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Mission Statement

The Water Conservation Coalition (WCC) is a public/private partnership formed by community leaders to help increase water-efficient business practices within the Southern Nevada business community and promote community-wide water conservation. The WCC provides information and encouragement to business peers in an effort to boost participation in water conservation and incentive programs. The WCC carries out its mission by providing the community with sound data, education, committed leadership and initiatives that respect our water resources and quality of life in Southern Nevada.


The WCC’s day-to-day management falls under an annual contract between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations and Government Affairs, (FFW), under the leadership of Susan Black-Manriquez, who services as WCC Executive Director and works directly with SNWA staff and management.

The WCC is not a 501-(c)(3) organization. At the approval of SNWA management, the WCC is allowed to utilize the Springs Preserve Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) for fundraising purposes - with strict oversight and management of donor funds for WCC projects.

The WCC operates with an Executive Committee rather than a Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is currently comprised of 11 members including a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past Chairman. The Executive Committee meets monthly and all members, with the exception of SNWA and FFW staff, are unpaid volunteers.

2013 WCC Chairman

Larry Simon

Senior Architecture & Landscape Manager

Pardee Homes

650 White Drive, Suite 100

Las Vegas, NV 89119

The WCC presents Water Hero Awards annually to businesses, organizations and individuals who have helped generate significant water savings their programs or actions and undertakes community projects. Past projects have included a landscape renovation of the courtyard at Griffith Elementary School in Las Vegas and an extensive landscape renovation/conversion at Boys Town Nevada. For more information, please visit www.snwa.com and search "Water Conservation Coalition."

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