Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 – Over 500 local and international participants attended the 2014 Caribbean Water & Wastewater Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  The event provides an opportunity for water industry leaders, CEO’s, Ministers of Government and High Level Dignitaries from across the Caribbean to network and share ideas in regard to water and waste management in the Caribbean.  Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie officially opened the conference on Oct. 6, addressing the theme of the event “Caribbean Water Security – Risks and Opportunities.”    The Honorable Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, a keynote speaker, described his concern about climate change and the potential damaging effects on the Bahamas groundwater resources, the need to transition to desalination and the importance of instituting local campaigns to utilize water more efficiently.

The exhibitors welcomed the high level officials during a private tour of the exhibit hall on Thursday evening.

(Left to  Right:  Honorable Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Lauren Thomas, Seven Seas Water Director of Marketing, Roger Darville,  Seven Seas Water Turks & Caico’s Operations Manager.