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The American Water Works Association Hawai‘i Section (AWWA-HI) and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the sixth annual joint Pacific Water Conference and Pre-Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 19-21, 2019.  The annual joint conference provides education and networking opportunities that support the local and Pacific Rim drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater sectors and encourages the responsible stewardship of our environment.

 This year’s theme is “Pūpūkahi I Mālama ʻIa Ke Kumuwai o Hawaiʻi, Working Together for Hawaii’s Water Resources.”

The Pre-Conference Workshop kicks things off on Tuesday February 19. The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 20 and lasts through Thursday, February 21.  Join us in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall to cheer on this year’s operator competitions featuring HWEA’s Operations Challenge and AWWA’s Pipe Tapping and Top Ops events.  Remember to check out the exhibitors showcasing the newest and latest products in the industry.  With a multitude of technical session tracks to choose from, there’s sure to be one that piques your interest.   The conference golf tournament will be held on Friday, February 22, and the community service event will take place on Saturday, February 23.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Conference!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 2019 Pacific Water Conference Chairs at pacificwatercon@gmail.com.

Susan Mukai | Emily Dong | Ken Kawahara
2019 Pacific Water Conference Chairs


Registration details are posted at pacificwaterconference.com. Check the web site for more information.



Each year the success of the conference depends on the generous donations of individuals, firms, and companies. Donation levels ranging from Iron ($300) to Platinum ($2000) are available. You may also purchase advertisement space in the conference booklet or support our annual community service event directly. Please see the Conference Donations Flyer for more information on donation levels. Any donation amount would be appreciated. In addition, we are always on the lookout for great door prizes, gifts, giveaways and other items to give out to attendees, speakers and/or volunteers throughout the conference. Please contact Jay Stone (808-521-5361, pwchidonations@gmail.com) if there is interest, as slots for certain types of donations may be limited.


Hotel information has been posted at pacificwaterconference.com.

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra; 410 Atkinson Drive; Honolulu, HI 96814, US

They are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through the website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. We look forward to seeing you here!

You may also contact the Ala Moana Hotel as follows:

(800) 367-6025

(808) 955-4811



Student Poster Contest

To apply, submit an application by Friday, December 7, 2018. Submissions may qualify for both HWEA and AWWA Awards. See the flyer and application for more details and/or contact Jessica Agsalda, jessica@tlcghawaii.com or 808-722-8423.

Photo Contest

2019 Pacific Water Conference photo contest criteria and rules

The 2018 Pacific Water Conference photo contest winners for each category were announced at the PWC Banquet.  They are shown below:


Golf Tournament

The 2019 Pacific Water Conference Golf Tournament is coming up and it’s never too early to reserve your spot!  Registration and event information available at this link.

The conference golf tournament will take place at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club on Friday, February 22nd (10:30 am Registration and 12:00 pm Shotgun starts).  Banquet immediately following conclusion of tournament

Deadline to reserve your spot/sponsorship – Friday, 12/28/18

Several sponsorship levels are available, from individual player ($175) to platinum ($1,700). Please see the golf tournament flyer for sign-up and payment details. This year we have a new sponsorship opportunity – TOURNAMENT DRINK SPONSOR ($500).  Sponsorship includes 1 tee sign + poster listing, in addition to 2 drink tickets per golfer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Checks should be payable to “HWEA” and mailed to: AWWA/HWEA Golf Tournament; c/o Akinaka & Associates, Ltd.; 1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1800; Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; Attn: Darnelle Chung

Payments due: January 18, 2019

Contact Darnelle Chung at (808) 836-1900 or djc@akinaka.com for more information on the golf tournament.

Community Service Event

In partnership with Malama Maunalua, participants will help to preserve and enhance the water environment by removing invasive algae that threatens Hawaii’s coral reefs and marine ecosystems.
Who: PWC Attendees, friends and family
What: Maunalua Bay Invasive Alage Removal Project
When: February 23, 2019 @ 9:00am
Where: Kuli'ou'ou Beach Park100 Bay Street (Park on Summer Street)

RSVP: Brittany Cody Brittany.cody@hartcrowser.com by Friday, February 8th, 2019 and complete the online waiver at https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/568e9cb7c635a/web/. Because the original deadline has passed, t-shirt and lunch options may not be available.

Don't forget: Sunscreen, water, clothes that can get dirty. Tabis (water shoes) and gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Volunteers who RSVP by the deadline will be given lunch, refreshments and an event shirt.

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