The 2020 Sustainable Water Management Conference will bring 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.
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AWWA's Sustainable Water Management Conference presents 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.
The program will consist of technical sessions, posters, facility tour and pre-conference workshops.
The complete 2020 Technical program will be available in December 2019.
2020 Schedule at-a-glance
Proceedings from April 2019 are available within the online program and will remain accessible for 6 months after the conference.
2019 Online Program & Proceedings
PCW01 – Benefit-Cost Analysis Workshop
Sunday, March 29 Half-day A.M.
$95 for members before March 6, 2020
Participants will be educated on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of water conservation measures. Cost-benefit analysis has been used for years to prioritize water conservation measures. Individual water conservation measure 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. Cost-benefit analysis depends on accurate forecasts of conservation measure water savings, costs, and benefits. Benefits and costs are normally compared in a present worth analysis.
PCW02 – GIS Centric Applications for Water Centric Operations and Water Resources Planning
Sunday, March 29 Half-day P.M.
$95 for members before March 6, 2020
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. This workshop introduces GIS applications for water utilities and provides a deep dive into water operations, inspections, compliance, filed crew/mobile apps and integrated water resource planning.
Hitting Home runs, scoring goals and saving water
Sunday, March 29
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The tour will begin at the new state-of-the-art rainwater collection system at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United Soccer team. This $2.1 million rainwater reuse system occurs out of sight. A massive 675,000-gallon holding tank beneath the stadium's Great Lawn stores the rainwater that falls onto the roof of Allianz Field. The system is designed to collect and redistribute up to 2 million gallons each year.
The second stop will be the CHS Field, home of the Saint Paul Saints. Since CHS Field doesn’t have much roof cover, the adjacent Metropolitan Council Green Line light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) roof is used as a water supply. A pipe allows rainwater to flow from portion of the OMF roof to a 27,000-gallon steel cistern tank below the ballpark concourse. Harvested rainwater is then treated and used to irrigate the playing field.
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.
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.
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.
2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
For sponsor inquiries, contact AWWA Sales.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Book your Room today at the special conference rate of $139 plus taxes per night, available through March 6 or until sold out - whichever happens first.
All conference events will take place within the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel, ideally located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Step outside the hotel directly on Nicollet, a mile-long, pedestrian-friendly oasis lined by bars and restaurants, art, bountiful greenery and many shopping options - where motor vehicles are restricted to buses and taxis only.
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A dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, so much art you’re literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. A culture as committed to protecting the outdoors as to perfecting the craft of the brew, one of the best park systems in the nation, and a foodie paradise. A place to party at festivals all year round, enjoy four gorgeous seasons surrounded by lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall, and meet friendly locals who can’t wait to show you why they love living here.
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