SYDNEY, Australia – May 8, 2012 – GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and Global Water Resources, Inc. (“Global Water”) today announced it will be presenting its unique approach to water sustainability at OzWater ’12 in Sydney on May 9, 2012. Global Water’s presentation is entitled: Smarter Water: Ensuring Water Sustainability via Infrastructure, Incentives and Information. “Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent and has only recently emerged from a devastating decade-long drought that led to emergency supply-side augmentation and considerable innovation in the water industry,” said Global Water President & CEO Trevor Hill. “We have had a strong relationship with the Australian regulators and water industry for years, and I believe it is inevitable that as the people of Australia adapt to the increasing volatility of water resources, that they move from emergency response to a considered, focused demand-side management approach to sustainability. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of these approaches in our own utilities and are pleased to share our experiences with Australians.”
Global Water’s Australian Advisor, Joe Flynn added, “It is fitting this talk is scheduled in the Future Cities track of OzWater. As infrastructure replacement needs and water scarcity increase across the globe, many municipalities will be seeking to develop 21st century solutions to water scarcity. Global Water’s approach to water management, including off-loading potable demand with recycled water, and engaging the consumer to be more aware of their consumption can have a dramatic and sustained effect on water resources. These tools, placed in customers’ hands, will ensure we can live sustainably with our most precious resource. Australia understands that, and as such represents an ideal international target for Global Water’s expansion.”
“Notably, the demand-side management tools developed by Global Water are available to all sizes of municipalities,” continued Mr. Hill. “FATHOMTM reduces or eliminates the need for upfront capital investment and protracted implementations through a unique cloud-based deployment methodology. As a result, our tools can be deployed quickly, reliably and efficiently, often in less than 90 days. And the fact that these tools are utility-bred, gives them instant credibility with our utility clients.”
OzWater is Australia’s premier water event. More information about OzWater ’12 can be found at http://www.ozwater.org/.
Global Water Resources Corp and Global Water GWR Global Water Resources Corp. owns an approximate 48.1% interest in Global Water, 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 OS is a cloud-based geo-spatial integrated suite of utility-to-utility solutions proven to increase utility revenue, decrease operating costs and improve customer service. FATHOM™ puts water management tools in customers’ hands.
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