WaterSmart Innovations

WaterSmart-Innovations-2023-LasVegasWaterSmart Innovations


October 3-5, 2023   |   Las Vegas


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!

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Las Vegas, Nevada - October 3-5, 2023 for WaterSmart Innovations.


You haven't missed your chance.  Online registration is still open!

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

Don't miss the New Product Technology Showcase in the WSI exhibit hall!

2023 WaterSmart Innovations Registration Rates
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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.

Certificates of Completion

The 2023 WSI conference will offer AWWA Certificates of Completion for each session attended in full. For operators, please note that some states will accept AWWA Certificates of Completion for operator CEUs, while other states will not. Be sure to check with your agency/organization/state in advance to confirm if they will accept AWWA Certificates of Completion toward your continuing education. 

Onsite, there will be both a mobile app and a paper form available for tracking your session attendance. You can view more details along with the steps to download your Certificates at www.awwa.org/credits.

Future Years

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

Professional 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 professional and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, post-conference technical tours and an expansive exhibit hall.

Check Out the List of Exhibitors for WSI23

View What Attendees are Saying

WSI Mobile App

Download the WSI23 Mobile App for updates to the printed program, session descriptions, biographies, exhibitor information and continuing education tracking. The WSI23 app is searchable by speaker, keyword, or sponsor. Download “AWWA Events” from your app store, open, and choose 2023 WaterSmart Innovations. Logging in isn’t required to use the app, however, to build a personal schedule, or to track your attendance for continuing education certificates, login with your unique ID#.

We recommend downloading the app before you arrive onsite! Plan your agenda, see who else is attending and avoid any slow download speeds!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 3rd | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tour attendees are to meet outside on the Valet Drive starting at 7:45 a.m. - Bus departs the hotel at 8:00 a.m. and will arrive back at the hotel approx. 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 - ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAINING, SIGN UP NOW
Tuesday, October 3rd | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tour attendees are to meet in Napa Room A at 8:30 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.

2023 Student & Young Professional Highlights

Break with the Boss
Exhibit Hall | Wednesday, October 4th | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

All 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 the coffee break.

Student Poster Competition
Exhibit Hall | Wednesday, October 4th | 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.

Student & YP Networking Event
Exhibit Hall | Thursday, October 5th | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

All students and YPs are welcome to attend this conference event to connect with each other. Meet your peers, compare notes and make lasting relationships that will carry throughout your career. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Student Poster Competition winners will also be announced during this event.

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.

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.

The Hotel Is Still Allowing Reservations...Don't Miss Out!

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 resort fee). 
The room block has been extended until the hotel no longer has availability.

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.

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.

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.

WSI23 Floor Plan

Reserve Your Booth Online

Exhibitor Service Center

Exhibitor Listing

Visit the New Product Technology Showcase



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

Companies Starting with J-Z

Eddie Quinn - Sales Manager

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

Presenter deadlines & resources

Congratulations on being selected to present at The WaterSmart Innovations Conference!

Access the Speaker Portal here. The portal will allow you to manage the following tasks:

  • Accept and confirm presentations
  • Update contact information (upload photo, include Social Media information and include bio for introduction)
  • Sign Creative Commons Form - Required to be included in Proceedings
  • Presentations Due - Friday, September 29, 2023
  • PowerPoint Template - Standard | Widescreen (preferred)

Please visit "Plan your Presentation" 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.







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