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ENR Presents Western Water Conference, “Building Long-Term Water Supply Solutions,” November 13 in Huntington Beach, CA

NEW YORK – October 17, 2014 – The tightening water supply in the western U.S. has agencies focused on creating new water supplies and optimizing water use.  The region's water suppliers are taking on scores of multi-million and even multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, creating unprecedented opportunities for contracting and engineering firms, material and equipment suppliers, finance professionals, and legal and risk consultants.

To discuss the water supply situation, McGraw Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record (http://enr.construction.com/) will host its Western Water Conference on November 13 in Huntington Beach, CA.  The event will bring together industry experts, utilities officials and project owners to share approaches, insights and project details for averting a water crisis and keeping pace with water quality and environmental regulations.

The event features keynote addresses by Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director, National Integrated Drought Information System and Senior Advisor for Climate, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; and (Retired) Colonel Robert Sinkler, Water Infrastructure Director, North America Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy. 

Additional scheduled speakers include representatives from: Arcadis * Black & Veatch * Brown & Caldwell * CH2M HILL * City of Santa Barbara * Denver Water * Garney Construction * HDR Inc. * Merrick & Co. * Metropolitan Water District of Southern California * MWH Global * Orange County (CA) Water District * Parkhill, Smith & Cooper * San Antonio Water System * San Diego County Water Authority * San Francisco Public Utilities Commission * Seattle Public Utilities * Southern Nevada Water Authority * TetraTech * Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

The ENR Western Water Conference is produced by McGraw Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record, the leading source of news, data, trends and analysis for the construction industry.  Sponsors include Platinum Sponsors MWH Global and Tetra Tech; Silver Sponsors Aon, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc., CH2M HILL, Hitachi Solutions, HD Supply Waterworks, and PCL Construction; and Supporting Sponsors American Water Resources Association, National Ground Water Association, and Society for Marketing Professional Services.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.construction.com/events/2014/water/, call 1-800-371-3238, or search Twitter for #ENRwater.  Attendees are eligible to earn 5 AIA LUs.  Discounts are available to members of supporting sponsor organizations as well as to media representatives and groups of four or more.

For more McGraw Hill Construction events, visit http://www.construction.com/events.

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About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions. McGraw Hill Construction’s data, analytics, and media businesses – Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record – create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's iconic brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and McGraw Hill Construction. The Company has approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

Media Contact: Evelyn O’Neill, Marketing Communications, McGraw Hill Construction, +1 212-904-3322, evelyn.oneill@mhfi.com

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