PNCWA Leadership Development Committee offering Public Speaking Workshop

"Effective Communication Through Public Speaking" .6 ww CEUs, w CEUs requested. $95 members, $145 nonmembers (lunch included.) May 12 Tacoma WA; May 13 Spokane WA; May 14 Nampa, ID; May 15 Tigard, OR. Register online now.

The workshop will be offered multiple times, in four locations in three states by Doug Berschauer, CH2M HILL Keynote Speaker/Coach; and Ron Moeller, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, PNCWA Leadership Development Committee Chairperson.

"Effective communication skills are essential for success in life, and public speaking is a primary way to communicate knowledge and express ideas to others. This is especially true in the workplace. Whether you are a student, consultant, manager, regulator, or an operator, chances are that you will be called upon to speak in public to get certain tasks accomplished.

Yet public speaking is a common source of stress for many, and it continues to lead the list of America's most common fears. How can you communicate effectively when speaking to both large and small groups? What tools can you use to speak confidently and motivate your audience?

Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will be discussed, and tips on how to communicate verbally, vocally, and visually will be shared. Included will be a discussion on how you can enhance your credibility when speaking publicly, along with keys to maintaining poise and being conversational.

Learn more and/or register now....


2014 PNCWA Environmental Scholarship application forms available and deadline extended to May 31.

2014 will continue the tradition of awarding $4,500 in scholarships per year with emphasis on PNCWA members, 2 year degrees, and 4 year degrees.

Application forms must be submitted by May 31. Find out more here.


New Sponsorship Program

Call or email Michael Rainey at 208-455-8381, or, to secure your sponsorship.

Download the complete press release on Sponsorships

PNCWA announces new Sponsorship and Conference Options, and some of the exciting changes include:

  • Priority exhibit booth options for vendors / manufacturers at the annual conference
  • Greatly increased value for year round Tertiary, Secondary, or Primary sponsorships
  • Opportunities to provide educational materials for Sessions during PNCWA2014
  • Introduction of a PNCWA2014 TV channel


  • Sponsorship signup will be open April 21 online
  • Sponsors whose benefits include priority booth placement and who exercise that option by May 2 will have booths assigned before general exhibit booth signup is opened.
  • General exhibit booth signup will open May 12. All exhibit booth signups will be made online, and up to eight booths may be reserved/purchased at a time. For blocks of more than eight, contact Michael Rainey.
  • Exhibit booth registration includes registration for the Technical Program for up to two individuals.

Major changes:

  • Exhibit booth pricing becomes tiered, based on location (Premier and Regular)
  • Conference Champion pricing still provides the broad conference coverage concept but it is now included in both Tertiary and Secondary year round sponsorships.
  • More standardized conference a la carte event sponsorship pricing is in effect—all $600, except Opening Session at $800.
  • Sponsor logo on conference T-shirts (which will be given as a gift to all PNCWA2014 attendees) is included for Tertiary and Secondary sponsors only (not available a la carte).
  • Conference Champion and Primary (year round) Sponsorships are both priced at the same point, but the Conference Champion sponsorship gives broad logo coverage (banners at conference and conference registration page) and is aimed at maximizing value for Consultants, while Primary Sponsorship (year round) gives exhibit booth options and concentrated PNCWA2014 Technical Session exposure for Manufacturers and Representatives (where they are invited to provide educational materials for Session attendees), plus WEFTEC14 PNCWA reception coverage.
  • Website homepage is include with all Tertiary and Secondary Sponsorships.

WEFTEC Reception

The PNCWA WEFTEC reception remains valued at $600 and is included with Tertiary and Primary Sponsorships, or a la carte. It is included with Primary since the Primary Sponsorship is a best value for Manufacturers and Representatives who might prefer to bundle PNCWA2014 booth blocks  and Technical Session concentration with PNCWA activities at WEFTEC14.

Individual attendee recognition at PNCWA2014

Conference Ribbons for individual attendees will go to everyone preregistered for PNCWA2014 from organizations that are Tertiary, Secondary or Primary Sponsors, as well as Conference Champions. Since Tertiary and Secondary Sponsors also are automatically Conference Champions, attendees will receive ribbons for both levels.

Download the complete press release on Sponsorships





The Water Environment Federation and PNCWA are committed to spreading the word about the value and importance of water.  WATER’S WORTH IT, a new campaign from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. We encourage you to learn more about this exciting new effort and how you can help WEF be a voice for water. Learn more....



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Upcoming Webinars and topics in development for this year:

WEF Webcast: Asset Management State of the Practice: A Focus on Strengths

WEF Webcast: Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching it from all Sides

WEF Webcast: Odor Control 101: Successful Strategies, Innovations, and Technologies

WEF Webcast: Wastewater Treatment Modeling 101

WEF Webcast: Water Innovation Showcase Partners Series

PNCWA Webinar: PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)


WEF Webcast: Force Main Condition Assessment Series

WEF Webcast: Linking Stormwater BMP Performance to Receiving Water Protection: Improving Selection and Design



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