NAPERVILLE, IL — March 23, 2015 — The 3rd Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit, produced by Phigenics, LLC, will be held April 9 and 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. The Summit will bring together top leaders in building water management to collaborate and exchange knowledge on topics related to solving the most pressing needs of protecting human health while conserving water and energy.

According to OSHA, an estimated 4,000 people in the U.S. die every year from Legionnaires’ disease caused by Legionella in building water systems. According to the CDC, fewer people (about 3,000) die in the U.S. each year from food poisoning. The number of legionellosis outbreaks in the U.S. has now surpassed the number of waterborne outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease. Hospitalization costs exceed $34,000 per case in the U.S., and the annual direct healthcare cost of legionellosis is hundreds of million dollars. At the same time, water scarcity challenges have reached record levels in the west and southwest regions of the United States, which is driving increasing pressure to improve water conservation and efficiency. Lake Mead as an example, set a new all-time record low level in the summer of 2014, since it was created in 1936 after the construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.

“We organized this Summit three years ago to provide a platform for leaders in building water management. Participants discuss safe and cost-efficient use of water in their facilities. These leaders are defining sustainable water management for the future,” said Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics, and Program Committee Chair for the Smart Water Leadership Summit. “More than 1,000 people have participated in the last two years, so we are very pleased to produce this important leadership summit again in 2015. With so much change occurring today in the way water is used in buildings, the 2015 Summit is timed perfectly to provide critical new information to the Smart Water Community.”

 

About The Smart Water Leadership Summit

The Smart Water Leadership Summit is an invitation-only annual leadership summit produced by Phigenics. It is focused on timely, critical matters in the building water management industry. The mission of the 2015 Summit is to bring together leaders in water management from diverse industries to collaborate and exchange knowledge on topics related to solving the most pressing needs of protecting human health while conserving water and energy. Invited guests include professionals in facility management, EH&S, engineering, sustainability, compliance, infection prevention, research, government policy and regulation, academia, and related disciplines who are responsible for managing utility, process and potable water within their facilities. Industry sectors include a broad base of healthcare, hospitality, higher education, retail, commercial, government and manufacturing organizations. www.smartwaterleadership.com.