Strategic Communications: H2O

Chicago, IL   |  June 6-7, 2018

Mission-Driven Communications for Today’s Clean Water Utilities



As this year’s event theme, learn the elements of building the “right” narrative for your utility and community.


Learn successful strategies/tactics to employ beforeduring AND after a Project Initiative is completed.


Build relationships that will boost your communications for years to come!

The purpose of Strategic Communications: H2O is to help clean water utilities innovate — or create — communications platforms that can proactively advance a utility’s goals and initiatives, and not merely react to events and external challenges. Join us as we share expert strategies, resources and peer-to-peer solutions from some of the best water sector communicators in the country and come away with concrete action plans to improve your platform and grow your nationwide network.

Why Attend?

  • Compelling agenda focused on practical, strategic water sector communications and ROI

  • More than a basic bootcamp, sessions will examine and leverage the latest, forward-looking, communications trends and issues impacting the clean water sector

  • Connect and build a nationwide network of water utility communicators

  • Follow up resources and collaboration will help ensure that your event-learning can extend beyond the conference into on-going, peer-to-peer communications support
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In addition to its all-conference sponsors, NACWA thanks Strategic Communications H2O Sponsor(s)!






Schedule at a Glance

June 6

  • Plenary Session I
    • Keynote
    • Panels
  • Luncheon
  • Plenary Session II
    • Panels
    • Roundtable Discussion
  • Welcoming Reception
  • Optional: Networking Event on Miracle Mile

June 7

  • Plenary Session III
    • Panels


In today’s rapidly evolving Clean Water landscape, building a proactive communications platform is no longer an option. A utility’s communication program, or lack of one, directly impacts its relationship with ratepayers and the public; stakeholders and governing bodies; legislators and regulators; and even its own managers and employees — all of which impact the utility’s bottom line and long-term viability.

Join us as we share expert strategies, resources and peer-to-peer solutions from some of the best water sector communicators in the country, and come away with concrete action plans to improve your platform, and grow your nationwide network.

Whether innovating a platform or building a new one, discovering new tactics or developing messages, planning a campaign or preparing for crisis, StratComm: H2O is your utility’s catalyst for strategic long-term change and growth.

Register today, and build your utility’s voice, as together, we build a unified the clean water sector. 

Special StratComm registration options available for utilities servicing populations under 75,000. Please contact Tina Kenia at for more information.

Other Event Info

Please email Ebony Scott for the Participant List








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