The Water Efficiency and Conservation Symposium

Thank you to everyone who played a role in making our 1st Annual Water Efficiency & Conservation Symposium such a wonderful event! Our staff and Board of Directors were thrilled to host over 150 water practitioners from all over North America for three days of professional development, relationship building, and hands-on learning. 

The Symposium featured a mix of presentations, panels, and roundtables, primarily focusing on actionable research and resources and peer-to-peer learning for water efficiency and sustainability professionals. A range of topics was covered in the Symposium’s two-track program agenda, including sessions such as “Future Visions for Conservation Programs: New Development & Long-term Planning”, Water Efficiency: Exploring Equitable and Effective Solutions to Address Affordability”, and “State Perspectives on Water Conservation, Drought, & Climate Change”. Symposium materials are available here for attendees to access. 

The inaugural Symposium was a resounding success! The energy from attendees was palpable, from laughter echoing throughout Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier at the Welcome Reception on night one, the buzz of classroom sessions where participants broke into small group discussions, and heated debates taking place over Poll EV on some of the most pressing issues facing water conservation practitioners. The AWE staff and Board of Directors are hopeful that the dialogue sparked in Chicago will have positive ripple effects across North America as attendees return home with fresh ideas, new questions, and hopeful best practices to implement in their communities.

We hope you'll join us in Chicago next year for the 2024 Symposium. More details to come!



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