Message from NACWA about COVID-19/Coronavirus

NACWA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its members and staff. The Association has cancelled its in-person meetings and conferences through the end of July, but is planning online events to provide members with valuable information and engagement opportunities.

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.

Strategic Communications: H2O Virtual Event


June 1 - 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced water communicators to confront unthinkable challenges, as well as providing unexpected opportunities to engage with ratepayers. Join us for Day 1 as we host a panel of experts to examine the crisis communications strategies deployed at the onset of the pandemic and the social media strategies used to engage with ratepayers in creative and novel ways. On Day 2, we’ll be reviewing the internal communications plans that have allowed workforces to operate remotely, then we’ll look to the future and discuss what a post-coronavirus future looks like for our communications departments.

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Resilience Webinar Series

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Dealing with Disruption: Operationalizing Resilience in the Water Sector

Part 4: Managing Challenges Through Resilience Thinking

June 3, 2020

As water stress increases on every continent, water professionals need to become proficient in “resilience thinking,” evaluating how interacting systems and assets can best be managed in the face of disturbances and uncertainty. Resiliency thinking also allows water professionals to continually build on their existing knowledge and consider novel solutions to address the ever-changing shocks and stressors to water systems. This webinar will examine how water utilities can take a broad view of water-related vulnerabilities and use collaboration, creativity, and resilience thinking to overcome these challenges.

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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

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