Sustainable Water Management Conference


Sustainable Water Management Conference


March 15 - 18, 2015
Portland, Oregon

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Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing water resources, sustainable utilities and infrastructure, urban planning and design, energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater and reuse.

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Registration is now open!

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Registration Rates

Become an AWWA member and save on your conference fees! Members save $175 on a full-conference registration if you register by February 17, 2015.

Registration Type
Member Early Rate
by Feb. 17
Nonmember
Rate/Standard Rate after Feb. 17
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) Includes technical sessions, lunch and reception does not include workshops $595 $770
Monday-Only (includes - Monday lunch & reception $360
$535
Tuesday/Wednesday-Only (includes sessions)  $310 $485
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $60 $90
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate)           $355 $355
Spouse/Guest Registration (includes admittance to Monday evening reception)            $35 $35
Half Day Workshops $150  $250
Full Day Workshops $425 Private $325 Public $275 Student   N/A

Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations in writing, on company letterhead, via fax or email to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations emailed/fax-dated by 2/17/15 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on 2/18/15, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email to eyoungren@awwa.org.


Hotel Information

Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

Located right on the banks of the Willamette River and featuring spectacular views of Mount Hood,the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is within walking distance of top downtown attractions. As a guest here, you are literally in the middle of it all from concerts and locally flavored culinary experiences to jogging, biking and kayaking at Waterfront Park.

AWWA has secured rates of $149 plus taxes per night, available thru Tuesday, February 17 or until block is full. Book your room today!

HOTEL ALERT: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link above. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email Dina Werkmeister for details.

Call For Papers is now closed.

Contact Education Services or call 303.347.6181 if you have questions regarding abstract submission.


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Sustainable Water Management Conference at-a-Glance

Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

Sunday, March 15
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Full Day Workshop (additional fee)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Half-Day Workshops (additional fee)


Monday, March 16
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
10:00 -10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. - noon
Technical Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Technical Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception with Poster Presenters


Tuesday, March 17
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Technical Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Technical Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions


Wednesday, March 18
7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration Open
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Technical Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. - noon Closing General Session

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sustainable Water Management Conference workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations do require a separate fee.

SUN00 Envision Accreditation Workshop
8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Lunch Included
$425 Private Sector | $325 Public Sector | $275 Student
Limited to 30 registrants.

Are you interested in becoming qualified to take the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credentialing exam?
This workshop will familiarize you with Envision tools used to aid sustainable planning and design activities and qualify you to take the ENV SP credentialing exam.

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the Envision tools
  • Be familiar with the Envision Checklist
  • Know how to use the Envision guidance manual to determine levels of achievement
  • Have an understanding of how to navigate the ISI website
  • Understand the verification process
  • Be qualified to take the ENV SP exam

To earn the ENV SP, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a four year degree OR have a Professional Engineer (PE) or equivalent professional designation;
  • Complete the Envision Accreditation Workshop hosted by AWWA at SWM15
  • Successfully pass the ENV SP credentialing examination on the ISI website (please note that registration and fees for the credential exam are separate from the accreditation workshop).

By registering for this workshop, you acknowledge and attest that you understand the above qualifications. You do not need to register for the conference to attend this workshop.

SUN01- Benefit-Cost Analysis
1:00–5:00 p.m.
$150 early member | $250 after February 17, or nonmember

Benefit-Cost analysis has been used for years to prioritize water conservation measures. Individual water conservation measures are considered to be cost-effective when benefits exceed costs. Once individual measures have been found to be cost-effective, they can be combined into an overall water conservation program. Benefit-Cost analysis depends on accurate forecasts of conservation measure water savings, costs and benefits. Benefits and costs are normally compared in a present worth analysis. The objective of this Workshop is to Provide an understanding of how to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of conservation measures and then use the results to select a cost-effective conservation program.

SUN02 - Water Loss Auditing -In-Depth and Validated with New Tools
1:00–5:00 p.m.
$150 early member | $250 after February 17, or nonmember

This workshop leverages key elements of Georgia’s 10-month training program, distilled into a single ½-day workshop. It is designed for utility managers, operators, consultants, regulators and anyone else seeking to gain a technical understanding of AWWA Water Auditing and its effectiveness for supply-side water conservation and efficiency. The technical content covers basic concepts of AWWA Water Auditing, how to use the AWWA Free Water Audit Software©, where to get data, how to build the team, how to truthfully assess the validity of data, and how to leverage the top-down audit into bottom-up action for improved data and improved water loss. What sets this workshop experience apart is the learning model. The workshop environment is built around the “way we learn.” The learning model is based on the understanding these key principles:

  • Connectivity between memory and emotion
  • The value of intentional struggle
  • Learning through community with peer system networks
  • Knowledge – application – skill – habit: Learning through reinforcement
  • Water Loss Control is as much about awareness and behavior as it is technology
  • The power of entrenched business practices

Technical Program

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities for 2015's Sustainable Water Management Conference are now available. Join us March 15-18, 2015 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon, and put your company out front with a conference sponsorship!

2015 Sustainable Water Management Sponsorship Application (PDF)

For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Education group.

Technical Co-Sponsors