Meetings & Events
2023 PNCWA/WRPNW Conference
Join us in Tacoma for our 2023 conference!
WateReuse Pacific Northwest (WR-PNW) is excited to share that we will be continuing our partnership with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) for the third consecutive year to bring our members a 2023 technical program that will focus not only on clean water, but sustainable approaches to reuse as one of many One Water solutions. This collaborative teaming provides opportunities for networking and involvement to catalyze a sound future for water in the Pacific Northwest.
WR-PNW will proudly present a technical program track that centers on reuse at this year’s PNCWA conference, held at the Tacoma Convention Center from September 10-13, 2023. Our program will benefit our members by providing valuable educational opportunities, advance ongoing innovation in our field, and showcase industry collaboration. Please join us to engage in our common vision to advance regional water reuse!
Stay tuned! Program announcements will be made soon, and registration will go live this summer! For more details on the PNCWA conference, visit the website.
Water Reuse Pacific Northwest Award for Excellence
The WateReuse Association’s annual Awards for Excellence recognize individuals and projects that have made significant contributions to support greater water reuse adoption. Award recipients exhibit leadership in advancing education, advocacy, technology, and management of water resources, showcasing innovative approaches that others can follow to build resilient communities through water recycling.
This year, the Pacific Northwest Section will recognize utilities and local government entities that ensure a safe, reliable, locally controlled water supply through the development of water recycling treatment facilities, infrastructure and/or other water reuse projects. Awardee(s) in this category showcase exemplary water reuse projects, systems, and/or facilities that demonstrate the value of water reuse to the communities they serve. The award will be given at the 2023 PNCWA Conference in Tacoma, WA. You do not have to be present to receive the award; however, participation in the conference is encouraged. The awardee will be notified at least one month before the conference.
To submit a nomination, please complete the application by July 14.
Nominations will be evaluated and scored equally across the following categories:
- Technical Innovation
- Policy Innovation
- Community Benefits
- Environmental Benefits
- Regional Leadership
Thank you for helping us celebrate our regional water reuse champions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
Having trouble? Please reach out to Susan Schlangen at email@example.com to provide nominating submissions via email.
10:00 am PT | 1 pm ET (1 hour)
WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49
Across the country, more and more communities are exploring reuse as part of a larger water management strategy. But even the best public projects live and die by community acceptance, and history has shown this is doubly true for water reuse projects. Community engagement is a vital element to designing and launching plans that will create lasting impact. Community engagement is not, however, a one-size-fits-all endeavor. What motivates communities in Seattle will not be the same as Boise, or rural Oregon. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of localizing a communications and engagement strategy to reflect the values, culture and drivers of each specific community. We will look at two Pacific Northwest case studies from Boise and the WateReuse Oregon Subcommittee that demonstrate effective, local engagement approaches.
Holly Tichenor, Management Consulting National Practice Leader, Brown and Caldwell, WateReuse PNW Board President
- Natalie Monro, Communications Coordinator, City of Bellingham, WateReuse PNW Board VP
- Haley Falconer, Environmental Division Senior Manager, City of Boise
- Jared Kinnear, Reuse Program Manager, Clean Water Services
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Meetings of the Board of Trustees
All members are invited to participate in meetings of the Board of Trustees. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month via conference call.
Pacific Northwest WateReuse utilizes GoogleGroups to manage distribution lists and meeting invitations. Please contact Matt Shroll (firstname.lastname@example.org).