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Invite from the Chair: 2023 P3S Conference Heading to Beautiful Monterey, Jan 30- Feb 1

Join fellow members at the 2023 Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater Conference

P3S23 Conference Webpage

A Message from the P3S Committee Chair

I am excited to invite you, your colleagues, friends, and fellow water professionals to the 2023 Annual Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater (P3S) Conference in beautiful Monterey!

While attending the recent P3S conference in Long Beach, everyone I spoke to expressed happiness with the ability to finally be able to meet in-person again. Being newer to the field, I really appreciate the experiences that this conference offers. I had such a great time making new connections and listening to people describe ways in which we can continue to facilitate an environment with clean water.

My time with CWEA and the P3S community has taught me that these collaborative discussions are invaluable to maintaining our excellence as water professionals.

With professional excellence as our goal, we have chosen our 2023 conference theme to be “The Next 50 Years: Imagining the Future of Clean Water.”

In 2022, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. For 2023, I pose an important question to all of you: What do you believe are the clean water challenges for the next 50 years?

Whether it’s addressing PFAS, microplastics, pyrethroids, antibiotics, or hormones, we are the leaders of California’s P3S community. It is up to us to develop, run, and maintain the inspection programs, treatment plants, public outreach campaigns, and spill mitigation programs to address these emerging pollutants and ensure environmental health.

While the list of new pollutants may seem never ending, it is our endurance and unwavering commitment to clean water that drives us forward. The P3S community will rise to these challenges, and we will do it as a team.

I encourage you to attend the 2023 P3S Conference in Monterey on January 30th-February 1st.

Your participation will facilitate your own advancement of knowledge and will allow others the opportunity to learn from you. Your role within the P3S community is an important one: you are someone who champions a cleaner water environment.

We look forward to seeing you in Monterey!

Best Regards,

William Edwards

CWEA P3S Committee Chair
City of Vacaville, Environmental Compliance Inspector