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."

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.

Preconference Workshop Proposals are Being Accepted

Preconference workshop proposals are accepted from PNCWA Committees and from other interested parties including Consultants, Manufactures, and Municipalities and agencies. In all cases, a PNCWA Committee must have agreed to sponsor the proposed workshop. Workshop proposals are due March 1.

Proposal Requirements
To assist you in preparing your proposal: If you have not already, please download the "Guidance for Submitting your workshop Proposal" at

See the "Precon Workshop Proposals" menu item at right.

  1. If your proposal is not complete, it cannot be considered. Please read the separate Workshop Guidelines document before beginning your proposal and review it again before submitting your proposal.
  2. It is PNCWA’s policy in planning training and events to provide a balanced forum and approach in selecting speakers for a workshop. In planning your workshop is it understood that one firm will not dominate the speakers list and that a reasonable effort will be made to be inclusive in identifying possible speakers.
  3. It is very important that any budget being requested for speaker travel or associated cost is clearly identified in this proposal. Including it now is the only way your request can be considered—in the normal review process by the Conference Committee. Please see the budget guidelines in the Workshop Guidelines document before submitting.
  4. The online proposal form can save all your data, whenever you are working on it. You may return to it as many times as you need.
  5. Complete your Preconference Workshop Proposal by submitting this online form by 5:00 pm March 1, 2016.
  6. If you have not already, please download the "Guidance for Submitting your workshop Proposal" at

See the "Precon Workshop Proposals" menu item at right.


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