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The PNCWA 2019 mobile app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation at the conference. Browse the complete program directly from your phone or tablet and create your very own agenda. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Download Instructions 

  • Visit the app store of your choice and search for Conference4Me or scan the QR code on the right from the app store of your choice.

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CEUs & PDHs Updates

PNCWA2019 Attendees can earn education credits as noted!
  • Up to 1.4 CEUs (requested) – going to a presentation in each time slot + opening session. (Going on one of the tours will reduce that as driving time cannot not be included.
  • With the above and a pre-conference workshop:
  • 2.1 with The Activated Sludge Process & How to Use Lab Data to Monitor & Troubleshoot your Treatment Process
  • 2.0 with Collaborative Delivery
  • 2.0 with Find the Leader Within You
  • 1.9 with Sustainable Biosolids Management
  • 1.8 with Collection Systems 101 - Conveyance Planning and Design

 Info on workshops can be found at

 There is a Math for Operators workshop all morning Wednesday as part of the regular technical program.

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#PNCWA2019 Registration is open!

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Sponsors and Exhibitors Update

Sponsors and Exhibitors Save these Dates for PNCWA2019!


March 18: The 2019 Exhibit Floor Plan is available now at
March 20: Information about Sponsorship Opportunities and how to become a sponsor is available.
April 1:  Sponsorship signup will open April 1 on a rolling schedule by level, which includes booth choices for sponsor-exhibitors. Only Sponsors may signup for exhibit booths between April 1 and April 29.
April 29:  Exhibit floor will open for non-sponsors on April 29

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Writing an Abstract: Things to Keep in Mind

It’s abstract season, although, with the myriad of conferences to attend in the water industry, this may feel like a year-round occurrence. Every call for abstracts is a little different. In our call for abstracts, we include a link to a presentation about best practices. These tips are tried and true, but here are a few we thought were worth adding.

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Bridging the Gaps in Bridgetown: A Call for Abstracts


If you look closely, no two bridges are the same. Some may be very similar, but every bridge has a unique, subtle fingerprint. Each location connected by a bridge is different. Each person crossing a bridge has a different reason for doing so. There are many parts to a bridge and each is important to the structure. But what does it mean to be a bridge? We believe it’s about connection. As an organization, we strive to be a bridge for our members.

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Call for Abstracts is Open

Abstracts must be submitted online by February 15, 2019  Download Call for Abstracts as pdf

Please join us for PNCWA2019, the 2019 Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Portland, Oregon, September 8-11, 2019. This annual conference is the region’s largest water quality educational event with over 970 individuals attending last year!

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PNCWA2019 Save the Date

Tentative PNCWA2019 Dates

Dec 12 – Call for abstracts e-blast and posted on website
Dec 12 – Call for preconference workshop proposals from PNCWA Committees
Jan 31 – Deadline for preconference workshop proposals from PNCWA Committees (short version – description, length/time of workshop, initial speaker list)
Feb 15 – Abstract submittal deadline
Feb 28 – Deadline for preconference workshop proposals from PNCWA Committees (full version)
Mar 8 – Notification of pre-conference workshop acceptance
Apr 4 – Draft technical schedule version finalized
Apr 9 – Authors notified
Apr 23 – Final schedule published
May 1 – Tentative registration open date

Get the Conference Mobile App

Download the Conference Mobile App

The PNCWA 2018 mobile app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation at the conference. Browse the complete program directly from your phone or tablet and create your very own agenda. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Download Instructions 

  • Visit the app store of your choice and search for Conference4Me or scan the QR code on the right from the app store of your choice.

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Flash: Preregistration Deadline is Friday, October 12!

#PNCWA2018 preregistration deadline is Fri. Oct 12! @PNCWAorg Annual Conference & Exhibition Boise ID Oct. 21-24; 8 tracks, 150+ presentations, 3 tours, 4 Workshops, 150+ Exhibitors, #CEUs#Beer from recycled water (Wasted Ale IPA), Fly Fishing, Fun Run for WFP!


"Program at a Glance" Shows the Big Picture

The Program at a Glance gives you the big picture of all the moving parts!

