Sustainable Water Management Conference - March 31- April 3, 2019 | Tucson, Arizona


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.

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Conference Registration

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2019 Sustainable Water Management Conference. Registration and housing will open in October.

Hotel Information

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

Conference Rate: $199 plus tax per night.   

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.

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 Sustainable Water Management Technical Program will be available in November

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 best methods for incorporating risk and uncertainty into the management of your utility.

2018 Technical Program

2018 Online Technical Program

On-site conference program (PDF)

Who attends Sustainable?

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

Sustainable Water Management Conference at-a-Glance

Preliminary schedule - subject to change. All conference events take place at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort.

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)
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


 Things to do in Tucson

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


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