Global Water Resources Joins WaterStart to Accelerate Water Technology

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?Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWRS), (TSX:GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has joined?WaterStart, a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water technologies.

Based in the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute in Nevada, WaterStart brings together strategic resources and expertise, and connects water management agencies, technology companies, and policy makers in order to spur positive growth in the water sector.

As a WaterStart member, Global Water gains access to more than 250 water technology-focused companies and the results of pilot projects implemented by other WaterStart members, including other utilities, and joins a large network of proven first adopters across many sectors. One of WaterStart?s key partners is the Southern Nevada Water Authority, one of the largest water providers in the U.S. Others include the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and MGM Resorts International.

?We are honored to become the first water resource management company outside Nevada to join WaterStart, a growing leader in water research, innovation and commercialization,? said Ron Fleming, president and CEO of Global Water Resources. ?Global Water has always been committed to leveraging advanced technologies to the benefit of our customers, the environment, and our business. WaterStart represents a new channel for Global Water that will help us remain at the forefront of the water management industry, and advance our goals to achieve efficient growth and consolidation.?

Nathan Allen, executive director of WaterStart, commented: ?We welcome Global Water to our expanding group of partners working in concert to address challenges in water management today and in the future. As a channel for innovation of water utilities both large and small, and due to technology utilization across all facets of their business, Global Water is an ideal member to bring about new technologies and catalyze adoption.?

?Global Water?s membership extends our presence into Arizona, where they share many of the same drivers for innovative water management,? continued Allen. ?Metropolitan Phoenix is steadily growing due to positive population trends and we see innovations in water technology helping to meet the growing demand and ultimately conserve water.?

About WaterStart?
WaterStart is a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation. Based in the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute, WaterStart leverages the strategic resources and expertise of its network to evaluate and demonstrate the performance of water innovation. As a channel for innovation, WaterStart accelerates the rate of adoption of new solutions to real challenges facing water management agencies and large consumers.

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About Global Water Resources
Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates nine utility companies which provide water, wastewater and recycled water services. The company?s service areas are located primarily in growth corridors around metropolitan Phoenix. Global Water recycles nearly 1 billion gallons of water annually. To learn more, visit?

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