Past Pacific Water Conferences


INTRODUCTION

The American Water Works Association Hawaii Section (AWWA-HI) was established in 1975 and is dedicated to the promotion of public health and welfare in the provision of drinking water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity for Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and other Pacific American Commonwealths, Trusts, Territories, and possessions.

The purpose of AWWA-HI is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning the improvement of practice in the design, construction, operation and management of water works and all related activities.  AWWA-HI is proactive and effective in advancing the technology, science, management, and government policies relative to the stewardship of water. AWWA-HI is a member association of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), a national nonprofit organization established in 1881 and dedicated to the principles of safe and sustainable water in the world.

The Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA), formerly known as the Hawaii Water Pollution Control Association, is a non-profit organization which was founded on August 9, 1962.  The organization changed its name from the Hawaii Water Pollution Control Association to the present Hawaii Water Environment Association on October 12, 1994.

HWEA is a member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), which is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  WEF is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization of more than 40,000 water quality experts.  WEF’s mission is to preserve and enhance the global water environment.  HWEA strives to be an organization of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals recognized for preserving and enhancing the water environment in the Pacific Island Region.

Both AWWA-HI and HWEA are non-profit 501(c) corporations and rely on volunteers to staff and execute their committees and conferences.

Since both entities are champions of water issues in the greater Pacific Region, they have chosen to continue to jointly host an annual conference, previously known as the Hawaii Water Conference and now known as the Pacific Water Conference, which will take the place of their respective annual conferences.  This third joint conference continues to be envisioned as a promoter of training and education opportunities for its members, interaction between water and wastewater agencies and regulators, and networking for those in the water industry.

Currently, AWWA-HI and HWEA jointly sponsor a biennial Water Reuse Conference and the continued merging of their respective annual conferences into the Pacific Water Conference is a logical extension and is consistent with other AWWA-WEF functions elsewhere.

Goals

The goals of the Pacific Water Conference are to:

  1. Increase participation for both attendees and exhibitors.
  2. Maximize the Continuing Education Unit’s (CEU) that can be earned.
  3. Promote an organized program that is conducted within the scheduled timeframes.
  4. Generate adequate funds to meet the operating expense requirements of each organization.
  5. Increase attendance from US mainland, Pacific nations, and Asia.

Schedule of Events

The conference typically consists of a single pre-conference day with focused trains of technical presentations, followed by multiple days of conference sessions (as determined by the Chairs and Vice Chairs), and begins or culminates with a golf event.  Specific details will be organized by the Pacific Water Conference Committee.

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.  

2015 Conference Presentations

2015 Conference Presentations

Pre-Conference Presentations ASCE Hawaii Section YM Engineering Designs that Cause Operational Challenges Part 1-Control System Replacement Part 2 Electrical Maintenance Digital Communications Preventative Pipeline Maintenance Process Analytical Instrumentation in Water Treatment Plants The Basics Selection of Stainless Steels for Piping and Equipment in_Water_Treatment_Facilities Time Management Transition from Student to Engineering Professional Waterline Design Young Professionals … Continue reading 2015 Conference Presentations