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2016 Pacific Water Conference


Aloha! The joint conference committee is working very hard to bring you an exciting, educational, and rewarding conference experience for you. Check out all the activities planned for the conference at http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/event-summary-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx.

Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana to Lance Manabe for the winning conference theme entry:

E ho‘olōkahi pū e mālama aku ai i ko kākou wai

Working Together to Protect Our Water Resources

Our theme emphasizes the importance of collaboration among all water-related resources to provide for the long-term sustainability of our communities. Lance will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card.

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 can also purchase advertisement space in the conference brochure or support the community service event directly. In addition, we are always on the lookout for great door prizes to give out to attendees throughout the conference. Please see the attached flyer or contact Keith Faufata at hweapublications@gmail.com or (808) 628‐1534 for more information on the different ways that you can donate to the conference.

Go to http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/fees-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx to register for the pre-conference and main conference and get additional tickets for the lunches and evening events.

Exhibitor registration is up and running. See http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/custom-17-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx for more information on booth costs. Register early to make sure that you get a booth at the premier water and wastewater conference in the Pacific.

Although the deadline to submit abstracts for the conference was October 12, we are still looking for speakers. The pre-conference and conference program is open to all aspects of water – wastewater, drinking water, water reuse, stormwater, water resources, and more. Share your knowledge and experiences with the local water/wastewater community and conference attendees from around the world. The Call for Abstracts can be found at: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/agenda-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx. The draft technical program is posted at http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/custom-20-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx. As you can see in the draft technical program, the conference will have up to 6 concurrent tracks with one track in the Exhibit Hall. You can visit the vendors then go to a technical session without ever leaving the Exhibit Hall. Contact the Technical Program Chairs if you have questions: Jordan Fahmie (808) 529-7272 and Susan Mukai (808) 203-2667.

We are holding the conference photograph contest again this year to highlight all that our members do for the community.

Categories are:

  1. “Age is only a number” – photographs depicting water and wastewater infrastructure more than 35 years old
  2. “Aquamen and Aquawomen” – photographs depicting people interacting with water and/or wastewater – construction, maintenance, laboratory, other.

Submit your entries and win up to $150 for a single entry. Complete the 2016 PWC Photo Contest Entry Form.Fillable.pdf and submit together with your photograph to pwcphotocontest@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm (HST), Friday, December 4, 2015, to be in the contest. For more details of the contest, follow this link to the Photograph Contest Criteria & Rules. Email questions to: pwcphotocontest@gmail.com

Get ready to test your skills in the pump maintenance event, collection system event, and the safety event. For a low price, you can prove your abilities in Wastewater Operations, at least partially. $100 will earn you entry into a single event for 4 people. Please contact Jon Baker at 768-4473, jbaker@honolulu.gov or Wayne Salas at 768-4474, wsalas@honolulu.gov.

Our Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, February 5,, 2016, at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, 91-1200 Fort Weaver Road, ‘Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706. For course information, visit www.hawaiiprincegolf.com. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Four sponsor levels Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Levels are available or just pay $175.00 per player, which includes green fees, cart fees, sandwich lunch and banquet. Any questions? Contact Darnelle Chung at (808) 836-1900 or djc@akinaka.com. Reserve your spot prior to December 31, 2015 to ensure availability. Payments Due by January 8, 2016. For more information, see: http://www.hwea.org/pwc-2016-golf-tournament/.

Our community service event is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016. We’re still working out the logistics for the community service event and will get you an update soon.

If you are flying to Honolulu to attend the conference, you can receive a 5% discount on flights booked through Hawaiian Airlines. Visit the following web page (http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/custom-19-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx), scroll to the bottom and click the Hawaiian Airlines link to access their Preferred Affiliate Program.

We’ve teamed up again with Ala Moana Hotel for special conference rates. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-pacific-water-conference/custom-19-187a4ecf2d8344a4b75066bdc5936841.aspx for more information on how to book your hotel room. Remember to use the reference “2016 Pacific Water Conference.”

Happy Holidays! We look forward to seeing all of you at the conference!

Aloha,

Jay Stone | Scott McAdam | Trevor Inouye | Puna Kaneakua

Pacific Water Conference 2016 Co-Chairs

pacificwatercon@gmail.com

PWC Moderator Volunteers

PWC Moderator Volunteers

Aloha, We’re looking for moderators for the upcoming 2016 Pacific Water Conference. Click the Google Docs link below for the schedule of openings for moderators. Just fill in your name and email address next to the desired Group Number. See the below Moderator Block Schedule to see which technical sessions correspond with the Group Number. GOOGLE … Continue reading PWC Moderator Volunteers

PWC: Pre-Conference & Conference Tentative Program

PWC: Pre-Conference & Conference Tentative Program

CONFERENCE – February 3rd & 4th The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 3 and lasts through Thursday, February 4. A draft tentative technical program is available. Please note that the technical program is subject to change. CLICK HERE for the tentative Conference program PRE-CONFERENCE – February 2nd The pre-conference will take place on Tuesday, … Continue reading PWC: Pre-Conference & Conference Tentative Program

PWC: Conference Donations

PWC: Conference Donations

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 can also purchase advertisement space in the conference brochure or support the community service event directly. In addition, we are always on the lookout for great … Continue reading PWC: Conference Donations

PWC: Photo Contest

PWC: Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! Categories are: “Age is only a number” – photos depicting water and wastewater infrastructure more then 35 years old “Aquamen and Aquawomen” – photos depicting people interacting with water and/or wastewater – construction, maintenance, laboratory, other. Entries will be displayed during the conference along with the photographer’s description provided on the entry … Continue reading PWC: Photo Contest

PWC: 2016 Golf Tournament

PWC: 2016 Golf Tournament

2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT SITE: HAWAII PRINCE GOLF CLUB (For course information, visit www.hawaiiprincegolf.com) 91-1200 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706 DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 @ 11:30 AM (Shotgun Start) | CHECK-IN @ 9:30 AM FORMAT: Four person scramble GROUPS: All are welcomed. If you don’t have a full group of four, we’ll pair … Continue reading PWC: 2016 Golf Tournament

PWC: Call for Abstracts

PWC: Call for Abstracts

The Hawai‘i Section of the American Water Works Association and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the third annual joint conference now known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 2 – 4, 2016.  Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, … Continue reading PWC: Call for Abstracts

Pacific Water Conference Theme

Pacific Water Conference Theme

CONGRATULATIONS to Lance Manabe for coming up with this year’s theme! E ho‘olōkahi pū e mālama aku ai i ko kākou wai. Working Together to Protect Our Water Resources.