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.



The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now open!

Submit an Abstract

Abstract topics can include:
Water resources planning and management
Water & energy efficiency
Sustainable facilities & infrastructure resiliency
Water conservation programs
Climate change mitigation and adaption
Source Water Protection
Alternate water sources
Stakeholder communication
Urban planning, design and communication

Call for Abstracts will close at 4:00 p.m. (MT) on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Visit Presenter Resources or contact Education Services if you have questions regarding abstract submission.


Conference Registration

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

Hotel Information

Lowes 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

Sustainable Water Management Conference at-a-Glance

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - noon Half-day Workshop (additional fee)
1:30 - 5:00 p.m
Technical Sessions (open to everyone)
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


Sustainable Water Management Program

2018 Proceedings - available thru November 2018

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

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