NACWA Winter Conference

The Future of Clean Water | Emerging Stronger, Preparing for What’s Next

January 31 - February 3, 2022  |  Scottsdale, AZ

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Join us as we gather again in person to celebrate the accomplishments of the clean water sector during the pandemic and prepare for the critical and challenging issues that lie ahead.

As the Nation emerges from the pandemic, the return of NACWA’s in-person Winter Conference will provide an opportunity to meet with utility leaders from across the country and discuss how we can build on the experience gained since March of 2020 and best advocate on the broad array of issues that still face the clean water sector.

The events of the past nearly two years have brought increased recognition of the water sector’s critical infrastructure role, while also highlighting the need to protect clean water systems and build resilience from all threats, including climate change, natural disasters, and cyberattacks. The increased visibility of the sector’s importance in ensuring the protection of public health also resulted in significant new funding for clean water infrastructure. But major challenges still lie ahead.

The Winter Conference will explore these challenges, the emerging solutions and how NACWA’s advocacy can best guide the ongoing national dialogue. Sessions will examine efforts by states and the federal government to resolve ongoing issues related to PFAS and other emerging contaminants, flushed wipes, and nutrients, and we will consider how renewed discussions around effectively addressing affordability, equity, and environmental justice concerns will have greater influence on any policy outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you all in Scottsdale!


COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our members and staff are our top priorities and we are closely monitoring conditions in Scottsdale and across the country, as well as potential restrictions on your ability to travel. We’re confident that by agreeing to take reasonable precautions we can gather face-to-face while protecting each other’s health and well-being. For additional information on the planned health and safety precautions related to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Protocol Page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Hornback, NACWA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Schedule at a Glance

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 2022 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.

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*Please note this registration fee is for federal government agencies and state department agencies only.

Registration Information

Advance registrations must be received by Friday, January 14, 2022. Advance registrants will receive confirmation via e-mail. Faxed and online registrations will be accepted after the deadline, but attendees may not be listed in the Participant List. If you have not received a confirmation within 5 business days after registering, please contact NACWA at

Full Conference registration fees include access to all sessions Monday - Thursday and an evening reception on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Registered attendees will also receive access to all available session handouts, speaker biographies, as well as a participant list. The Conference meals included are: coffee services Monday afternoon through Thursday morning; and light food and beverages at the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night reception.

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