WaterSmart Innovations

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October 3-5, 2023   |   Las Vegas

The world of water keeps moving fast. Get ahead of the curve.

Water utilities and systems are increasingly challenged by climate change, emerging contaminants, evolving regulations, aging infrastructure, conservation needs, and much more. New technologies are being invented, new strategies and programs are being developed, new ways to engage customers are arising, and new models for managing and governing systems for drinking water and wastewater are being explored.

At WSI, technical sessions will cover everything from advancing the adoption of efficient products, to alternate water supplies, to marketing and outreach and much more.  

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

This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page

Registration is Open!

Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada - October 3-5, 2023 for WaterSmart Innovations

If you require a registration form, please reach out to AWWA Customer Service at service@awwa.org

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

2023 WaterSmart Innovations Registration Rates
Early Rate
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Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, luncheon & reception; excludes workshops
$435 $455 $455 $485
Speaker (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $335 $355  $355 $385
Student (validation required - same as Full-Conference) $65 $65 $65 $65
Exhibits Only (non-booth staff)
Includes access to the Exhibit Hall; excludes access to sessions, workshops, luncheon & reception 
$0 $0 $0 $0
Luncheon Only (Thursday) excludes access to sessions, workshops and tours  $40 $40 $40 $40
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 Exhibit Hall, Thursday's luncheon & reception; excludes access to sessions, workshops and tours $40 $40 $40 $40

Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated September 3, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. On or after September 4, 2023, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org.

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.

Future Years

WSI 2024 - September 24 - 26, 2024, Las Vegas, Nevada
WSI 2025 - Exact Dates and Location TBD

Technical Program

At WaterSmart Innovations, attendees will connect with the resources they need in an atmosphere of networking, collaboration and learning. The conference offers a wide range of professional and poster sessions, pre-show workshops, post-show technical tours and an expansive exhibit hall. 

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2023 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 Efficiency Solutions for Commercial Properties;
Tuesday, October 3rd 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.

PCW02 - Water Conservation 101 
Tuesday, October 3rd 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.

PCW03 - Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for Conservation Programs;
Tuesday, October 3rd 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This interactive session includes basics of AMI, resources, discussion of AMI use cases, experiments, and evaluation, and more. Join to find and connect with peers facing similar challenges and opportunities related to AMI – 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 info.

PCW04 - Cooling Towers - What You Need to Know 
Tuesday, October 3rd 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What you need to know - Attendees will gain an understanding of cooling system fundamentals, cooling tower function, common mechanical and operational failure points, water chemistry basics, how to determine operating efficiency, water savings potential, and wastewater recycling. Attendees will learn submeter basics including installation, technologies, and problem diagnosis using water use patterns. The workshop includes hands-on activities and a review of real world case studies. This workshop will provide the fundamentals needed to kickstart any cooling tower management program.

2023 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 
Tuesday, October 3rd 8:00 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.
Required Attire: Closed toe shoes required
Background check and separate form required for non-US citizens.

T2 - South Point Hospitality CII Tour: Commercial & Industrial Facilities & Fixtures 
Tuesday, October 3rd 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Get a behind-the-doors tour of our WaterSmart Innovations host facility, the South Point Hotel and Conference Center. Led by Michelle Maddaus of Maddaus Water Management and Patrick Watson of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, attendees will be introduced to many of the fixtures that are common in CII facilities including commercial kitchens and laundries, cooling towers, restrooms, and irrigation. Valuable for anyone who has or is considering a CII outreach program, you’ll get an introduction on to how to approach business about conducting a survey, determining the water use of each fixture, how to spot leaks and identify inefficiencies, and tools to help you quantify potential savings from upgrades and repairs. Lessons learned can be applied across CII categories that are applicable for small towns and big cities including college and school campuses

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

Book your room today!

Las Vegas stands ready to welcome the 2023 WaterSmart Innovations in October! All conference events will take place at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center.

Book your room today for the group rate of $90/night+taxes (excluding $18 resort fee). This room block will close on September 11th, or when sold out, whichever comes first.

Hotel Information

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa
39777 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.

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.

Call for Abstracts Has Closed!

Thank you for your submissions!

Accept/Decline notifications will be sent May 2023

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.

Floor Plan

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

Eastern United States, Asia, Australia, Canada and South America

Pam Fithian, Senior Sales Manager
D 303.347.6138
M 720.315.5407

Midwest and Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Israel and Mexico

Donna Walstrom, Sales Manager
D 303.734.3601
M 720.829.7851

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


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