The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) is partnering with the California-Nevada Section to hold its Annual Conference & Exposition June 7 to 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This is the first year AWWA is partnering with a local section to produce the conference.
The Opening General Session on June 8 will feature keynote speaker and bestselling author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, who will discuss the emotional, behavioral, psychological and physical connections that draw humans to water.
Exposition & Tours
More than 450 exhibitors will showcase the latest water industry products and services at the exposition. The tradeshow floor also will host the AWWA Pavilion, Innovation Pavilion and the International Resource Center, along with poster sessions, roundtables and the Career Center Job Fair.
Also found on the show floor will be the popular competitions, including the Best-of-the-Best Water Taste Test, Pipe-Tapping Contest, Top Ops competition, Meter Madness race, Hot Flare demonstration and the new Hydrant Hysteria contest.
A number of local facility tours are available, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the Disneyland Resort’s water operations. Other tours include the Groundwater Replenishment System, Mesa Water Reliability Facility, Anaheim Water Recycling Facility, Lenain Treatment Plant, F.E. Weymouth Treatment Plant and Hurley H2O Facility.
Professional Program & Networking
This year’s professional program is organized by technical topic and presents solutions to water sector challenges in defined tracks of professional sessions that span the four-day program.
Networking opportunities also will be available, including a June 8 reception for international visitors and two women’s networking events—a lunch event on June 8 and a coffee event on June 9. For students and young professionals, a scavenger hunt at 10 a.m. on June 8 will offer an interactive way to network and explore the exhibition hall.
Finally, be sure to stop by the W&WD booth, #1249, to pick up a copy of the latest issue. See you in Anaheim!