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

Registration is now open!



If you require a registration form, please reach out to AWWA Customer Service at

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

2023 SWM Registration Rates   Member  
Early Rate
  On or Before  
Early Rate
On or Before
Late Rate
  On or After  
Late Rate
On or After
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
(Includes Sessions, Meals & Networking Events; Does Not Include Sunday Workshop)
$640 $840 $840 $940
Monday Only (Includes Sessions, Monday Lunch & Monday Networking Reception) $405 $605  $605 $705
Tuesday Only (Includes sessions) $405 $605 $605 $705
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 Workshop (Sunday  1:00-5:00 p.m.) $135 $235 $235 $335

Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated on or before March 17, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After March 17, 2023 cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to

International attendees: 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 Now Available!

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.

2023 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. 

Sunday, April 16  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
PCW01—The Power and Pitfalls of Commercial Submeter Incentive Programs
A properly implemented submetering program can provide the information required to improve efficiency and maintain it over the long term. While submeters are incredibly powerful tools, it is critical to provide the technical guidance to proper submeter selection, installation, and data collection as part of any submeter incentive program. This presentation will discuss real-world case studies. 


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.




Book your room today!

Minneapolis is ready to welcome the Sustainable Water Management Conference in April!
All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis unless otherwise noted. 

Book your room today for the group rate of $149/night+taxes.
This room block will close March 27, 2023 or when sold out, whichever comes first.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403


Conference Location

Learn More about all Minneapolis has to offer! 

The state capital, St. Paul, and neighboring Minneapolis make up the Twin Cities, an incredibly rich and diverse area with dramatic skylines, exciting pro sports, award-winning theater, renowned restaurants and a booming craft beer scene. Revel in the natural beauty of dozens of trails, parks and waterways, such as the Chain of Lakes and the Mississippi River. You can also shop 'til you drop at local boutiques and the nation's largest mall, Mall of America, with no tax on clothing or shoes. Or, attend one of the hundreds of annual events in the region, from small-town celebrations to one of the largest state fairs in the country. Find things to do in Minneapolis!  

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link provided by AWWA. 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 Connections Housing/Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureaus, please email

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.


Presenter Deadlines & Resources

Congratulations on being selected to present at Sustainable Water Management Conference!

Access the Speaker Portal to manage the following task:

  • Accept and confirm presentation
  • Update contact information (upload photo, include Social Media information and include bio for introduction)
  • Sign the Creative Commons Form
    • Required to be included in Proceedings
    • Proceeding materials - Due April 28, 2023
  • PowerPoint Template - Standard | Widescreen (preferred)

Please visit "Plan Your Presentation" for additional guidelines, responsibilities, and best practices to aid in preparing your presentation.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Education Services




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