Sustainable Water Management



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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

Thank you!

That's a wrap on Sustainable Water Management 2022! Join us in 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 16-19!

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

2022 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
$620 $805 $805 $905
Monday Only (includes sessions, lunch & reception) $395 $580  $580 $680
Tuesday/Wednesday Only (includes sessions) $395 $580 $580 $680
Student (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $35 $50 $35 $50
Speaker (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $370 $555 $555 $655
Pre-Conference Workshops  Pre-conference workshop prices vary - see program tab for details

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 February 24, 2022 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.

Thank you to everyone who attended SWM22! 

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. The SWM planning committee is excited to share another outstanding technical program in 2023!

2022 Pre-Conference Workshop

Check back in Fall 2022 to learn more about 2023 Workshops!

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.

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.


Thank you to all our 2022 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

Coming Fall 2022!

2022 Resources

For sponsor inquiries, contact AWWA Sales.


The 2023 Call For Abstracts is open

The 2023 Sustainable Water Management Conference will take place on April 16-19, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Call for Abstracts will be open until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Any submissions provided after the call closes will not be accepted. The planning committee is now accepting abstracts, special topic session, and pre-conference workshop submissions.

AWWA is soliciting abstracts covering the following topics: 

  • Water resources planning & management 
  • Water & energy efficiency 
  • Sustainable utilities & infrastructure resilience 
  • Water Conservation and Water Loss Programs 
  • Climate change mitigation, adaption, and resilience 
  • Source water protection 
  • Alternative water sources and water reuse 
  • Land use and water planning 
  • Effective stakeholder communication 
  • Preparing for and recovering from natural disasters 
  • Social Equity in Water Management 
  • Green Infrastructure and Landscape Design 

Submit an abstract




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