On-line registration is now closed.

Conference passes are still available. Please register on-site.

Registration questions? Please visit the REGISTRATION DESK on the first floor of the Sacramento Convention Center near the exhibit hall entrance.

Registration forms


Registration Instructions

Before you register one or more persons online, please read all instructions and make sure you have decided on the number of lunches, tours, etc. You will need your online CWEA password or the ability to do a group registration for all those you are registering. Discrepancies may result in delays when you pick up your registration materials at the conference. All conference attendees, including speakers and exhibitors, are required to register.

Early Bird Registration entitles you to a reduced conference registration rate, and your entire registration package will be prepared and ready for you to pick up when you arrive at the Conference Registration Desk. By registering early, you will avoid the wait time that is necessary for all on-site registrations and you or your employer will save money.

Early Bird Registration must be accompanied with the appropriate fee in order to be processed.

Membership will be verified. Only CWEA, WEF, or CA-NV AWWA membership qualifies for member-discounted rate. The additional cost of the non-member registration rate will be applied toward one year of CWEA membership. To ensure accuracy read all instructions prior to filling out the Registration Form online and all other necessary forms.

Retired Members are eligible for a special registration rate of $320. CWEA Bylaws state that a retired member is any person retired from and not currently affiliated professionally or technically with the water quality field. Retired members are asked to submit a registration form by mail, fax or email.

Full-time students are eligible for free registration and includes the Thursday lunch in the Exhibit Hall. This special registration rate does not include extra fee-based meals, technical tours or special events but can be purchased separately. This registration type is not available online since students must provide verification of current enrollment (9 or more units per semester) to receive this special registration rate.

Spouse/Guest Registration includes participation in the Ice Breaker Reception on Tuesday night, entrance into the Exhibit Hall on both days, a drink ticket for each of the Exhibit Hall receptions and Thursday lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

Since you must be registered for the conference as an attendee to earn contact hours, spouses/guests are not eligible for contact hours.

Exhibitor booth registrations include entry into the following events at no extra cost: Tuesday Icebreaker Reception, the Wednesday morning Opening General Session and any social events on the Exhibit Floor.

Any exhibitors wishing to participate in a fee-based event or meal must register and pay online or through a completed conference registration form. Additionally any guests or spouses of exhibitors must also register using the conference registration form.

Please pick up your badge at the Exhibitor Registration Desk open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information on exhibits, please contact Christine Carchia at or 510-746-7415.

Full time employees of academic institutions are eligible for our discounted Regulators and Academics registration fee. Full time employees of Federal or State regulatory agencies are also eligible for the discounted rate. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact Member Services for assistance.

Registration for these activities should be made with your conference registration online or by mailing, emailing or faxing your registration form with payment. Registration for the Golf Tournament will close at 5 pm on Monday, April 9th

Your email confirmation will include a link to the additional waiver and info form required to participate in these events. If you are registering for these by personal check and the registration is paid by your agency, please enclose all payments together. This will allow us to better coordinate all of your activities and process a complete registration packet for you.

If you are interested in participating as a Student, Young Professional or seasoned professional, please make the SYP event selections on your registration form. More information can be found on page 36 of the brochure.

Please indicate which conference meals you and your spouse/ guest will be attending by checking the appropriate box online or on the Conference Registration Form. Note the number attending plus the cost in the space provided.

Written cancellation notice is required and must be received at least 30 days prior to the conference date. A 25% service fee shall be retained on all cancellations.

No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the conference. Please send a replacement if you are not able to attend.

The CWEA Registration Desk will be located at the Sheraton on Tuesday and the Sacramento Convention Center on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Registration hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 17 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Payment can be made by check or money order payable to: CWEA 2018 Annual Conference. Credit card payments are also accepted using the enclosed registration form or through CWEA’s secure website. Early Bird Registration MUST be post-marked by March 2, 2018. Those who submit payments with an Early Bird Registration fee after March 2, 2018, will be billed for the difference. All fees for conference registration shall be paid in full at the time of Early Bird Registration or onsite registration.

Full payment may be made by credit card, personal check, or company/ agency check. Purchase orders are also acceptable. Registrations received by CWEA without full payment or purchase order will not be processed. You must be registered for the conference as an attendee to receive contact hours.

CWEA and its Board members and volunteers are not responsible for the actions of speakers or the content of their papers, and no endorsement is implied or given of any persons or their philosophies, ideas or statements; nor of any products or processes; nor of any organizations or companies who volunteer to serve as speakers at the conference or exhibitors who purchase display space in the exhibit hall.