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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

Technical Program

All abstracts will be reviewed and selected on: Originality, Technical content, and Quality.

Selection Process:
Abstracts due October 10, 2018
Presenters notified by November 14, 2018
Presenter bios due December 14, 2018
Presentations due January 23, 2019

No travel or assistance funds are available for speakers. Speakers will be responsible for all their transportation, lodging and registration fees. Registration fee is waived for the day of the presentation. Please ensure all information submitted is complete and correct, as it will be used in promotional materials and submitted for CEU approval.

If you are interested in presenting at the 2019 Pacific Water Conference, please submit the Call for Abstracts Form and email them to pwc.technical@gmail.com.  You can also contact the Technical Program Chairs: Jordan Fahmie via Jordan.fahmie@aecom.com or (808) 529-7272, or Jeremy Kimura  via jeremy.l.kimura@hawaii.gov or (808) 587-0269.


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



Member = $150

Non-Member = $200


Member = $400

Non-Member = $450

Prices to increase on December 15, 2018. For additional pricing and details see below link.



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

The 2019 Pacific Water Conference photo contest forms will be posted soon.  Check back in October 2018 for any updates.

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

The community service event will take place on Saturday, February 23rd.  More information on the event will be provided later at pacificwaterconference.com

Updated:  11/14/2018_JS