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Melanie GoetzAcclaimed author of Communicating Water’s Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies, Melanie will speak to the challenges and opportunities for communicating the value of water to the public and elected officials.

Melanie specializes in helping utilities effectively communicate with their customers, elected officials, boards and stakeholders. With over three decades of public relations experience, she has been a driving force behind community supported rate increases, effective strategic marketing, public education, and award-winning outreach campaigns that changed behaviors. Melanie is an ongoing contributor to the American Water Works Journal, has served on utility boards, and holds an MBA from Old Dominion University, VA.

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KreekAdam HiRes3-125X188Get ready to learn timeless change management and leadership strategies that will re-boot teamwork, engage performance and strengthen your personal resiliency.

Mental toughness. Teamwork. Leadership. Adam is a Social Entrepreneur who lives it. He runs a biodiesel company and organic food bar company, but is best known as a world-class and interactive storyteller. Adam is an Olympic Gold medalist in eight-man rowing and a death-defying ocean adventurer.

“You row an ocean by taking one stroke at a time. You build a business by solving one problem at a time. Make forward progress one inch at a time. Inch by inch. Repeat!”  - Adam Kreek

Adam holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford University. He lives in Victoria, BC, with his wife and two children. Want to see Adam in action? Check out Ron MacLean speaking about Adam Kreek and I seek failure. Adam at TedX Victoria



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We encourage presenters from all sectors of the water and wastewater community to submit their abstracts. 

Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015 



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 About the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show:

The BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show is British Columbia’s premier water and wastewater industry event, featuring one of the largest trade shows of its kind in western Canada! This event is intended to facilitate professional development and networking for those working in the water industry in BC and Yukon.

The BCWWA is celebrating 43 years of bringing the water community together for dialogue, collaboration and knowledge-sharing on key industry issues. Join us in Kelowna for our 43rd Annual Conference & Trade Show to connect with exhibitors; network with colleagues; engage in educational sessions; and build your skills and industry knowledge.

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