By: Jenna Mariano, Business Development Manager
This year’s Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) Annual Conference & Exhibition was held on September 8-11 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. PNCWA is one of 75 global Member Associations that collectively form a federation of like-purpose organizations called the Water Environment Federation (WEF). This year’s conference had over 1,000 attendees and 134 exhibitors from all over the Pacific Northwest. There were multiple tracks in the technical sessions that highlighted different areas of the water industry. For example, the Utility Management Committee had fantastic and engaging discussions on the impact of water conservation and climate change on wastewater treatment and utilities. There were also great sessions from the Leadership, Social Equity, and Workforce Development Committee. I specifically enjoyed the session on team building and the Five P’s of Leadership (Problem, Person, People, Process, and Purpose). Overall, this was a very successful conference with a great attendance from both the public and private sector of the water industry. I look forward to attending future conferences.
Link to conference website: https://pcwm.memberclicks.net/