Attendee Information

2021 AWW&WEA Conference

Licensing Notice!


General Information

Sunday, May 2 , 2021
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, May 3, 2021
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, May 4, 2021
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, May 5, 2021
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.


2021 Arkansas Water Conference Spouse Program

We are thrilled to invite all spouses to the 90th Annual Arkansas Water Conference and 2021 Spouse Program. Our Spouse program offers a great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with those we already know.

More information about the 2021 Spouse program will be forthcoming.

Make plans to join in the fun at the Ted & Clara Gentry Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 05, 2021. 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.

2021 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 2021 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

Conference registration and hotel room block reservation access have been postponed until further notice as we continue to monitor the Federal, State and local rules, regulations and mandates for events this size.


Special rates and other hotel information for the 2021 Conference are listed below.

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


Host Hotel

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 31, 2021

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): $101 (plus applicable fees and taxes)
Double Rate (King or Double): $111 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Special AWW&WEA Rate good through March 31, 2021

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


Conference Hotel

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

Single Rate: $121 (plus applicable fees and taxes)
Double Rate: $131 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Special AWW&WEA Rate good through April 1, 2021

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

All guests receive Complimentary Breakfast daily


Transportation for the 2021 Arkansas Water Conference will not be provided. Ask the Front Desk or Concierge of the hotel you're staying in for more information regarding the shuttle service they offer.