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EPA Region 8 WaterSense Partner Summit

  • Monday, September 08, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

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EPA Region 8 WaterSense Partner Summit Agenda (as of 8/29/14)


8:30 – 9:00 am  Registration


9:00 – 9:30 am  Opening Remarks & Recognition of 2013 WaterSense Award Winners from EPA Region 8

  • -          EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath


9:30 – 10:00 am  Enacting CO SB 103: What Comes Next?  

  • -          Jeannine Shaw, Denver Water
  • -          Kevin Reidy, Colorado Water Conservation Board


10:05– 11:35 am  WaterSense Labeled New Homes

  • -          General WaterSense Labeled New Homes Program Update (Alicia Marrs, WaterSense)
  • -          Partner Perspectives:
  • o   Water Efficiency Workshop for Colorado Plumbers (Frank Kinder, Colorado Springs Utilities)
  • o   Promoting, Building & Inspecting WaterSense labeled new homes in Colorado Springs (Frank Kinder, CSU & Jim Riggins, EnerSmart Energy Solutions)


11:35 – 12:30 pm Break for Lunch & Networking  (on your own)


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Outdoor

  • -          Changes to the Professional Certifying Organization Specification – What does it mean for utilities, local govts, irrigation professionals etc. (Alicia Marrs, WaterSense)
  • -          Partner Perspective:
  • o    Qualified Water Efficiency Landscaper Certification Program (QWEL) (Candace Shaible, Central Iron County  Water Conservancy District/Utah State University

1:35 – 2:35 pm  Commercial & Institutional

  • -          Update on the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge (Alicia Marrs, WaterSense)
  • -          Partner Perspective:
  • o   City of Boulder’s CII Audit Tool Pilot, Toilet Freebate and other programs (Russ Sands, City of Boulder)


2:35 – 2:50 pm Networking Break


2:50 – 4:30 pm Marketing & Outreach

  • -          Changes to the WaterSense partner website, plans for Shower Better Month (Oct 2014), save the date for Fix a Leak Week 2015!  (Alicia Marrs, WaterSense)
  • -          Partner Perspective:
  • o   Colorado WaterWise’s Value of Water Toolkit, Smartphone Landscape application and more! (Speaker TBD)


4:45 pm  Networking Happy Hour at Terminal Bar in the newly renovated Union Station




Alicia Marrs

WaterSense Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency




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Dear WaterSense Partner,

Join your fellow WaterSense partners from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 (i.e., Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) for a one-day summit on all things WaterSense!

Network and learn how other WaterSense partners in Region 8 have incorporated WaterSense and water efficiency into their efforts, including an update on Colorado Senate Bill 103 that requires the phase-out of non-WaterSense labeled products by September 2016.

Get the latest updates on the WaterSense program, including new homes, the revised professional certifying organization specification, H2Otel Challenge and commercial buildings, and upcoming marketing plans (e.g., Shower Better Month, Fix a Leak Week 2015).

We hope to see you in person, but those unable to travel to Denver are invited to participate via webinar. Please spread the word to colleagues within your organization and other WaterSense partners!

·         When: September 8, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

·         Where: EPA Region 8 Conference Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO, 80202

Reserve your spot today! Please send questions to Alicia Marrs at

The WaterSense Team

Colorado WaterWise                                  

PO Box 101012

Denver, CO 80250

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