WaterSmart Innovations

WaterSmart-Innovations

WaterSmart Innovations

September 24 - 26, 2024   |   Las Vegas   |   South Point Hotel

The world of water IS FINITE.  FIND NEW WAYS TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE.

Water utilities and systems are increasingly challenged by water scarcity, climate variability, evolving guidance and regulations, conservation needs, and much more. 

  • New technologies 
  • New strategies and programs 
  • New and exciting ways to engage customers and, 
  • New water resources management strategies

At WSI, professional sessions will cover everything from advancing the adoption of efficient products, to expanding the use of AMI, to alternate water supplies, to stakeholder engagement and much more.  

The exhibit hall will feature pioneering creators of advanced water products, services, and strategies.

NEW! in 2024.  AWWA is excited to announce that the Sustainable Water Management conference is now part of WaterSmart Innovations and will be held September 24-26, 2024, Las Vegas NV.  Attendees will experience expanded content, and expansive exhibit hall, and a broad range of networking opportunities.  The call for abstracts will open late October 2023. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in 2024!


WSI 2024 Registration Is Now Open!

Register Online
Early Bird Registration Ends August 23rd! 
If you require a registration form, please reach out to AWWA Customer Service (service@awwa.org)

NEW in 2024!  AWWA is excited to announce that the Sustainable Water Management conference is now part of WaterSmart Innovations.  Attendees will experience expanded content, an expansive exhibit hall, and a broad range of networking opportunities.  The call for abstracts is now open, see the Presenters tab for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in 2024!


Who Attends WaterSmart Innovations?

  • 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
         

WaterSmart Innovations Registration Rates
 
Member 
Early Rate: On or Before 8/23/24
Non-member 
Early Rate: On or Before 8/23/24
Member 
Late Rate: On or After 8/24/24
Non-member 
Late Rate: On or After 8/24/24
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes access to: educational sessions, exposition, luncheon & reception;
Available for an additional fee: workshops and tours
$460 $480 $480 $510
Speaker (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $360 $380  $380 $410
Student (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $50 $75 $50 $75
Exhibits Only (non-booth staff)
Includes access to: the exposition and the exhibit hall events;
Available for an additional fee: luncheon; 
Excludes access to: educational sessions, workshops, and tours 
$0 $55 $0 $55
WaterSense Awards Luncheon Only (Thursday)
Excludes access to: educational sessions, workshops, and tours 
$55 $55 $55 $55
Pre-Conference Workshop (Tuesday) $65 $65 $65 $65
Pre-Conference Facility Tour (Tuesday, half-day) $65 $65 $65 $65
Spouse/Guest Registration (non-industry guest) 
Includes access to the exposition, luncheon & receptions; 
Excludes access to: educational sessions, workshops, and tours
$55 $55 $55 $55

Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated by the early-bird deadline of Friday, August 23, 2024 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After the deadline, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org or fax requests to 303.347.0804.
 

Conference Policies & Code of Conduct


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.


Certificates of Completion

AWWA will provide Certificates of Completion for sessions & workshops. Use the conference Mobile App to track your session attendance by downloading “AWWA Events” from your app store, then entering posted Check-in & Check-out codes at the beginning and conclusion of each session.

Mobile App Tutorial Video

How to access Certificates of Completion

Important Note: All approvals are at the discretion of your licensing agency, and a Certificate of Completion does not guarantee that your agency will award you credit. It is the individual's responsibility to contact the licensing agency to confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit. Visit awwa.org/credits to learn more.

Please allow 30-60 days for certificate processing time. For login assistance, call 800.926.7337 or email service@awwa.org. For certificate discrepancies or continuing education questions, email EducationServices@awwa.org.


Future Years

WSI 2025 - Exact Dates and Location TBD
WSI 2026 - Exact Dates and Location TBD

Educational Program

WaterSmart Innovations offers a vibrant environment where participants can foster connections, access essential resources, and engage in collaborative learning. The conference offers a wide range of educational and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, post-conference technical tours, and an expansive exhibit hall.

The WSI planning committee is excited to share another outstanding technical program for 2024.
Check back in early Summer for details!

Schedule at-a-Glance

2023 Educational Program & Proceedings

Check Out the WSI Testimonials


2024 Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Registration and additional fee are required to attend the workshop(s), these items are not included in the Full Conference registration.

