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.
Who attends Sustainable?
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Proceedings are available within the online program and will remain accessible for 6 months after the conference.
2019 Online Program & Proceedings
2019 Onsite Program
Thank you for attending! Organized by technical topic, 2019's program presented solutions to water-sector challenges in defined professional sessions. Below is a sample of the items that were covered in Tucson:
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.
Workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Please note that Workshop registrations do require a separate fee. Additional details and agendas are available within the online program.
PCW01 - GIS Applications in Water Resources 101
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. This workshop introduced GIS applications for water systems.
PCW02 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
Participants were educated on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of water conservation measures.
Preliminary schedule - subject to change.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Half-day and Full-day Workshops (additional fee)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Opening General Session
10:00 -10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - noon
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon (provided) and Poster Podium Talks
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception with Poster Presenters
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch on your own
8:00 - noon
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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. Take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities listed below!
For sponsor inquiries, contact AWWA Sales.
AWWA is accepting abstracts for the 2020 Sustainable Water Management Conference. Authors are encouraged to submit presentations, special topic sessions, and workshops that address approaches, practices, techniques, research, and case studies on all aspects related to resilient and efficient water management. Abstracts are due by 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Submit an Abstract
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Please visit Presentation Responsibilities & Guidelines 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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