PHOENIX, AZ, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and Global Water Resources, Inc. ("Global Water") today announced that Global Water President and CEO Trevor Hill will be presenting at the 1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems at the Wessex Institute of Technology in New Forest, UK on April 25-27, 2012. Mr. Hill will be presenting a paper entitled "The Real Smart Grid for Water: Ensuring Water Sustainability via Infrastructure and Information".
"Water scarcity and variability are increasing worldwide. Once isolated to developing nations, water scarcity is dramatically affecting first world nations like Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States," said Mr. Hill. "To survive in the 21st century water world, the way we think about water has to change. We must not only increase the availability of conservation infrastructure, as we have done within our own utilities at Global Water, but we must also increase the availability of information for consumers, which is a fundamental aspect of our FATHOM™ services."
The Urban Water 2012 conference is a multi-disciplinary gathering of experts to discuss the increasingly complex management of all aspects of urban water supply, including the legal, regulatory and technical hurdles involved in the design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and control of urban water systems. More information on the Urban Water 2012 conference can be found at http://www.wessex.ac.uk/12-conferences/urban-water-2012.html
FATHOMTM is deployed as an integrated suite of utility-to-utility services including Automated Meter Infrastructure, Customer Information System and Asset Management solutions that have been proven to lower utility operating costs while improving service levels. The solution is hosted in a secure cloud computing environment, which makes implementation rapid and requires no additional IT personnel or infrastructure.
About GWR Global Water Resources Corp and Global Water
GWR Global Water Resources Corp owns an approximate 48.1% interest in Global Water. Global Water is a leading water resource management and technology company that owns and operates water, wastewater and recycled water utilities, and provides technology-enabled services through its unique platform, FATHOM™ Utility-to-Utility ("U2U™") Solutions. Initially developed by Global Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOM™ is an integrated suite of advanced technologies proven to increase revenue, decrease costs and bring efficiencies to water utilities. FATHOM™ puts water management tools in customers' hands.
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