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2019 Fall Conference

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Call for papersConference overviewPre-conference workshopPhotosHall layoutExhibitorsTop OpsWater-Tasting ContestBenefit Poker NightRaffleChildren's Poster ContestExam PrepDignitaryPast Chairs BreakfastAwards

Call for papers

Want to present at the Fall Conference? Respond to our call for papers! The deadline for paper submissions is June 14th.

Conference overview

The Fall Conference is a combined event of the Nebraska chapters of the 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.

Preconference workshop

Photos of the event site

Conference hall exterior

Banquet hall


Conference hall

Hall layout

(Layout forthcoming)


Top Ops

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 2019 AWWA ACE.

Cash prizes are also on the line:

Please register your team in advance!

Water-tasting contest

Is your water the best-tasting water in Nebraska? You won't know unless you submit a sample in the tasting contest.

Samples may be dropped off at the conference registration desk in the Younes Conference Center by noon on Wednesday, November 6th. Your water sample should be in a clean container (at least half a gallon) and at room temperature when dropped off for inclusion in the contest. Winners will be announced at the banquet.

The Public Information committee has hosted the water-tasting contest each year since 2009. Contact Mary Poe with any questions.

Benefit poker night

The 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.

Water for People Raffle

Children's poster contest

Exam prep

Visiting dignitary

Our visiting dignitary will be Mary Gugliuzza, who currently serves as the national AWWA Public Affairs Council Chair. Mary is the Media Relations and Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort Worth Water Department in Fort Worth, TX.

Past chairs breakfast

Past Chairs of the Nebraska Section AWWA will gather for breakfast at a time and place to be announced.