The 2017 High Desert Water Summit Kicks Off March 8th



By Nolan P. Smith

Staff Reporter

(Victorville)—This year’s High Desert Water Summit, presented by the Mojave Water Agency (MWA), has a main focus on high school students, as the event is “calling on tomorrow’s innovators.” This year’s summit will take place at High Desert Church, located at 14545 Hook Blvd in Victorville on March 8th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“The intent of the High Desert Water Summit is to continue to educate and engage our residents on the importance of water and what role each of us can play to ensure a reliable water supply,” said Yvonne Hester, Community Liaison Officer for the MWA.

This year’s program has a strong focus on the next generation of leaders here in the High Desert. Topics to be discussed at the event include how plants communicate to survive and thrive, presented by keynote speaker Botanist Robin Kobaly, and water conservation and careers in water by MWA Conservation Manager Nicholas Schneider. The entire program is geared to high school STEM students, whom have all of the potential to be the future innovators and leaders in our community.

The MWA are looking for students who want to help solve our water challenges. Students were asked to submit video entries on what their solutions would be. Videos entries will be shown at the Water Summit.

“I’ve met the essay and video contest finalists and they are very impressive young men and women,” said Hester. “They are bright, creative, and love their schools. We have amazing students in our communities and we hope to engage them in water issues. Someday they may be leading our communities.”

For more information on the High Desert Water Summit, visit the Mojave Water Agency online at

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