Palouse Water Basin Summit will teach ways to conserve water

MOSCOW, ID - The Palouse has plenty of water, but that doesn't mean there isn't enough to waste.

There's an opportunity to learn all about conserving water at the Palouse Basin Water Summit Thursday evening from 4:30 to 8:30 at the Best Western in Moscow.

Water levels on the Palouse have been slowly declining for the last three decades, and the summit is a great place to learn more about the situation.

"The average citizen on the Palouse uses about 120 gallons of water per day," said Palouse Water Basin Summit co-founder Jon Kimerling. "There are some communities in the United States where they're using 60 per day, so there's definitely room to improve."

The summit features panels focused on water governing officials from Idaho and Washington to explain the water laws in each state. Award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett, who wrote Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis, is the keynote speaker.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to register beforehand.
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