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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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Cogeneration Preconference Workshop

It's Gas!

The Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee of the PNCWA is holding a workshop just prior to the annual conference in Boise, Idaho on Cogeneration. When signing up for the annual conference, take advantage and find out what to consider if contemplating using your Digester Gas as a revenue stream.

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Exhibit Floor Reservations Delayed until June 28

Opening of Exhibit Floor reservations has been delayed until June 28 because a DNS issue made unreachable for approximate the last 15 hours and while is now functioning normally, IT has advised it would be prudent to wait to make sure all has stabilized. Exhibit Floor reservations will now open June 28 at 8:00 AM Pacific.

Find all the Exhibitor info here.

Exhibit Floor Registration opens June 27

General registration for exhibit booth space at PNCWA2018 will be available starting Wednesday, June 27, 8:00 AM Pacific

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. That has led to a dynamic layout for the PNCWA2018 exhibit floor – one in which exhibitors will have flexibility on their square footage and whether or not to have traditional pipe and drape.

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Awards at PNCWA2018

Announcing the 2018 Call for PNCWA Awards Nominations

The Awards Committee is seeking your help to elevate the prominence and prestige of the PNCWA and WEF Awards, so they are viewed as highly regarded, treasured, and respective of the excellent water professionals receiving the awards and recognitions.

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