2020 AWRA-WA State Conference (Virtual Event)

  • 06 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


Registration is closed


When: OCTOBER 6th, 2020

Location: To protect the safety of everyone, this year's conference will be held virtually!  We will be using Zoom to present the sessions, as well as Whova to provide an opportunity to interact with our sponsors and view the conference program.  If you have already registered, you should have received an email with logistical information.  If you have any urgent issues, please email us.

Access the program here!

Conference Theme: This year’s theme, “The Challenges of Change: How Washington is Responding to Interdisciplinary Changes to Water Resources”, will highlight recent and ongoing changes to water supply and water quality, and the market, technological, regulatory, and legislative responses to those changes. This year’s conference will present interdisciplinary perspectives on and approaches to changes in water resources, including municipal, agricultural, environmental, and energy-related perspectives.  

Tony Willardson from the Western States Water Council will present the keynote address, sharing his insights on the role of resiliency in managing water resources.  Session 1 will provide an overview of how Washington water quality, regional water use and demand, and hydrology have changed over time, and the changes that are expected to occur in the future.  Session 2 will focus on how markets are responding to changes in water resources, supply, and quality, and will identify market solutions that can be used to adapt to those changes.  This session will feature speakers from municipal, agricultural, hydropower, and environmental perspectives on market solutions.  Session 3 will discuss technological responses and solutions that can be implemented to adapt to changes in water resources, supply, and quality.  This session will feature speakers who will discuss technology being implemented in the municipal, agricultural, and fish conservation contexts.  Session 4 will provide a panel discussion on the role of policy, regulations, and legislation in preparing for, adapting, and prompting change in water supply, water quality, and water use.

Conference Schedule:
The Zoom portion of the conference will begin at 8 AM, but feel free to use Whova to interact with our sponsors and other attendees before then!


Welcome by Conference Chairs

Jenna Mandell-Rice, Van Ness Feldman

Tom Ring


Keynote Address

Speaker: Tony Willardson


Session 1: Changes to Water Quality, Supply, Use, and Management

Host: Carrie Sessions


Tom Ring

Mindy Roberts

Gretchen Greene

Rachael Paschal Osborn


Virtual Networking Break


Session 2: Market Solutions and Responses to Change

Host: Carrie Sessions


Richael Young

Greg McLaughlin

Doug Quinn

Mitchell Kunstell


Lunch (on your own)/Virtual Networking Break


State of AWRA-WA Section and Outstanding Service Award


Session 3: Technological Solutions and Responses to Changes

Host: Carrie Sessions


Randy Reber

Dr. Thomas Quinn

Armin Munevar

Tracy Tackett


Virtual Networking Break


Session 4: Policy Solutions and Responses to Change

Moderator: Adam Gravley


Senator Judy Warnick

Maia Bellon

Brady Kent

Arden Thomas


Closing Remarks

Register before 9/18 to get our best deal!

 Membership Level
Student/Recent Graduate, Eligible Sponsored Attendee
Early Bird Registration (before 9/18)
Standard Registration (after 9/18)

And remember, your paid conference registration also earns you a membership to AWRA-WA for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 (a $35 value)!

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