Sustainable Water Management

 

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.

Registration is open!

 or fill out the Registration form

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.


Who attends Sustainable?

  • Water resource planners and engineers
  • Conservation professionals
  • Green infrastructure professionals
  • Municipal water & wastewater utilities
  • Industry consultants
  • Local, state, and federal governmental agencies
  • Water utility investors
  • Educators
  • Private industrial systems
  • Agricultural interests
  • Research groups
  • Utility managers
  • Public affairs managers
  • Special interests such as golf courses, aquifer storage, and recovery

    Register by March 8, 2019, for best rates!

2019 Registration Type Member Early Rate  Nonmember Early Rate 
 
Member Late  Rate  Nonmember Late Rate 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, lunch & receptions; does not include Sunday workshops
$595 $775 $775 $875
Monday Only (includes sessions, lunch & reception) $360 $540  $540 $640
Tuesday/Wednesday Only (includes sessions) $310 $490 $490 $590
Student (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $35 $50 $35 $50
Speaker (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $355 $355 $355 $355
Pre-Conference Workshops  Monday 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 3/8/19 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on 3/9/19, cancellations 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.

Hotel Information

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N. Resort Drive Tuscon, AZ 85750

Conference housing has now closed.  The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is sold out, however you may investigate additional area hotels to book your room. Transportation will be on your own. AWWA has found that rooms may be available at the current prevailing rates at these two Tucson hotels:

Hacienda del Sol
520-299-1501

Westin La Paloma
520-742-6000
 


Conference Location

From the moment you arrive at this luxury resort in Tucson, you are greeted with a magnificent view of the Catalina Mountains and indigenous saguaro cactus in every direction. You’ll find amenities and services that make you feel like you’ve just checked into paradise. During your stay, we encourage you to enjoy the sunshine, the miles of hiking trails, the 80-foot waterfall, and all of the other relaxing, indulgent offerings.

No need to leave the resort...


The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort hosts two 18-hole golf courses. Better yet - the courses are irrigated with reclaimed water! Guests who book in the AWWA hotel block receive a 10% discount off their individual tee times.

Looking to relax? The Resort also has an on-site spa. Guests who book in the AWWA hotel block receive a 10% discount.

Around Tucson

Continue to support sustainability by drinking some local beer. Pima County, the home of Tucson, recently sponsored the AZ Pure Brew Challenge which traveled the community to collect processed wastewater which was further purified and brought to microbreweries around the state. Tucson's own Dragoon Brewing Company won the challenge - stop by their brewery for a taste of the Clear Water Pilsner!
Tucson and its surrounding areas are rich with a deep-rooted history and a culture grown from a landscape that can't be found anywhere else in the world. A bit off the beaten path, Tucson’s unique attractions and great food beckon you to discover and explore!

Getting here & Getting around

Tucson International Airport is served by six airlines with daily nonstop service to/from and connections around the world.

Airport Transportation

Taxis to the Lowes Ventana Canyon cost about $21, Uber is approximately $25-$33

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. 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 Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging.

2019 Technical Program
 

Schedule at-a-glance

Conference Announcement

Organized by technical topic, 2019's program presents solutions to water-sector challenges in defined professional sessions. You will find sessions on key topics that address the full spectrum of an issue.

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.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Sunday, March 31

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
8:00 a.m.–noon

$95 early member | $195 early nonmember |
$195 member after March 8 | $250 nonmember after March 8
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. This workshop will introduce GIS applications for water systems.

PCW02 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
1:00–5:00 p.m.

$95 early member | $195 early nonmember |
$195 member after March 8 | $250 nonmember after March 8
Participants will be educated on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of water conservation measures. 

PCW03 - Building Resilience to a Changing Climate
Unfortunately, workshop PCW03 has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Technical Facility Tours

T1 - SOLD OUT - Technical Tour of Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project and Sweetwater Wetlands
1:00–5:00 p.m. (Sunday Tour: March 31)

$55 member | $55 nonmember 
This tour has reached capacity! Join Tucson Water staff on an educational facility tour. The tour will start at the Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project (SAVSARP). The underground storage project has nine recharge basins which allow Tucson to fully utilize its allocation of the Colorado River Water. After the SAVSARP, the tour will travel to the Sweetwater Wetlands, one of the most important functional, environmental and educational components of the City of Tucson's reclaimed water system.

T2 - Post-Conference Water Harvesting Tour 
12:30-5:00 p.m. (Wednesday Tour: April 3)

$35 member | $35 nonmember 

This post-conference tour will take you to some of Tucson’s most innovative and successful water harvesting projects. The tour includes municipal, institutional, commercial and residential properties. You’ll see passive systems, such as swales and rain gardens, and more complex, “active” systems that include storage and delivery infrastructure.  You’ll hear directly from people with knowledge and expertise on the projects. Lunch will be included. Tour attendees should schedule flight departures for 5:00 p.m. or later.


Sustainable Water Management Conference at-a-glance

Preliminary schedule - subject to change. All conference events take place at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort. Refer to mobile app onsite for updates.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Half-day and Full-day Workshops (additional fee)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Facility Tour

Monday, April 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening General Session

10:00 -10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - noon

Technical Sessions

noon - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon (provided) and Poster Podium Talks

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception with Poster Presenters

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Technical Sessions

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - noon

Technical Sessions

noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

8:00 - noon

Registration Open

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Technical Sessions

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - noon

Technical Sessions

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Facility Tour

Sponsorship Opportunities 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter deadlines & resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

Access the Speaker Portal.

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

 

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