The Pacific Water Conference is THIS WEEK! 


The Hawai‘i Section of the American Water Works Association and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the fourth annual joint conference now known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 14 – 16, 2017. Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, fun, and educational conference.

The Pre-Conference Workshop kicks things off on Tuesday February 14. The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 15 and lasts through Thursday, February 16. 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 five 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 17 at the Ala Wai Golf Course, and the community service event will take place on Saturday, February 18.

Registration, hotel information, and other details are posted on the conference web site

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

Golf Tournament

There is still time to sign up for the conference golf tournament!  The golf tournament will be held at the Ala Wai Golf Course on Friday, February 17 with a shotgun start at 12:30 PM. Please contact Julie Hero at for questions about the tournament.

Click here for the ENTRY FORM.

Technical Program

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017 Pacific Water Conference has been extended to October 28th! The program is shaping up very nicely, with a broad spectrum of potable water, wastewater, and water resource topics. Your experience is valuable – share it! Help advance the knowledge of water professionals in the Pacific.

Click here for the Call for Abstracts, and additional information about the conference can be found at Contact the Technical Program Chairs if you have questions at, or Jordan Fahmie (808) 529-7272, Kapiolani Street (808) 256-2917, and Timothy Lum Yee (808) 271-2493.


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. 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 the Contributions committee if there is interest, as slots for certain types of donations may be limited.

 Please click here for the Conference Donations Flyer.  Contact Contributions committee, Jay Stone (808-521-5361) or Keith Faufata (808-628‐1534), at for more information.

Photo Contest

Entries are no longer being accepted for the Photo Contest.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. Winners will be announced during the
conference banquet on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Community Service Event

The community service event will take place on Saturday, February 18.  The event will involve a cleanup at Mokauea Island.  More information on the event can be found at