PCW01 - WATER CONSERVATION 101 (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Water Conservation 101 is a four-part workshop for early career professionals or anyone wanting to improve their conservation programs. In addition to covering program design fundamentals, this interactive workshop will provide the knowledge, tools, and resources to build a robust conservation program, including a case study review, presentations from industry experts, and networking opportunities.

PCW02 - WATER, EQUITY, AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Climate change exacerbates inequities that threaten public health, employment, and economic stability. Warming leads to forest fires, destroying homes and water sources. Drought drives up the cost of produce and floods destroy towns. Climate migration is happening at home and abroad. Now is the time for local governments to invest resources and shift policy into more just and equitable solutions.

PCW03 - WATER EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Commercial properties are tough customers. This hands-on workshop teaches water professionals how to successfully work with commercial properties to improve water management and efficiency. From cooling towers to irrigation to submeters, this workshop includes technical training on complex systems and review of real case studies. Attendees will also get hands on training with clamp-on submeters.

PCW04 - PRESENTING ON THE CLOUD (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Explore the future of presentations in this dynamic session! Ditch the dull PowerPoint and embrace cloud-based platforms like Ahaslides, Kahoot, and Slido for impactful water/wastewater messaging. Discover eight techniques to enhance education and outreach programming, ensuring your audience stays engaged and retains valuable information.

PCW05 - BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS: BUDGET SHOWDOWN (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In the wild west of resource allocation, we find ourselves in a showdown for funds. Prove that your gains outweigh the costs, or risk having your projects left like tumbleweeds in the wind. In this workshop you will learn to assess, prioritize, and design profitable conservation programs. While water conservation is the focus of this workshop, the principles taught can be applied to any project.

PCW06 - ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE (AMI) FOR CONSERVATION PROGRAMS (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This interactive session includes basics of AMI, resources, AMI use cases, experiments and evaluation, and more. Join to find and connect with peers – expect to both contribute and learn. Whether you are just getting started with AMI or have established programs in place, this workshop will provide valuable resources and information for all levels of AMI implementation.

PCW07 - COOLING TOWERS - THEIR TIME HAS COME (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cooling Towers are one of the final frontiers of water conservation for commercial customers that have them. The water savings are relatively easy to achieve as long as the Water Conservation Manager has a basic understanding of their function. Attendees will learn all about cooling towers/evaporative condensers: function, savings, water conservation expectations, metering.

PCW08 - MIX, MINGLE, AND NETWORK WORKSHOP (Half Day)
Tuesday, September 24th | 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Elevate Your Communication Game! Are you ready to enhance your skills as a rising water leader? Join our dynamic workshop, where you’ll be equipped with essential communication skills and have the opportunity to flex your newfound abilities with industry leaders. Whether you’re job hunting, networking, or aiming to leave a lasting impression, this workshop is your ticket to success. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by AWWA’s YP Program! Don’t miss out—reserve your spot now!

In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Craft an Effective Elevator Pitch:
    • Master the art of introducing yourself succinctly.
    • Discover the key elements of a compelling pitch.
    • Tailor your pitch for different situations.
  • Maximize Brief Interactions:
    • Understand the power of the first 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Make a strong, positive impression.
    • Create meaningful connections.
  • Workshop Highlights:
    • An Introduction to WSI and Elevator Pitch Basics (30 minutes)
    • Speed Networking Session (45 minutes)
    • Mix and Mingle Break (45 minutes)

2024 Pre-Conference Tour

Facility Tours offer an additional opportunity for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and additional fee are required to attend the tour(s), these items are not included in the Full Conference registration.

T1 - Hoover Dam Private Hard Hat Tour Tour is limited to 40 attendees
Tuesday, September 24th | 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Get a private, guided tour inside of the Hoover Dam on the generator floor and other areas that are usually not accessible to the public. Includes access to the Visitor Center and Film, Observation Deck, and Original Exhibit Building.
Hoover Dam tour attendees are to meet outside on the Valet Drive starting at 7:45 a.m. The Bus departs the hotel at 8:00 a.m. and will arrive back at the hotel approx. 12:00 p.m. Additionally, note that the bus will leave the Park at 11:00 a.m. for your convenience.

