2018 Pacific Water Conference

The American Water Works Association Hawai‘i Section and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the fifth annual joint conference now known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 6 – 8, 2018.  Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, fun, and educational conference.

This year’s theme is “I ola pono nā wai Hawai‘i:  Enhancing Hawai‘i’s Water Environment.”

The Pre-Conference Workshop kicks things off on Tuesday, February 6. The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 7 and lasts through Thursday, February 8.  Join us at the Convention Center Kamehameha Exhibit Hall I 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 9 at the Kapolei Golf Course, and the community service event will take place on Saturday, February 10 (venue TBD).

Draft Program is available  here


Registration is now open at pacificwaterconference.com!  Early bird registration is available through Friday, December 15, 2017.


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 see the attached Conference Donations Flyer. Contact Contributions committee, Jay Stone (808-521-5361) or Keith Faufata (808-628‐1534), at pwchidonations@gmail.com for more information.


This year’s conference hotel is the Ala Moana Hotel.  There is a conference rate, which can be booked through this link.

Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs!

Categories are:

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

Qualified photo entries will be displayed along with the photo descriptions provided on the entry form by the photographer.  The description should provide the photographer’s perspective on how the photo meets the theme of the category.  All entries must be received at PWCphotocontest@gmail.com NO LATER THAN 11:59 pm (HST), Friday, January 5, 2018.

2018 Pacific Water Conference Photo Contest Criteria & Rules

2018 Pacific Water Conference Photo Contest Entry Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 2018 Pacific Water Conference Chairs at pacificwatercon@gmail.com.

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


Susan Mukai|Emily Dong|Puna Kaneakua
2018 Pacific Water Conference Chairs