Attendee Information

2020 AWW&WEA Conference

Licensing Notice (NEW FOR 2020!)

For Full Conference Credit, you MUST provide either the last 4 digits of your SSN when you register OR (NEW) your license number(s) for any licensing agency or agencies that you wish to receive your attendance reported to. While at the conference, you MUST have your badge scanned once at each scanning period: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM and Tuesday PM to receive full attendance credit.

Any attendee who cannot scan at each period will receive partial credit for each scan according to ADH & ADEQ standards. For information on Scanning Booth Locations and Hours of Operation, please refer to the Conference Program available at this year's event.

General Information

Sunday, April 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Exhibitor Appreciation Luncheon
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM Expo 2020 (Exhibit Hall)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Opening Session & Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Meet and Greet
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Drinking Water Contest
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM YP Event at Superior Bathhouse
6:00 PM Door Prize Drawing
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Chair's Reception (by invitation only)
Monday, April 27, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Past Chairs Breakfast
(Embassy Suites)
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Registration (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM Technical Sessions
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Expo 2020 (Exhibit Hall)
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Equipment ROADeo (Arena)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Operations Challenge (Exhibit Hall)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Spouse Program Activity (Horner Hall)
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM Conference Luncheon (Exhibit Hall)
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Wastewater Awards Luncheon (Embassy Suites)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Spouse Luncheon (Horner Hall)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Technical Sessions (see Class Schedule)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Nickel Beer
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Equipment ROADeo Finals
5:30 PM Door Prize Drawing (Exhibit Hall)
Tuesday, April 38, 2020
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Lab/Pretreatment Breakfast
(Embassy Suites)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM Technical Sessions see Class Schedule)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Expo 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Spouse Contintental Breakfast (Horner Hall)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Spouse Program Activity
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM Conference Luncheon (Exhibit Hall)
11:45 AM - 1:15 pm Water Awards Luncheon (Embassy Suites)
12:00 PM Hospitality and Prize Drawing (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM Water for People & Exhibitors Contest Results
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Technical Sessions
6:30 PM Conference Banquet
and Kellogg Award Ceremony
(Arlington Hotel)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
8:00 AM Ted & Clara Gentry Memorial Golf Tournament
(Hot Springs Country Club)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AWEA Collection System Certification
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wastewater Certification Exams
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Water Certification Exams
All events at the Hot Springs Convention Center unless otherwise noted.


2020 Arkansas Water Conference Spouse Program

We are thrilled to invite all spouses to the 89th Annual Arkansas Water Conference and 2020 Spouse Program. Our Spouse program offers a great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with those we already know.

More information about the 2020 Spouse program will be forthcoming.

Make plans to join in the fun at the Ted & Clara Gentry Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. We will continue the tradition of the 4-Person Scramble tournament at the beautiful Hot Springs Country Club. Proceeds help to fund the Ted and Clara Gentry Memorial Scholarship Program.

2020 Arkansas Water Conference YP Event

More information about the YP Event at the 2020 Arkanasas Water Conference will be forthcoming.


For more information, please contact:
Brandon Haynes
City of Fort Smith
3900 Kelley Hwy.
Ft. Smith, AR 72901



This year's state contest will consist of the following five events: Maintenance, Collection System, Process Control, Laboratory, and Safety. The scores achieved in the above events will be combined to give an overall score for the competition. The team with the highest combined score will be the 2020 State Champion. State Champions are then funded to compete at October's national's competition.. Multiple teams from the same organization, and teams made up of members of differenct utilities or regions, are welcome.

Please visit for more information

For More Info on the OPS Challenge CLICK HERE!

To get an idea of how the OPS Challenge works, Watch This Video!

Join us as the winners of the State's District Drinking Water Contests come together in the overall state competition for best tasting drinking water at our annual Drinking Water Contest. This Sunday evening event will take place during the Meet and Greet so make sure you stop by to find out just which Arkansas district has the best tasting drinking water in the state!

For more information contact:
Jimmie Johnson
City of Fort Smith
3900 Kelley Hwy.
Ft. Smith, AR 72904

Hotel & Convention Center


Special rates and other hotel information for the 2020 Conference are listed below.

Please note the cut-off dates for the special AWW&WEA rates.



400 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-624-9200 or 1-800-362-2779
Fax: 501-624-3225

Single Rate: $145 (plus applicable fees and taxes)
Double Rate: $155 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Special AWW&WEA Rate good through March 25, 2020

Check-in is at 4:00 pm. Check-out is 12:00 PM.

All guests receive daily Complimentary Breakfast and Manager's Reception



Conference Hotel

239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-7771 or 1-800-643-1502
Fax: 501-623-2243

Single Rate (King Bed): $100 (plus applicable fees and taxes)
Double Rate (King or Double): $110 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Special AWW&WEA Rate good through March 25, 2020

Check-in at 3:00 PM. Check-out is 11:00 AM.


Conference Hotel - ROOM BLOCK NOT OPEN

305 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-6600 or 1-877-623-6697
Fax: 501-624-7160

Single Rate: $119 (plus applicable fees and taxes)
Double Rate: $129 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Special AWW&WEA Rate good through April 1, 2020

Check-in at 4:00 PM. Check-out is 12 PM.

All guests receive Complimentary Breakfast daily

Transportation for the 2020 Arkansas Water Conference will not be provided. Most local hotels offer a shuttle service. Ask the Front Desk or Concierge of the hotel you're staying at for more information regarding their shuttle service.