T2 - Clark County Wetlands 2-Hour Park Tour is limited to 40 attendees
Tuesday, September 24th | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Clark County Wetlands Park (Wetlands Park) is a 2,900-acre nature preserve built around the Las Vegas Wash (Wash). The Wash, sourced almost completely by treated wastewater that connects the Las Vegas Valley to Lake Mead, is a critical component in our water conservation efforts. Over the last 25 years, engineers and biologists have worked side by side in maximizing this incredibly valuable resource towards management goals that include: stabilizing erosion, improving water quality, and enhancing and expanding the aquatic, wetland, and riparian, and desert habitats for the abundant wildlife that relies on the Wash and its resources. These management efforts are accomplished through a 29-member committee representing local, state, and federal agencies, private businesses and public interest.
Wetlands tour attendees are to meet outside on the Valet Drive starting at 8:00 a.m. The Bus will depart the hotel promptly at 8:15 a.m., returning around 12:00 p.m. Additionally, note that the bus will leave the Park at 11:30 a.m. for your convenience.


2024 Student & Young Professional Highlights

Tuesday, September 24th

PCW08 - MIX, MINGLE, AND NETWORK WORKSHOP | Room: TBA | 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Elevate Your Communication Game! Are you ready to enhance your skills as a rising water leader? Join our dynamic workshop, where you’ll be equipped with essential communication skills and have the opportunity to flex your newfound abilities with industry leaders. Whether you’re job hunting, networking, or aiming to leave a lasting impression, this workshop is your ticket to success. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by AWWA’s YP Program! Don’t miss out—reserve your spot now!

Wednesday, September 25th

Lunch with a Boss | Room: TBA | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Students and YPs are welcome to attend this conference event to network with the industry’s leading professionals. This is your chance to learn what day to day is really like in the roles you aspire to fill. Perhaps you will find a career path you haven’t considered, find new skillsets to achieve, or find a mentor! Bring your business cards and resumes, this is an informal meet and greet during lunch! Open to the first 30 that sign up. (lunch provided)

Student Poster Competition | Exhibit Hall | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Want to see what students around the country are discovering in water? Join us for this student poster competition to learn what research, processes, and techniques are emerging from the brightest of students! This is a great time to watch their presentations and ask your questions that may help you in your research challenges.

Thursday, September 26th

WaterSense Awards Luncheon | Grand Ballroom | 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
WaterSense partners contribute to the program's success by enhancing the market for water-efficient products, practices, and services. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce this year's Sustained Excellence Award winners, WaterSense Partners of the Year, and Excellence Award winners for helping to advance and promote WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2024.

For Student and YP questions, email Mary Svoboda at msvoboda@awwa.org.

Additional details and agendas will be available within the Online Program.


Certificates of Completion

AWWA will provide Certificates of Completion for sessions & workshops. Use the conference Mobile App to track your session attendance by downloading “AWWA Events” from your app store, then entering posted Check-in & Check-out codes at the beginning and conclusion of each session.

Mobile App Tutorial Video

How to access Certificates of Completion

Important Note: All approvals are at the discretion of your licensing agency, and a Certificate of Completion does not guarantee that your agency will award you credit. It is the individual's responsibility to contact the licensing agency to confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit. Visit awwa.org/credits to learn more.

Please allow 30-60 days for certificate processing time. For login assistance, call 800.926.7337 or email service@awwa.org. For certificate discrepancies or continuing education questions, email EducationServices@awwa.org.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities


Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in developments in WaterSmart Innovations. We invite your company to build brand awareness, build relationships and generate leads.

WSI24 Floor Plan

2024 Exhibitor Listing

Reserve a Booth

Visit the 2024 New Product Technology Showcase

 

CONTACT US!

For questions about reserving exhibit space, sponsorships, advertising, or membership please contact AWWA Sales.

Companies Starting with 0-9 and A-I

Donna Walstrom - Sales Manager
  303.734.3601
  720.829.7851
  dwalstrom@awwa.org

Companies Starting with J-Z

Eddie Quinn - Sales Manager
  303.347.6138
  equinn@awwa.org

For general exhibitor questions, including logistics, rules and regulations, badge registration, facilities, scheduling, and special needs, contact AWWA Exhibit Services exhibitormail@awwa.org

The WSI 2024 Call For Abstracts is has Closed

Notifications will be sent in April. If you have any questions regarding your submission, contact educationservices@awwa.org

 

Book Your Room Today!

Las Vegas stands ready to welcome the 2024 WaterSmart Innovations in September! All conference events will take place at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center.

Book your room today for the group rate of $85/night+taxes (excluding $18 resort fee). 

Hotel Information

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa
9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV, 89183, USA

WaterSmart Innovations is being held at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Some of South Point's many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. The casino features a large selection of table games and the latest slot and video poker machines. The distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch LED televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout.
A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends.

Book Your Room

south point

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 awwaconferences@awwa.org.
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!

 

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