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2016 Fall Conference

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Call for papersConference overviewPre-conference workshopPhotosHall layoutLarge equipmentExhibitorsTop OpsBackflow ChallengeMeter MadnessWater-Tasting ContestBenefit Poker NightRaffleChildren's Poster ContestDignitaryScavenger HuntPast Chairs BreakfastAwards

Call for papers

The deadline for paper submissions was May 31st.

Conference overview

The Fall Conference is a combined event of the Nebraska chapters of the American Public Works Association (APWA), Water Environment Association (WEA), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).

The conference returns this year to the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
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Preconference workshop

A preconference workshop, "Managing Water Resources: System Losses, Auditing, Conservation, and Drought Preparedness", will be held on November 1, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm. The workshop will be offered as a complimentary training opportunity to operators, but registration is requested. This workshop will help you address your systemís drought vulnerability, establish an effective water loss control program, and reduce water usage to conserve resources and reduce operating costs.

Photos of the event site

Conference hall exterior

Banquet hall


Conference hall

Hall layout

(Layout forthcoming)

Large equipment

The Fall Conference venue allows for large equipment to be displayed. Several large booths (20' wide by 8' deep) are available for vendors who wish to exhibit large equipment.


Exhibitors and sponsors are invited to participate in and support this year's Fall Conference.

Top Ops

The Top Ops contest will again challenge participants with a wide range of questions about water treatment and distribution. The winners will go on to represent the Nebraska Section at the 2017 AWWA ACE.

Cash prizes are also on the line:

Backflow Challenge

Rich Koenig will host the Backflow Challenge and Ultimate Backflow Challenge.

Meter Madness

"Meter Madness" returns, open to any operator or utility member willing to give it a try.

Water-tasting contest

The Public Information committee will host a water-tasting contest, as it has done each year since 2009.

Benefit poker night

The Young Professionals committee will host a poker tournament. All conference attendees are invited to participate and help support Water for People. This has been a wonderful event over the last few years and we want to keep the positive momentum going.

Water for People Raffle

The Water For People committee is conducting a benefit raffle. Tickets are $10 each, or three for $20.

Children's poster contest

Visiting dignitary

Our visiting dignitary will be AWWA Vice President Kevin Bergschneider.

Scavenger hunt

How well do you know your board of directors and committee chairs? Take part in a scavenger hunt and find out who has little-known skills and talents or unique autobiographical facts to share.

Past chairs breakfast

Past Chairs of the Nebraska Section AWWA will gather for breakfast on November 4th at the Sozo Restaurant at the Holiday Inn. The reservation is set for 7:00 am in the main area of the restaurant.


Several members will be recognized with honors and awards at our banquet. This year's Fuller Award winner will be named, and several long-term members will be recognized.