Conservation In New England conference, sponsored by the New England Water Works Association, Boxboro, MA October 30, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation Planning in the USA,” presented at an water-industry conference sponsored by the Environment Agency (formerly the National Rivers Authority), London, England, June 14, 1996.
  • Expert Witness: “The U.S. Approach to Water Conservation Policy and Planning in the USA,” presented at the British Parliament, House of Commons, Environment Committee, London, England, June 13, 1996.
  • Speaker: “The Importance of Water Conservation, What the Industry is Doing,” presented at Open Channels: A Public Seminar on Water Conservation, Birmingham (Alabama) Water Works Board, April 22, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Indoor Residential Water Use,” presented at the New York Save Water ‘96 Symposium, Westchester, NY, March 12, 1996.
  • Speaker: “The Greening of the White House CD-ROM: Water Interactive Exercise,” software demonstration, CONSERV96 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Orlando, FL, January 4-8, 1996.
  • Workshop leader: “How to Plan for Successful Conservation Programs,” half-day workshop, CONSERV96 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Orlando, FL, January 4-8, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Plants Don’t Waste Water, People Do: Results From An Irrigation Field Study in an Affluent Mid-Western Community,” CONSERV96 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Orlando, FL,January 4-8, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation in Eastern Europe: What Helps, What Hurts?,” CONSERV96 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Orlando, FL, January 4-8, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Musing on the Post-ULV Era,” CONSERV96 conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Orlando, FL, January 4-8, 1996.
  • Speaker: “Municipal Water Efficiency: Saving Water, Saving Money,” conference: Vermont’s Troubled Waters: Issues and Opportunities for Community Action, Montpelier, VT, October 27, 1995.
  • Speaker: “How To Identify and Describe Potential Water Conservation Measures,” American Water Works Association, Workshop on Water Efficiency, Santa Fe, NM, January 30 – February 1, 1995.
  • Workshop leader: “How To Develop Water Conservation Plans That Work” (workshop), co-presented to the St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka and Palm Bay, FL, November 14-15, 1994.
  • Speaker: “Environmental Tools for Small Business,” Annual Conference of Businesses For Social Responsibility, Boston, MA, October 12-14, 1994.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation Planning Workshop” (workshop), presented to the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, Clearwater, FL, August 17, 1994.
  • Speaker: “The Benefits and Costs of Water Demand Management,” presented at the Institution of Water and Environmental Management (IWEM), London, England, February 9, 1994.
  • Speaker: “Emerging US Water Conservation and IRP Policy Initiatives,” presented at the CONSERV93 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, December 1993.
  • Speaker: Achieving A High Customer Participation Rate With A Bulk Mail-Out Program,” presented at the CONSERV93 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, December 1993.
  • Workshop leader: “From Plan To Action: Making Your Conservation Program A Success” (workshop), presented at the CONSERV93 Conference, co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Las Vegas, NV, December 1993.
  • Speaker: “State-of-the-Art Residential Water Conservation Strategies,” presented at the Canadian Conference on Innovative Housing ‘93, Vancouver, B.C, Canada, June 22,1993.
  • Speaker: “Technologies and Methods to Reduce System Unaccounted-for Water,” presented at SAVEWATER ‘93 Conference, New York Section AWWA, Westchester, NY, March 16, 1993.
  • Speaker: “Implementing A Statewide Water Conservation Program,” presented at the 1993 Water Resources Conference, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee, Harrisburg, PA, February 24, 1993.
  • Speaker: “Municipal Water Conservation: Designing A Program to Meet Your System’s Needs,” presented at Every Drop Counts – First National Water Conservation Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 4, 1993.
  • Speaker: Panelist, Building Connections: Teleconference on Energy and Resource Efficiencies, American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., January 14, 1993.
  • Workshop leader: “Successful Initiatives By the Public and Private Sectors to Reduce Outdoor Water Use,” presented at the Workshop on Encouraging Water Efficiency in Government Facilities sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Washington, D.C., October 26-27, 1992.
  • Speaker: “Creating Economic Incentives for Conservation: Guidelines for Private Water Companies and Public Utility Commissions,” with Edward J. Markus, Ernst & Young, presented at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, June 1992.
  • Speaker: “Legislative Update in Water Conservation,” presented at Conserv ‘92: Progress in Water Conservation (conference), New England Water Works Association, Marlborough, MA, June 2, 1992.
  • Workshop leader: “Water Conservation Research Needs and Priorities,” presented at the Water Conservation Workshop sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Austin, TX, February 2-3, 1992.
  • Speaker: “Conservation: The Hidden New Source of Water Supply,” presented at the 20th Caribbean Water Engineer’s Conference and Exposition, Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Islands, British West Indies, December 4-6, 1991.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation Issues in the Eastern U.S.: Some Problems and Solutions,” presented at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 1991.
  • Speaker: “Painless Ways to Save: The Hardware Solutions,” presented at “East Meets West: Water Supply Strategies for the 21st Century,” a water conservation symposium sponsored by the Scenic Hudson Foundation at the Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, June 1991.
  • Speaker: “Water Conservation Issues and Research Topics,” presented at the National Regions Water-Use Annual Eastern Regional Conference of the United States Geological Survey, Baltimore, MD, April 1991.
  • Speaker: “Potential Water Savings From Low-Volume Plumbing Fixtures,” presented at the American Water Resources Association’s Symposium on Transferring Models to Users, Denver, CO, November 1990.
  • Speaker: “Plumbing Efficiency Legislation,” presented at the “End-Use Water Efficiency Seminar” sponsored by the Edwards Underground Water District, San Antonio, TX, October 1990.
  • Speaker: “The Performance of Low-Volume Plumbing Fixtures,” presented at the 1990 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Cincinnati, OH, June 17-21, 1990
  • Speaker: “Waste Not Want Not: The Importance of Water Conservation in Total Water Management,” presented at the Annual Water Week Conference of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY, May 1990.
  • Speaker: “New Directions in Water Management,” presented at the Annual Pennsylvania AWWA Section Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1990.
  • Speaker: “Integrating Water Conservation into Total Water Management,” presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Water Companies, Washington, D.C., April 1990.
  • Speaker: “Emerging Water Conservation Policy Initiatives in the New England States,” presented at the Conserv 90 Water Conservation Conference of the New England Water Works Association, Framingham, MA, April 1990.
  • Speaker: “Leak Reduction As A Water Supply Alternative,” presented at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Water Supply Alternatives Workshop,” Tucson, AZ, February 1990.
  • Expert Witness: Presented testimony in support of the proposed “National Plumbing Products Efficiency Act of 1989” (S.583), United States Senate Hearing, Subcommittee on the Consumer of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Washington, D.C. October 1989.
  • Speaker: “Potential Water Savings and Related Benefits From Proposed National Water Use Efficiency Standards for Plumbing Fixtures,” presented at the 1989 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Los Angeles, CA, June 18-22, 1989.
  • Expert Witness: Presented testimony in support of proposed legislation to require low-volume toilets, Rhode Island State Legislature, March 1989.
  • Speaker: “The New Massachusetts Plumbing Code: The Ultra Low Flow Era,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Water Congress, Denver, CO, November 1988.
  • Expert Witness: Presented testimony in support of proposed amendment to require low-volume toilets, Massachusetts State Board of Plumbers and Examiners, March 1988.
  • Speaker: “Ground Water Contamination: How Bad, How Viable the Solutions?” program produced and directed for radio station WBAI-FM, New York, NY, April 1983.
  • Speaker: Colleges & Universities, including: Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Tufts, Ohio State, Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Utah State-Logan.