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This conference is jointly hosted by the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association in cooperation with the Florida Water Environment Association. 


Thank you for attending the WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2022. We look forward to your participation in future AWWA and WEF educational events.


Thank you for attending the WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2022. 

Please view the information below to learn more about the technical program, networking events, and other add-on events which were offered in Orlando.

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Questions? Contact: 

WEF Education and Training
[email protected] 
703-684-2400 x7450

Health and Well-being


WEF is implementing the following health and well-being protocols for participants at all 2022 in-person meetings and events. These protocols were developed based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. WEF may adjust our health and well-being protocols as necessary.

  1. Show proof of full vaccination* OR of a negative COVID-19 test result (test taken no more than 48-hours before arriving) to pick up your badge or to register onsite.

Vaccination Record Options: you can bring either a hard copy of your vaccination record or present a digital copy for verification onsite at Badge Pickup/Registration.

Acceptable COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen or Rapid Molecular (PCR) test results generated from an official medical agency/clinic are acceptable. Antibody tests are NOT acceptable.

  1. Wear a mask while attending sessions/meetings and engaging with other participants at functions (masks may be removed for eating/drinking). This is to maximize protection for each individual participant and reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19. The CDC currently recommends KN95 or N95 masks as the most effective at reducing transmission of COVID-19, when worn consistently and correctly. Learn More.

*The CDC defines fully vaccinated as:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. WEF recommends that you follow CDC guidance and stay up-to-date with your vaccines. Learn More.


Session/Meeting Capacities: expect that session and meeting room set-ups will consider moderate physical distance, which may reduce capacity. For example, seating may be limited to four or five people per round table and theater chairs may be placed with 3-feet of distance between each chair.


Employees of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (venue) are expected to wear masks when servicing Utility Management Conference related functions.

  • The hotel uses linen-less tables in most spaces. Bare tables are sanitized overnight. If table linens are used in meeting rooms, the tablecloths are changed overnight.
  • Traditional room service deliveries are not currently available. Guests can order take-out from the hotel's LakeHouse Restaurant or have the restaurant deliver the meal (boxed and bagged) for an extra fee.
  • Guests can select the level of housekeeping services they want when they check-in to the hotel.
  • Learn about Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.


Nearby COVID-19 Testing Locations:


View coronavirus information and updates from The City of Orlando.


Federal government resources to assist you with travel and health concerns:

If you are traveling from outside of the continental U.S., review and note the requirements and restrictions that may impact your plans:


Registration for the Utility Management Conference is now closed!

If you have questions, please contact a WEF Registration team member. 
[email protected]




Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

1 Grand Cypress Blvd

Orlando, FL 32836 USA

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress sits on 1,500 lush acres with a private lake and a unique lagoon-style pool. Recharge in thoughtfully appointed accommodations featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable bedding. Amenities include a 24-hour StayFit Fitness Center, jogging/nature trails, three dining outlets, and on-property FedEx Business Center.  

Group Rate (nightly): US$ 235.00 + Occupancy Fees/Taxes 

SOLD OUT! Accommodation through the official conference room block at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is no longer available as of January 24, 2022.


Hotels near the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

The following list is a convenient reference for registrants in need of accommodation. WEF and AWWA do not guarantee availability or rates at these hotels, nor does appearing on this list constitute an endorsement by WEF or AWWA. Guests of these hotels are responsible for transportation to/from the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to participate in WEF/AWWA Young Professionals Summit and/or Utility Management Conference activities.


Candlewood Suites Lake Buena Vista

12341 Winter Garden Vineland Road | 0.6 mile from the Hyatt Regency


Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre

8501 Palm Parkway | 0.7 mile from the Hyatt Regency


Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

12490 S. Apopka Vineland Road | 0.5 mile from Hyatt Regency


Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort

8100 Lake Street | 1.5 miles from Hyatt Regency


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lake Buena Vista

12191 S. Apopka Vineland Road | 0.7 mile from Hyatt Regency


Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista

8150 Palm Parkway | 1.2 miles from the Hyatt Regency


Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista

8688 Palm Parkway | 0.7 mile from Hyatt Regency




Become a Sponsor at Utility Management 2022!

Questions about sponsoring? Please contact:
Nic Christy
Director, Global Advertising
[email protected]
+44 7899.927.926

Continuing Education

WEF provides an easy way for conference participants to receive continuing education (CE) credits through reliable credit tracking, anytime access to CE credit documentation and archived record keeping for state reporting. 

         To access Continuing Education (CE) credits for UMC 2022, click the button below:

UMC 2022 CE Credits

For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. state licensing boards. WEF maintains Provider Status with several state engineering boards, including the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

For Professional Operators: WEF is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with many state operator licensing boards for WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2022, including: CA, CO, FL, GA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

If you are a licensed Operator from a state that is not represented in this list above – Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

States’ licensing boards encourage licensees to familiarize themselves with credit policies and requirements, and to verify which events are approved or accepted in their state(s).


These details apply to the WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2022 – for more information regarding WEF’s CE Credit Program please visit the WEF Education homepage.


 CE Credit program homepage

     Questions about CE credits at WEF events?  Contact us at [email protected] and 1-800-666-0206.