With the new year underway, it is important to create new business goals and set forth a clear path to achieve them. With that in mind, make sure you keep an eye out for event/expos that will establish new and improved ways to protect our most valuable resource. With the vast amount of conferences in the U.S. alone, this task becomes overwhelming. Instead, we decided to help by giving you first quarter’s top water conferences. Whether you are looking to be an attendee or go the extra mile and exhibit,  these six conferences are sure to bring great learning opportunities, shake hands with new partnerships, and experience a few beautiful cities along the way. Here is CloudCompli’s 2017 kick off conferences.


Smart Water: Tapping Technologies For Water Utilities

January 25, 2017 | San Diego, CA | Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

This free, one-day event will bring together water utility and technology leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the integration of data-driven technologies across the North American water sector. The two-part program will feature morning panel talks followed by afternoon panel discussions led by SWAN for exchanging ideas and sharing best practices. Attendees may register for one or both parts of the free, full day of sessions.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • This free, one-day event marks the first collaboration between Cleantech San Diego and Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) North American Alliance.
  • Water utility and technology leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the integration of data-driven technologies across the North American water sector .
  • More than 20 smart water experts will participate in six interactive panels with topics ranging from deployment, monitoring, and management to financing strategies and community engagement.


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Joint Expo & Operators Day

February 7 – 8, 2017 | Lansing, MI | Lansing Center

The water show of the Midwest, Joint Expo offers a large exhibit floor showcasing the latest technologies, products, and services the water industry has to offer as well as formal classroom training through Operators Day and the Infrastructure Project Funding Seminar, and contests by teams competing for best time in pipe tapping, meter assembly, and more.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • No Cost to attend the Joint Expo.
  • Network with over 2000 water and wastewater utilities professionals.
  • Training Opportunities along with a large exhibit floor showcasing the latest technologies, products, and services within the water industry.

There is no cost to attend the Joint Expo. There is a cost however for Operators Day, (classroom learning) which consist of Training/Seminars. This year’s training program will focus on Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater & Surface Water, Corrosion Control, Lab Safety, Line & Leak Locating, SCADA 2016 and much more!


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2017 Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Conference

February 27 – March 1, 2017 | Santa Rosa, CA | Hyatt Vineyard Creek

This conference will deliver the high-quality training opportunities you’ve come to expect at P3S events. The sessions cover topics to benefit all attendees, from entry-level staff to experienced managers. They benefit pretreatment and stormwater inspectors, regulatory compliance managers, outreach specialists, and new and veteran source control staff. There are also sessions to prepare your agency for regulatory audits, for technical challenges such as local limits development, and for regulating wineries and breweries – a growing sector in many service areas. This conference is a great forum to exchange information and learn from the best resource out there.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Opening Session, Monday Feb. 28th – Come interact with our State’s environmental experts on water. You will learn regulatory updates on California and national issues from Tam Dudoc, longtime member of the State Water Resources Control Board, and Tomás Torres, Director of the Water Division for EPA Region 9. You will also hear from Paul Sciuto, General Manager at the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency, on integrating One Water principles in water planning for the present and future.
  • Mon, Tue and Wed – 12 technical tracks over three days, including: Industrial Stormwater Inspections; US EPA Pretreatment 101 workshop; Stormwater Audits; US EPA Stormwater Updates.
  • Let’s have some fun! Conference social and networking events include: Sunday afternoon get-together; Monday industrial tour of a winery and distillery; Monday afternoon Party with the Partners vendor reception; Tuesday evening P3S Committee social; three networking lunches.


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2017 South Carolina Environmental Conference

March 12 – 15, 2017 | Myrtle Beach, SC | Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel

Over 25 years ago, the SC Section of the American Water Works Association (SCAWWA) and the Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) collaborated to host the first South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC). Approximately 800 water and wastewater professionals converged that year and planted a seed. In 2016, the record was broken when over 1,600 professionals were in attendance, cementing that fact that this one of the largest water conferences in the Southeast.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • With over 1,600 people, 200 booths, 160 technical sessions, and continuous networking opportunities the SCEC continues to be ranked as one of the largest and most highly attended water conferences on the East Coast.
  • Everyone loves a little competition! Near and dear to both organizations hearts (SCAWWA and WEASC) are the competitions, such as Operations Challenge, Pipe Tapping, Meter Madness, Top Ops, Hydrant Hysteria, Best Tasting Water and the student poster competition.
  • What better way to network then a Block Party Tuesday evening.


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Sustainable Water Management Conference

March 19 – 22, 2017 | New Orleans, LA | Hotel Monteleone

The 2017 Sustainable Water Management Conference  showcases a combination of technical presentations and in-depth discussions on the critical matters facing the water sector today. Attendees explored solutions for managing water resources, planning sustainable utilities, designing integrated infrastructure, balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs and analyzing effective alternatives including stormwater and reuse.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Brings together water sector organizations and professionals to discuss the critical matters related to resilient and efficient water management.
  • Attendees will gain insights into best practices for managing water resources, source water protection, sustainable utility planning, analyzing the costs and benefits of water conservation and exploring alternative water sources including stormwater and reuse.
  • Attendees have to opportunity to register for workshops that provide in-depth, hands-on, comprehensive learning opportunities.


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Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

March 29 – 31, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN | Minneapolis Convention Center

It’s an exciting time to be a design-build professional, especially in the water/wastewater sector!  The challenges of drought and other high-profile public water issues (like Flint) have rocked communities, making national headlines.  This, combined with promises of a new era of American infrastructure investment, has put the need for effective and efficient water projects at the heart of a national debate about priorities.

DBIA is once again excited to partner with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) to co-host the 2017 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference.  We are confident that this conference will be among the best investment you’ve ever made toward the goal of completing projects at the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Access to Design-Build Experts: DBIA’s Water/Wastewater Conference provides over 20 technical sessions and four general sessions that range in experience level and cover topics such as P3s, progressive design-build, innovation and design-build best practices.
  • Connect with Clients: More than one-thousand attendees mean more opportunities for business development. Owner attendance at this conference has increased significantly, with that trend continuing in 2017.
  • Earn Continuing Education: Each conference provides attendees an opportunity to earn over 12 CEUs to put toward Certification or renewal.


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