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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!


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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