Call for Abstracts is Closed

Innovative Technology Track added for PNCWA2017

Learn about the new Innovative Technology track at PNCWA2017. Manufacturers, Reps and their collaborators are encouraged to submit:

  • Case studies or pilot projects featuring the use of new technology
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences related to innovation
  • Collaborative work that includes utilities, vendors, consultants and regulators

Those interested in submitting should use the regular abstract submission system (right), and once logged in, choose the "Submit an abstract for the Innovative Technology Track."

Notification of selections will occur in early May 2017.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


Please join us for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) conference in Vancouver, Washington October 22–25, 2017. This annual conference is the region’s largest water quality educational event and is the place to share innovative solutions, learn from the work of others, and network with hundreds of your colleagues.

Our technical program committee is excited to accept abstracts to fill this year’s technical sessions. Presenting at PNCWA allows you to share your knowledge with others and gain exposure to your work. The PNCWA2017 conference focus is Equity and Social Justice and the conference committee is especially interested in efforts designed to integrate these concepts into water quality projects and programs. In addition to the main theme, the committee would like to develop content that focuses on operator ingenuity including creative ideas for cost savings, safety improvements, and innovative process improvements.

Other areas for which we are seeking abstracts include:

  • Plant Operations and Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency and Recovery
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment
  • Nutrient Removal and Recovery
  • Regulatory Issues and TMDL Trading
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Sustainability
  • Resiliency
  • Residuals/Biosolids
  • Odor Control
  • Innovative Approaches
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Conveyance
  • Wet Weather Issues
  • Stormwater
  • Water Reuse
  • Industrial Treatment/Pretreatment
  • Utility Management
  • Partnering and Project Delivery
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Research
  • Climate Science
  • Leadership and Mentoring
  • Case studies or pilot projects featuring the use of new technology
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences related to innovation
  • Collaborative work that includes utilities, vendors, consultants and regulators

If you have an interesting subject that does not readily fit into the program topics please submit it anyway.

Please consider the following requests when submitting your abstracts for consideration:

  • Limit abstracts to 300 words.
  • Include a brief resume of all presenters (not all authors).
  • Be concise in the abstract titles – 75 to 90 characters recommended.
  • Use regular upper/lower case throughout. Do not use all caps, etc.
  • Notification of selections will occur in early May.
  • Selected speakers are required to develop the abstract into 35-minute presentations and expect 5-10 minutes of Q&A.
  • Electronic copies of accepted presentations will be collected at the conference.
  • Presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay all applicable registration and preparation fees.
  • Less than 2/3 of the submitted abstracts are selected for the program.   

We look forward to receiving and considering your abstract. If you have any questions please contact Mike Rainey at program@pncwa.org or me at Corinne.DeLeon@seattle.gov

Corinne DeLeon, P.E., Seattle Public Utilities
PNCWA2017 Technical Program Chair

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 Watch an 8 minute presentation on best practices for submitting an abstract: Abstract Best Practices