DENVER — American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols will address water professionals during the opening general session of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE), at the Anaheim Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. on June 8 in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

Nichols is a leading biologist and New York Times bestselling author of “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do,” stated the release.

Sponsored by HomeServe, Nichols will “delve into the emotional, behavioral, psychological and physical connections that draw humans to water,” reported the release.

AWWA members naturally have a strong connection to water because of their tireless work in ensuring it’s available, safe and clean,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Dr. Nichols will explain why what water professionals accomplish every day makes the world a better place to live, work and play — he truly speaks to why we all love water.” 

The longest running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881, ACE15 is forecast to host around 12,000 water experts June 7-10, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.