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The American Water Works Association Hawai‘i Section and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the seventh annual joint conference known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 4 – 6, 2020. Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, fun, and educational conference.

Visit pacificwaterconference.com to register today. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Conference!

Thank you,
Jessica Agsalda | Ken Kawahara | Amanda Tanaka
2020 Conference Chairs

Technical Program

Use this form to submit your abstracts to pwc.technical@gmail.com by October 4, 2019.

Selection Process: All abstracts will be reviewed and selected on: Originality, Technical Content, and Quality.

  • Abstracts due September 30, 2019. Extended to October 4, 2019.

  • Presenters notified by October 31, 2019

  • Presenter bios due December 5, 2019

  • Presentations due January 24, 2020

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. There is a flat fee for speakers to attend additional days of the conference for which they are not presenting. Speaker registration does not include admission to evening events, which can be purchased as add-on items. Please visit the conference website for further information: www.pacificwaterconference.com. The website is anticipated to be up and running by October 2019. Please ensure all information submitted is complete and correct, as it will be used in promotional materials and submitted for CEU approval.

Please email your abstract and/or questions to the Technical Program Chairs: pwc.technical@gmail.com or contact Lance Lam at (808) 203-2681.


Registration is now open at pacificwaterconference.com.

Exhibitor Registration

The exposition will be in the exhibit halls on the ground floor of the Hawaii Convention Center. We are offering 10’ x 10’ booth spaces as well as Rolling Stock spaces. 

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus for more information.


Contributions ~ Become A Sponsor

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.

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 contributions 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.

The golf tournament also has several sponsorship levels available, from the individual player ($175) to platinum ($1,700). Please see the attached golf tournament flyer. Contact Darnelle Chung at (808) 836-1900 or djc@akinaka.com for more information on the golf tournament.

Both AWWA-HI Section and HWEA are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether your donation is tax-deductible.

See Donations Flyer.



Hotel information is posted at pacificwaterconference.com and https://book.passkey.com/e/49986521.

Student Poster Contest

(under construction)

Photo Contest

2019 Photo Contest Winners:

Category 1: When “IT” hits the fan

1st and People’s Choice: Tubular Tunnel, Danny Doan

1st and People’s Choice: Tubular Tunnel, Danny Doan

2nd: Water Fleas, Merli Aligmanto

2nd: Water Fleas, Merli Aligmanto

3rd: Some-Air Under the Rainbow, Tony Ali

3rd: Some-Air Under the Rainbow, Tony Ali

Category 2: Ola i ka Wai, Water is Life

1st and People’s Choice: Rippling Waters of Wai`ale`ale, Bryan Wienand

1st and People’s Choice: Rippling Waters of Wai`ale`ale, Bryan Wienand

2nd: The UV Matrix, Danny Doan

2nd: The UV Matrix, Danny Doan

3rd: Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua - Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers, Joel Burbage

3rd: Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua - Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers, Joel Burbage


Golf Tournament


Hawaii Prince Golf Course
Friday, February 7, 2020
Deadline to Register: December 27, 2019
Payment Deadline: January 10, 2020

Community Service Event

(under construction)

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