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Opening Session Speakers Announced

An Old Industry in a New Era: Business Opportunities for the Next 50 Years

The focus for the opening session and many of the technical presentations in the following days will be on how our industry can be creative, reevaluate our foundational strengths, and evolve to meet future challenges like growth, regulations, and a changing workforce. We’re especially interested in sharing knowledge throughout the conference related to improving our business practices, including how we operate our facilities, implement technologies, leverage our data, and plan for future investments. The Opening Session will start that conversation with the following guest speakers:

Keith Hirokawa, Professor of Law, Albany Law School
Keith Hirokawa will begin the keynote topic with a presentation on Watershed Governance as an Ecosystem Services Opportunity. He joined the faculty at Albany Law School in 2009 where he teaches courses involving environmental and natural resources law, land use planning, property law, and jurisprudence.

Holli Woodings, City Council member, City of Boise
Holli Woodings began her term on the Boise City Council in January 2018. She serves as the City Council liaison to Public Works, the Air Quality Board, the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), and co-chairs Energize our Neighborhoods. Holli served as a State Representative for District 19 in Idaho’s 72nd Legislature.

Jacqueline A. Jarrell, Operations Chief of Charlotte Water, Charlotte, North Carolina and WEF Vice President
Jackie Jarrell, P.E., is the 2017-2018 Vice President of the Water Environment Federation. Jackie will speak to the topic of An Old Industry in a New Era from both the WEF perspective and her own perspective based on many years serving in the industry.

Registration is Open for PNCWA2018

Registration is open for the region’s largest water quality educational event.

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Fly Fishing at PNCWA2018? Believe It!

Fly fishing PLUS there is a free lunch? Come celebrate clean water at the PNCWA Boise River fly fishing competition and enjoy a morning fishing on the Boise River!


Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 
Time: 9:45AM - 2:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
Starting Location: Lander Street Water Renewal Facility (LSWRF), 790 Lander Street, Boise, ID 83703
Cost: Free of charge but registration is required. 

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Exhibitor Exclusive: PNCWA2018 Mobile Session Call for Presentations

Announcing PNCWA2018 Mobile Sessions! Be a part of the PNCWA Annual Conference exhibit floor mobile sessions – this year at PNCWA2018 in Boise.

These sessions bring PNCWA conference attendees to selected booths to hear and see technical and educational presentations combined with equipment or hands-on visuals. The Mobile Session Call for Presentations is open to any confirmed booth exhibitor who can address the technical subject matter appropriately. The Call for Mobile Session Presentations is online here or you may download it here. The Call for Mobile Session Presentations has the details and examples of abstracts and topics previously submitted for similar mobile sessions.

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Registration Fees for 2018 Held to No Increases

Early Bird prices are in effect through Sept. 7. And, with the same pricing options as last  year.

PNCWA recognizes the importance of organizations getting the most return on investment for training dollars. Even so, Wastewater professionals are tasked with huge responsibilities for maintaining service, safety, public health and cost efficiency. PNCWA training provides the skills and knowledge for utilities to reduce both risks and expenditures.There’s no other place to get this much focused, top-notch training in the Pacific Northwest. Here are the most often used categories for registration.

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A LA Carte Sponsorships: from $150 through $2250

2018 A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities For questions or assistance contact Denise at 208.917.3596 or [email protected] Ready to be an A La Carte Sponsor? Become a Sponsor now

Support a Committee for $150? Or have your own private Welcome Lounge/Reception in a dazzling surrounding onsite for $2250? Did you have something else in mind? Points are $150 each. Take a look:


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Four Preconference Workshops Offer Focused Learning

Four Preconference Offerings include Cogeneration, Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS), Water Quality Based Permitting, and Leadership Development

Separate registration required for all workshops. All Workshops are Sunday Oct. 21.

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5k Fun Run Oct. 21 at PNCWA2018 for Water For People

Come join us for the PNCWA Water For People Committee’s first 5k Fun Run fundraising event! This event will literally kick start PNCWA2018, the PNCWA Annual Conference in Boise, ID on October 21stat 8:30 AM. The run will be an out and back route along the beautiful Boise Greenbelt starting and ending at the Agricultural Pavilion at Julia Davis Park, just a few blocks away from Boise Centre.

Start your Sunday off with a run (or walk) and support Water For People in their mission to provide water and sanitation to everyone forever! All ages and abilities are welcome.


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Exhibit Floor Reservations Open

General registration for exhibit booth space at PNCWA2018 is now open after a major revamp of the conference sponsorship program and the conference now has it's very own wesbite.

We’re excited this year! After a number of years of not having enough contracted space for all of the interest we have had from exhibitors, we now are moving into a cycle of having contracts with venues with space to spare.

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