2016 Fall Conference
- Register for the Fall Conference - attendees
- Register for the preconference event - attendees
- Register for the Fall Conference - exhibitors
Call for papers ■ Conference overview ■ Pre-conference workshop ■ Photos ■ Hall layout ■ Large equipment ■ Exhibitors ■ Top Ops ■ Backflow Challenge ■ Meter Madness ■ Water-Tasting Contest ■ Benefit Poker Night ■ Raffle ■ Children's Poster Contest ■ Dignitary ■ Scavenger Hunt ■ Past Chairs Breakfast ■ Awards
The deadline for paper submissions was May 31st.American Public Works Association (APWA), Water Environment Association (WEA), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).
The conference returns this year to the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
- Fall Conference agenda and brochure
- Conference registration (forthcoming)
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A preconference workshop, "Managing Water Resources: System Losses, Auditing, Conservation, and Drought Preparedness", will be held on November 1, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm. The workshop will be offered as a complimentary training opportunity to operators, but registration is requested. This workshop will help you address your systemís drought vulnerability, establish an effective water loss control program, and reduce water usage to conserve resources and reduce operating costs.
- Pre-conference workshop registration
- Pre-conference workshop brochure
- Further information on the pre-conference workshop
Conference hall exterior
The Fall Conference venue allows for large equipment to be displayed. Several large booths (20' wide by 8' deep) are available for vendors who wish to exhibit large equipment.
- Exhibitor invitation letter (forthcoming)
- Exhibitor contract (forthcoming)
- Sponsorship (forthcoming)
The Top Ops contest will again challenge participants with a wide range of questions about water treatment and distribution. The winners will go on to represent the Nebraska Section at the 2017 AWWA ACE.
Cash prizes are also on the line:
- First place: $60 per participant
- Second place: $40 per participant
- Third place: $20 per participant
Rich Koenig will host the Backflow Challenge and Ultimate Backflow Challenge.
"Meter Madness" returns, open to any operator or utility member willing to give it a try.Young Professionals committee will host a poker tournament. All conference attendees are invited to participate and help support Water for People. This has been a wonderful event over the last few years and we want to keep the positive momentum going.
The Water For People committee is conducting a benefit raffle. Tickets are $10 each, or three for $20.
- First prize: to be announced
- Second prize: to be announced
- Third prize: to be announced
Our visiting dignitary will be AWWA Vice President Kevin Bergschneider.
How well do you know your board of directors and committee chairs? Take part in a scavenger hunt and find out who has little-known skills and talents or unique autobiographical facts to share.
Past Chairs of the Nebraska Section AWWA will gather for breakfast on November 4th at the Sozo Restaurant at the Holiday Inn. The reservation is set for 7:00 am in the main area of the restaurant.
Several members will be recognized with honors and awards at our banquet. This year's Fuller Award winner will be named, and several long-term members will be recognized.