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CA-NV SECTION AWWA Fall Conference
Date: October 22 - 25, 2018
Location: The Westin Mission Hills - Rancho Mirage, CA
ABSTRACTS DUE: March 26, 2018

The conference seeks submissions from the water profession, academia, and government presenting on topics related to the West’s growing water needs in the face of water shortages from growth, climate change, and other factors.

We invite and encourage you to consider submitting an abstract.

Any special equipment needs, please make sure to fill out page 10.

Topics related to the conference theme are strongly encouraged, and may be included in special topic sessions. Suggested topics that relate to sustainability:
• Human Rights to Water
• Alternative Energy Use for Water Conveyance
• Financial Sustainability in Times of Conservation
• Conservation

The following categories have also been suggested but are by no means exclusive.

Other Topic Areas:
• Asset Management
• Capital Project Delivery/Public-Private Partnerships
• Corrosion Control / Materials and Maintenance
• Customer Service
• Desalination and Water Reuse
• Distribution Systems
• Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention
• Energy Management / Production
• Groundwater Resources and Wells
• Human Resources and Employee Development
• IT – GIS and GPS / Modeling / System Controls
• Laboratory and Analytical Methods
• Legislative and Regulatory Issues
• Meters / Metering Practices
• Operator Practices
• Public Affairs and Communications
• Security and Emergency Management
• Source Water Quality
• Utility Environmental, Health & Safety
• Utility Management / Policy and Legal Issues
• Water Loss Control
• Water System Operations
• Water Tank and Reservoir Management
• Water Treatment Processes and Research
• Water Rates and Financial Management
• Water Resource Planning / Water Use Efficiency
• Young Professionals / Student Research

Since its formation in 1920, the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association has been a forum for the creation and exchange of vital information on the practices and policies to ensure safe, reliable water to protect public health.

It is the policy of the CA-NV Section AWWA that conference presenters must register for at least one day. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee and subject matter committees.

Abstract Guidelines:
The title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the proposed session. Abstracts must provide a 300-500 word description, stating the objectives, status, methodology, findings and significance of the project or investigation. Hot topics and new developments are especially welcomed. The Section must receive a biography for each speaker suitable for the purpose of introduction. The use of company names and logos within a presentation must be kept to the first and last slide only and not used throughout the presentation. Presenters with proprietary interest of any kind agree not to advertise, promote, endorse or market their interest during their presentation at any time. The Section must receive a copy of your presentation before or during the conference. With your agreement, the Section will make presentations available to attendees. The Section reserves the right to cancel and/ or request a change to a presentation based on content submitted. In general, speakers must register for the conference. Exclusions to this policy can be addressed following abstract acceptance on a case by case basis.

Please direct any questions regarding the abstract process to the Technical Program Director, Tarrah Henrie, email: For all other questions, email the Section Office at

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