Annual Conference

AWRA 2022 Annual Water Resources Conference

Save the Date: November 7-9, 2022 | Seattle, WA

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Call for Student Poster Abstracts

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NOTICE: This is not a hybrid conference.

UPDATED: May 16, 2022

Dates & Location

November 7-9, 2022
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056
The room rate is $179.00 for single/double occupancy and the room block ends October 14, 2022. Click here to reserve your room directly with the Hyatt. Reserve your room as early as possible as rates and availability cannot be guaranteed once the block sells out.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • OPEN until Friday, September 2: Call for Student Poster Competition Abstracts. Click here to start the abstract submission process.
  • October 14: Hotel room block expires. Click here to reserve your room.
  • November 8: AWRA Tuesday Night Event at the Seattle Aquarium. Download the flyer.
  • CLOSED: Call for Topical Sessions
  • CLOSED: Call for Abstracts

Why Attend?

The Preliminary Program is now available! View the schedule, session topics, keynote speakers, and more! Click here for the program.

This conference is one of the most diverse and inclusive conferences in water resources management. AWRA provides you with innovative, practical, and applied water resource management solutions, management techniques, and current research.  Attendees can expect to hear:

  • lessons learned from the implementation of multidisciplinary projects,
  • best practices discovered in the design and application of water resource management,
  • implications of water policy decisions, and
  • research into current and emerging issues.
November 2022 promises to be a special month for AWRA. After 13 years, we return to the Emerald City for our Annual Water Resources Conference. And, for the first time since Salt Lake City in 2019, we will return to the 'live' format. Our 2020 and 2021 virtual conferences were indeed extraordinary and featured all the things only a virtual conference can feature. The Florida State Section worked overtime as it hosted both meetings. But for many of us, Seattle 2022 will seem like a return to more 'normal' times. Like the 2009 meeting, the Washington State Section has assembled a stellar group that promises a return to yesteryear.

The joy of serendipity looms large - seeing a long-lost colleague that you have not seen in years. You'll enjoy the excitement of Sunday field trips to see the sights and situations. Or perhaps your preference is to spend Sunday catching up with friends, learning a new skill at an in-person workshop, or just enjoying the local sights. Students and young professionals (SYPs) are especially welcomed and will find programs oriented to their needs. And don't forget the 'legendary' Monday night icebreaker and the Tuesday evening event organized by the Washington State Section.

The plenary sessions will feature dynamic keynote speakers who will stimulate attendees and challenge long-held beliefs. The concurrent sessions will feature panel discussions, technical sessions and short workshops. You'll get a great panoramic perspective of water issues not only in the Pacific Northwest, but also from around the USA and the world. You will also relish the chance to meet our exhibitors and sponsors and discuss their products and services.

Be part of the 'live' community, conversation and connections! See you in November!







Registration Rates

  • Full Registration (Member / Non-Member & Gateway):
    • Super Saver - September 7: $595 / $795
    • Early Bird - September 8 - October 19: $695 / $895
    • October 20 - Onsite: $795 / $995
  • Student Registration (Member / Non-member):
    • Super Saver - September 7: $250 / $300
    • Early Bird - September 8 - October 19: $300 / $350
    • October 20 - Onsite: $350 / $400
  • NOTE: Students must email their student ID and verification of their full-time student status to [email protected] in order to receive the student rate. The verification must contain how many credit hours the student is currently enrolled.
  • One Day Registration (Member / Non-member & Gateway):
    • Super Saver - September 7: $300 / $500
    • Early Bird - September 8 - October 19: $350 / $550
    • October 20 - Onsite: $400 / $600
  • NOTE: Students registering for one-day pay the applicable rate above. There is not a discounted one-day student rate.


    AWRA Code of Conduct 

    All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, attendees, etc.) must adhere to the AWRA Code of Conduct and must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

    Cancelations must be made in writing. We can transfer your registration to someone else by October 19, 2022. Those cancelations received by October 19, 2022 will be subject to a processing fee of 25% of total fees. No refunds will be given after October 19, 2022. If you test positive for COVID-19 three days prior to or on the first day of the conference, AWRA will issue a credit* to your account less a 25% processing fee after the conclusion of the conference. *A note from your physician must be provided to AWRA in order to receive the credit. Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

    Speaker Registration Forgiveness Application. AWRA staff and the conference planning committee know that certain presenters may need registration forgiveness to participate in an AWRA event. The 2022 Annual Water Resources Conference Planning Committee has a limited number of registrations they can offer and have the right to accept or deny a forgiveness request. Requests must be submitted by June 20, 2022. Click here for application details.


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