Utility Leadership Conference and 52nd Annual Meeting

The Clean Water Act at 50 | Embracing a Bold Vision for the Future

July 24 – 27, 2022  |  Seattle, WA

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There are many celebrations taking place this year in honor of the CWA’s 50th anniversary – and appropriately so, given its role as one of the most successful federal environmental statutes. NACWA’s members and the public clean water sector as a whole are arguably the greatest success story of the CWA and have earned the right to have a prime seat at the table to determine what the next 50 years of clean water will be.

Under the theme of The Clean Water Act at 50.... Embracing a Bold Vision for the Future, this year’s Utility Leadership Conference will focus on where we as a sector want to go by exploring a number of topics including the key policy and legislative changes needed to adapt the Clean Water Act to address modern water quality challenges; how to create a more sustained funding model for the future that addresses underlying affordability concerns; the role that issues of equity and environmental justice should play in both clean water policy and utility management going forward; how continued innovation and development of new technologies will impact the future of clean water and utility management; and more!

Don’t miss this chance to reconnect at NACWA’s first in-person summer conference in three years and be part of critical conversations about the future of clean water!




COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our members and staff are our top priorities. We will follow any local guidelines and precautions regarding COVID-19 that are in place while we are in Seattle. In addition, all meeting attendees will be required to self-certify that they are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or will provide negative test results prior to participating in the meeting.

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 Peak Performance awardees, Excellence in Management awardees and more!
  • Experience the unparalleled strength, unity, and support of a nationwide network, comprised of member agencies of all sizes and service regions.

Registration Information

Advance registrations must be received by Friday, July 1, 2022. Advance registrants will receive confirmation via e-mail. 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 registration@nacwa.org.

Full conference registration fee includes access to all activities Sunday through Wednesday, including but not limited to: committee meetings; plenary sessions; and, other evening social events. Meals included are: light food and beverage at the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening receptions. There will also be morning and afternoon beverage service Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning.


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*Not a Member? Contact Ebony Scott for the Participant List

All-Conference Sponsors


Clean Water Champions


Clean Water Stewards


Clean Water Protectors


Clean Water Allies


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