Conferences & Events

NACWA hosts several conferences, workshops, regional meetings and webinars annually.  We strive to offer the most current information about legislative, regulatory and legal developments and provide many opportunities for you to network with your colleagues and industry leaders from across the country. Speakers at NACWA conferences are drawn from Congress and the EPA, as well as the public and private sectors. All come ready to give in-depth presentations, willingly engage in discourse with the audience, and meet with NACWA’s committees.

 Awards Ceremony & 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event


October 28, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Join NACWA as we present public agency members nationwide with two well-earned and highly coveted honors: Excellence in Management Recognition and the Peak Performance Award.

The celebration will not stop there! Get a front-row seat to the debut of NACWA’s highly-anticipated 50th Anniversary Video and Report, which narrates the story of a half-century of clean water accomplishments.

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National Clean Water Law & Enforcement Virtual Event

November 17 - 19, 2020

Join us virtually for the National Clean Water Law & Enforcement Virtual Event where we will explore critical legal and enforcement issues related to emerging contaminants, wastewater surveillance, recent Clean Water Act litigation, enforcement development, impacts from COVID-19 and more – and earn up to 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits to boot!   

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  Hot Topics Webinar Series


Hot Topics in Clean Water Law

Part 2: To Be (a Point source) or Not To Be (a point Source): Implications of the County of Maui Supreme Court Decision for Clean Water Utilities 

June 10, 2020 

NACWA and The WateReuse Association are partnering to gather a panel of experts for the June Legal Hot Topics Webinar to discuss the recent US Supreme Court decision in the case of County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The panel will analyze the new “functional equivalence” test for determining whether a discharge is subject to Clean Water Act permitting and address what the decision means for public clean water utilities, the scope of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, and water reuse projects.

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Winter Conference


Events at a Glance

Event Archive

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