Winter Conference

Atlanta, GA | February 4-7, 2020

With the theme of Chasing Zero: How Today’s Policies are Shaping the Future of Clean Water, NACWA’s 2020 Winter Conference will explore how public clean water agencies are on the front lines navigating a regulatory movement that is ratcheting down water quality targets, approaching zero in some cases.

The Clean Water Act has led to tremendous improvements in water quality since it was first conceived of decades ago. But, does today’s Clean Water Act provide the necessary flexibility sufficient to address the challenges presented by diffuse pollution sources and the plethora of emerging contaminants that defy conventional control strategies? NACWA’s 2020 Winter Conference, Chasing Zero: How Today’s Policies are Shaping the Future of Clean Water will explore how a new statutory and regulatory framework will need to emerge to deal with 21st century water quality issues and the critical role the public clean water community plays in ensuring the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Why Attend?

  • Engage with fellow clean water leaders, regulators, and stakeholders as you exchange ideas, share solutions, and build lasting professional connections.

  • Explore relevant topics essential to guiding your agency through future challenges and opportunities— presented by experts in the sector.

  • Receive high-value information and resources in legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy and analysis.

  • Discover innovative programs and best practices, as we recognize and honor the accomplishments of NACWA’s 2020 National Environmental Achievement Award awardees.

  • Experience the unparalleled strength, unity, and support of a nationwide network, comprised of member agencies of all sizes and service regions.


Featured Events


NEAA Awards Ceremony


One-2-One Networking

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Committee Meetings


Schedule at a Glance

February 4

  • Water Quality Committee
  • Climate & Resiliency Committee
  • First Time Attendee and New Member Meet & Greet
  • Welcoming Reception

February 5

  • Women's Water Network Breakfast
  • Biosolids Committee
  • Legal Affairs Committee
  • Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee
  • One-2-One Networking
  • NEAA Awards Ceremony & Reception

February 6

  • Plenary Session I & II
  • Off-Site Reception

February 7

  • Plenary Session III

Other Event Info

Destination Atlanta

Restaurant List

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Participant List
Please email Ebony Scott for the Participant List.


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