Sustainable Water Management


The Sustainable Water Management Conference brings together water sector organizations and professionals to discuss all aspects of resilient and efficient water management. Attendees will gain insights into best practices for managing water resources, source water protection, sustainable utility planning, analyzing the costs and benefits of water conservation, and exploring alternative water sources including stormwater and reuse. For COVID-19 resources and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page

That's a wrap on SWM23!

Thanks to all who joined AWWA in Minneapolis for the 2023 Sustainable Water Management Conference.
Stay tuned for 2024 details!

Who attends Sustainable Water Management Conference?

  • Water resource planners and engineers
  • Conservation & green infrastructure professionals
  • Municipal water & wastewater utilities
  • Industry consultants
  • Local, state, and federal governmental agencies
  • Agricultural interests
  • Water quality specialists
  • Public affairs managers

Sample Registration Rates Member Early Rate  Nonmember Early Rate 
Member Late  Rate  Nonmember Late Rate 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, lunch & reception; does not include Sunday workshops
$640 $840 $840 $940
Monday Only (includes sessions, lunch & reception) $405 $605  $605 $705
Tuesday/Wednesday Only (includes sessions) $405 $605 $605 $705
Student (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $35 $50 $35 $50
Speaker (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $385 $585 $585 $685
Pre-Conference Workshops (half day) $135 $235 $235 $335

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 deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations after March 17, 2023 will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email to AWWA Customer Service.
Photo and Information Release: By registering for this event, you agree to allow AWWA to use your photo in any AWWA-related publication or website. Registrants may receive show-related and promotional emails from sponsors. AWWA uses a third party for this service, and at no time was your email disclosed to sponsors.
Do you need a letter of invitation from AWWA? Submit the request form. Requests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register.

Technical Program


AWWA's Sustainable Water Management Conference presented 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.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations do require a separate fee. Additional details and agendas are available within the Online Program. 

Overall Program Topics:

Efficiency—Effective water conservation programs reduce demands, operating costs, and capital expansion requirements. Join experts in the field of resource conservation to discuss best practices for protecting your resources and implementing programs that encourage wise water use.

Resilience and Sustainability—Utilities need innovative solutions in order to thrive despite new and mounting challenges. Explore field-tested solutions and new technologies to help with water management and project sustainability.

Source Water Supply and Protection—Protecting our water resources requires an integrated approach and collaboration with the entire community. Experts will discuss key management strategies addressing resource use and supply protection.

Integrated Resource Management and Planning—Long-range planning requires a careful analysis of risk and the interplay among all aspects of the water cycle. Experts in this track will discuss the best methods for incorporating risk and uncertainty into the management of your utility.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to all our 2023 Sponsors!

Each year, the Sustainable Water Management Conference offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to enhance your company's impact and connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the management of sustainable water systems!

Being a conference sponsor is a great way to leverage your presence at the conference, increase your brand awareness, and put your organization’s name in front of all conference attendees.


2023 Resources:

2023 Sponsor Prospectus


For sponsor inquiries, contact AWWA Sales.

2024 Sponsor Prospectus - coming soon


Thank you to all our 2023 SWM Presenters!

Stay tuned for details regarding the Sustainable Water Management Conference in 2024




Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!




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