Partnership addresses water issues critical to economic development
Water is a critical component to Northern Nevada’s economic development, a new partnership has been formed to address those issues.
The he University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Western Regional Water Commission, Truckee Meadows Water Authority and Nevada Department of Transportation have collaborated to form the Nevada Water Innovation Campus.
“Perhaps nowhere in the world is water more important than in Nevada,” University of Nevada, Reno Executive Vice-President and Provost Kevin Carman told the 150 people gathered to launch and celebrate a new collaboration to develop and implement innovative and integrated water solutions. “Especially with our emerging economies, stewardship of water and research on best practices and uses of water is important.”
The new collaboration, the Nevada Water Innovation Campus, has the six major regional agencies and cities focused on addressing engineered water infrastructure needs, challenges and opportunities in the region. The shared vision and effort encourages the practice of sustainable water management for economic growth and enriching the natural water environment.
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