Sustainable Water Management Conference - March 25-28, 2018 | Seattle, Washington

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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2018 registration is open! 

REGISTER ONLINE or download the Registration Form (PDF)

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.

2018 Registration Rates


Registration Type
Member rate on or before Feb. 23  Nonmember rate on or before Feb. 23 Member rate on or after Feb. 23
rate on or after Feb. 23  
Full-conference Registration (Best Value!)
(Includes technical sessions, lunch and reception. Does not include Sunday workshops.)
 $595 $775 $775  $875 
Sunday/Monday Only 
(includes - Monday lunch & reception. Does not include Sunday workshops)
 $360  $540 $540  $640
Tuesday/Wednesday Only (includes sessions)   $310  $490 $490 $590
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference)  $60  $90 $90  $90 
Speaker (same as Full-Conference)            $355 $355  $355  $355 
Half-day Sunday AM Workshops  $95 $195 $195 $250 

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 2/23/18 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on 2/24/18, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email to

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 & Travel Information

Renaissance Seattle
515 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Book a room

There is limited availability left at the Renaissance Seattle. There is an overflow hotel, Executive Hotel Pacific, 2 blocks away. Block ends on March 5th, or until block is full, whichever occurs first.

For questions on housing, please reach out to our official housing bureau, Par Avion, at 866.364.9515.

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport is approximately 25 minutes to the Renaissance.
Uber or Lyft ($30-$40), Taxi (approx. $40), and Train ($3.25) are all available transportation options.

Join us in Seattle, Washington! 

Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty.  

When the conference day is over and the clock reads 6 pm, head right outside the hotel for sightseeing, shopping, the arts, and the outdoors. Check out Visit Seattle's website to see all that Seattle has to offer!

See why the New York Times recently said Seattle is in boom mode

Sustainability in Seattle 

A few years ago Seattle was recognized as the nation's most sustainable city. They continue to be one of the top today.

Read how the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is enhancing the quality of life and health through their water system.  

The conference hotel, Renaissance Seattle, is doing their own part to help the environment.

You can too. Here are a few ideas while you're at the conference:
- Bring your reusable water bottle and coffee mug to reduce the need for disposable cups
- Use the AWWA Events mobile app to reduce the need for printed programs
- Share a ride with others to and from the airport by taking a shuttle or sharing a cab
- If you're a presenter, reduce or eliminate the need for printed copies of your presentation

Sustainable Water Management Program


2018 Conference Announcement (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

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings will be available online to all registrants, approximately 8 weeks after the conference for up to 6 months. A URL will be emailed to all attendees to access the proceedings. 

Pre-Conference Workshops - Sunday, March 25

Workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations do require a separate fee.

PCW01 - Benefit-Cost Analysis
8:00 a.m.–noon
$95 early member | $195 early nonmember | $195 member after February 23 | $250 nonmember after February 23

Benefit-Cost analysis has been used for years to prioritize water conservation measures. Individual water conservation measures are considered to be cost-effective when benefits exceed costs. Once individual measures have been found to be cost-effective, they can be combined into an overall water conservation program. Benefit-Cost analysis depends on accurate forecasts of conservation measure water savings, costs, and benefits. Benefits and costs are normally compared in a present worth analysis.

PCW02 - Contamination Response and Decision-Making Strategy
$95 early member | $195 early nonmember | $195 member after February 23 | $250 nonmember after February 23

This is a hands-on demonstration of USEPA's Decontamination Preparedness and Assessment Strategy. This tool describes the steps of remediating a contamination event at a drinking water or wastewater utility. Participants will learn about the remediation process and decisions that are part of that process, and generate a list of utility-specific actions that can enhance preparedness for an event.


Sustainable Water Management Conference at-a-Glance

Due to such a large increase in the number of strong abstracts submitted, we have added an afternoon of technical sessions on Sunday!

Preliminary schedule - subject to change. All conference events take place at the Renaissance Seattle.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - noon Half-day Workshops (additional fee)
1:30 - 5:00 p.m
Technical Sessions (open to everyone)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet Up @ SAM, a reception at Seattle Art Museum sponsored by Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Monday, March 26, 2018
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, March 27, 2018
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, March 28, 2018
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


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