UWI Conferences

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UWI Water Conferences

The Urban Water Institute (UWI) hosts two water conferences each year. The UWI Spring Conference is typically held in Palm Springs, California in mid to late-February. The UWI Annual Conference is typically held in San Diego, California in mid to late-August. 

Both the Spring and Annual Water Conferences are three-day events featuring an impressive array of dynamic speakers and water management experts. Past speakers including top government officials, respected water consultants, pioneering water academics, water-related nonprofits, and other subject matter experts. 

UWI strives to present thought-provoking and sometimes controversial panels involving speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. Many of our guest speakers are figures you won't find at typical water conferences!

2024 Annual Conference

Conference Registration

Conference registration is available to both UWI members and non-members via our new online registration system. To register online, you will first need to enter your e-mail address and create a password. This will provide you with a user account that enables you to easily access registration information, invoices and receipts.  Please use the link below to  register for the upcoming UWI Conference.

Conference Registration

Note: A print and mail registration form is also available if you are unable to complete the online registration form. Please contact us to request the form.

2024 Conference Dates & Locations

The UWI 2024 Spring and Annual Conference dates are as follows:

  • 2024 Spring Conference: February 21-23, 2024 @ Hilton Palm Springs, Palm Springs
  • 2024 Annual Conference: August 21-23, 2024 @ Paradise Point Resort, San Diego

A limited number of discounted hotel room rates at the conference venues are available to attendees.

Who Attends UWI Conferences

UWI Conferences bring together elite water leaders from throughout California representing public, private, nonprofit and academic organizations. 

Attendees return year-after-year for our top-tier conference programs and well as elite networking and business development opportunities with California's water leaders and top decision makers. The first two days of the conference typically conclude with a hosted cocktail reception where attendees can forge new relationships and reconnect with longtime water industry colleagues/friends.

Conference Program Information

The conference programs are developed in collaboration with our Board of Directors as well as conference attendee feedback/suggestions. The draft conference programs are posted to each conference's event page, where they are updated frequently as speakers are confirmed.

If you have suggestions for conference topics or speakers, please contact us! We strive to present a diverse range of speakers/perspectives and we are always on the lookout for new ideas.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities are available for our 2024 Conference events. Please visit our Sponsorship page for more information.