Aurora, Colo. Mayor Steve Hogan to Speak at AWWA ACE13

Aurora, Colo. Mayor Steve Hogan will share insights into the benefits of regional cooperation with fellow elected and appointed officials at 8:30 a.m. June 11 during the American Water Works Association?s Public Officials Breakfast and Caucus, part of AWWA?s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE13) in Denver.

Hogan will discuss the Colorado WISE Partnership, widely viewed as a national model for successful regional collaboration on water supply and infrastructure. Aurora Water is also a recognized leader in the national Partnership for Safe Water program, having become the only utility in the United States to achieve Phase IV Excellence designation in two of its water treatment plants.

?Mayor Hogan?s leadership on water partnership strategies demonstrates the positive impact informed elected officials can have on managing water resources and systems,? said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. ?At a time when water supply concerns are growing and budgets are tightening, the WISE Partnership provides an excellent case study on effective collaboration among diverse stakeholders.?

The Public Officials Breakfast and Caucus ? free to pre-registered public officials ? is part of a public officials program that also includes 12 hours of certificate training. Public officials can also choose from more than 500 technical presentations at the broader ACE13 conference and see the latest technology solutions from several hundred exhibitors.

ACE13, which will bring an estimated 11,000 water experts to Denver June 9-13, takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.

The WISE Partnership is a regional water supply project among Aurora Water, Denver Water and the South Metro Water Supply Authority, to combine excess surface water supplies and system capacities to create a sustainable new water supply for South Metro.? Members of South Metro are highly dependent on non-renewable groundwater and are seeking a sustainable surface water supply. South Metro will develop infrastructure within its area for distribution to their members.

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