Summer Conference

AWRA 2023 Summer Conference

Connecting Land & Water for Healthy Communities

July 17 - 19, 2023 | Denver, CO

Join us for the second AWRA Summer Conference: Land and Water. This conference will bring together stakeholders across multiple disciplines, types of organizations, and professions to address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs necessary to better connect land and water planning and policy.


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Online Registration is Closed

To register, email [email protected] or visit the registration desk onsite.

Date & Location

July 17-19, 2023
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
*For the AWRA room block, see the Hotel & Travel tab under Conference Details.


  • CLOSED: Hotel room block rate ends.
  • CLOSED: Call for Topical Sessions
  • CLOSED: Call for Abstracts

Attention Land Planners - Get CM Credits!

The American Water Resources Association is part of the American Planning Association Certification Maintenance (CM) program. AWRA’s 2023 Summer Conference provides certified planners with continuing education opportunities (by completing the professional development form) to keep them abreast of the latest best practices in planning. Please visit the American Planning Association to learn more about the Certification Maintenance (CM) program. 

AWRA Conference Web App - Now Available!

The Summer Conference program is now live on the AWRA Conference App. Click here to explore and see all the sessions. Once in the program, click Plan Your Event at the top left hand corner and click Schedule. For those that register, you will receive a separate link to the mobile app version. To get started and find tips to help you maximize your Summer Conference experience, download our AWRA Conference App GuideThere will not be a printed program provided for this conference. By accessing the AWRA Conference App on your mobile device, tablet, and/or desktop computer, you will have access to the full conference schedule and receive notifications of important information. 

Why Attend?

This conference aims to bring together interested parties across multiple disciplines and types of organizations and professions to address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs necessary to better connect land and water planning and policy. The management of land and water are intimately related, yet these connections are not adequately recognized and linked, and the individuals working in these interrelated areas are often disconnected. How we use our land determines the demand and supply for water, impacts water quality and quantity, and impact community viability and aquatic ecosystems. Likewise, water is critical to the sustainability, resilience, and quality of life in our communities.

This specialty conference will bring together practitioners and researchers across the intersecting areas of water management, land use planning, natural resources policy, and related technical and design professions. Sessions will be multi-disciplinary and will focus on understanding the integrated nature of our challenges, goals, and programs. Topics will include:

  • land and water aspects of water supply,
  • water demand management,
  • stormwater management,
  • wastewater treatment and disposal,
  • community planning and design,
  • conservation, and
  • integrated “one water” approaches.

With a focus on the relationships among water resources management, utility operations, and land use planning and design, attendees will come away with a new understanding and strengthened personal networking connections across the disciplines and professions critical to water and community sustainability. We look forward to your participation.

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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. Those cancelations received by June 9, 2023 will be subject to a processing fee of 30% of total fees. No refunds will be given after June 9, 2023 but we can transfer your registration to someone else. The transfer must be completed by July 10, 2023. Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.


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