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The event, held September 28-30 in Oklahoma City,
featured educational sessions and an exhibit hall.
The National Rural Water
Association opened the 2015 WaterPro
Conference in Oklahoma City with a ceremony on Sept. 28, 2015. Over 2,000
water and wastewater professionals from across the nation assembled for the
open of the three-day conference.
Co-locating with NRWA this year were the Ground Water Protection Council
(GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). This
unique co-location brought together three national organizations that impact
and influence the water industry in different ways. All three organizations are
leading membership organizations, each headquartered in Oklahoma. The set of
circumstances allowing for the three conferences and annual meetings to coincide
in Oklahoma City is unlikely to be repeated.
Educational sessions included timely information on topics at the intersection
of these three organizations, including: hydraulic fracturing, the slowdown of the oil
boom on rural economies, source water protection, energy efficiency, sustainable
management, water reuse, drought issues and more.
NrWa Director from oklahoma, Jimmy seago, and cherokee dancers lead the
WaterPro attendees to the exhibit hall Grand opening.
FOurtH Quarter 2015
This co-location created a diverse mix of
attendees and many networking opportunities.
The organizations brought together water
professionals, regulators, funding agencies,
equipment manufacturers, academics, energy
companies and even several state governors from
across the United States.
The opening ceremony included speeches
from USDA Rural Utility Service Administrator
Brandon McBride, NRWA President Charles
Hilton, NRWA's Oklahoma Director Jimmy Seago,
and NRWA CEO Sam Wade.
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4-Wheeler winner Chad Coburn
from Poweshiek Water Association,
Brooklyn, IA. Presenters of
the 4-wheeler on behalf of
USABlueBook, Kathleen Burandt,
President, USABluebook and
Jennifer Kirchner, Event Planning
Specialist for USABluebook.
staff sgt. Nick Jackson, south Dakota,
presents the colors.
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