AC20 is Postponed to Oct 27-30 in Reno


This afternoon, Friday, March 13th, the board of directors and executive committee of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) made the necessary decision to postpone the organization’s Annual Conference, slated for Reno, NV, March 31-April 3, 2020, based on direction from California Governor Gavin Newsom to suspend large public gatherings during this public health emergency.

CWEA’s AC20 is rescheduled for October 27-30, 2020, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV. 

We’d like to thank the CWEA volunteers who worked tirelessly to create an amazing Annual Conference, and we will leverage their hard work as we reconfirm speakers, topics, and events for the conference in October.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will be canceled for those who booked within the CWEA room block. When your reservation in the block is cancelled, the hotel will email a notice and issue refunds if a credit card was charged.

Reservations made outside of the room block via other reservation vehicles (, Travelocity, etc), must be cancelled by you directly by contacting the online travel agent used for booking.

As we make arrangements with the hotel for AC20, October 27-30, 2020, a new hotel reservation link will be communicated to you via email and the CWEA website. In addition, if the hotel has your email on file, the Atlantis will email a link to make your new room reservation.

Attendee Registration

Your registration will automatically transfer to the rescheduled AC20, October 27-30, 2020. There is no need to re-register. Registration on MyCWEA will temporarily close and we will notify members when registration re-opens.

If you do require a refund or would like to substitute someone, please send an email requesting refund/substitution instructions to [email protected].

Exhibitor Info

Exhibitor reservations will transfer automatically to the new dates. The exhibit hall floorplan will stay the same and you will keep the same booth number(s).  If you can no longer exhibit with us and require a refund, please contact:

Christine Carchia, CWEA
O: 510.746.7415
M: 415.595.4495
E: [email protected]

Technical Program/Presenters

We anticipate having the same technical program – we will contact presenters to confirm your availability to present on the rescheduled dates of October 27-30.


The Board’s Membership and External Relations Committee will meet soon to decide how to honor this year’s award-winning members and agencies. More info coming soon.

The CWEA Board and staff place the health and safety of our members, attendees and staff as our first priority, and we hope this situation passes quickly and hope that by taking this step to postpone we are contributing to protecting public health.

We’ve gathered coronavirus (COVID-19) advisories from the CDC, OSHA, WEF and others on the CWEA Water News site if you’d like to review those.

Stay safe, and we’ll see you later this year in Reno!


Kevin Calderwood


Jenn Jones, CAE

Executive Director/CEO

Important Reminder

Please don’t forget to cancel your airline reservations as well.