Water Environment Federation   American Water Works Association  

This conference is jointly hosted by the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association, in cooperation with the California Water Environment Association and the Water Research Foundation. 

The WEF/AWWA 2020 Utility Management Conference has now passed.

Water and wastewater managers and professionals gathered to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management.

Over the past 30 years, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available. Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from others in similar situations as we respond to the most pressing management issues of the day.

To view and download the technical program, click here.



Announcing the full onsite program for The WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2020!

Download the program


For more information about the technical program, click here.

We had an exciting program for this year’s conference, including:

  • 6 pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, February 25
  • 36 technical sessions, held Wednesday–Friday, February 26–28
  • Networking Reception on Wednesday, February 26
  • Social Event with Speakers on Thursday, February 27

Click here to view the Conference Brochure.


Leading into #UMC20 and held at the same location was the 2020 WEF/AWWA Young Professionals (YP) Summit, February 24–25. 

Questions? Please contact:
WEF Education and Training
[email protected]
703-684-2400 x7450



Online Registration Instructions
Utility Management Conference Registration Policies

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Conference Pricing    


Questions?  Please contact:
Registration Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-462-9420
Email: [email protected]



Hyatt Regency - Orange County

11999 Harbor Blvd.

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: (714) 750-1234

The UMC Hotel room block is SOLD OUT! 

Hyatt Regency Hotel Link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-orange-county/alica

The following are hotels near the Hyatt Regency Orange County for reservations:

Residence Inn by Marriott:  https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snaag-residence-inn-anaheim-resort-area-garden-grove/?scid=45f93f1b-bd77-45c9-8dab-83b6a417f6fe

Embassy Suites by Hilton: https://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/embassy-suites-by-hilton-anaheim-south-LAXGDES/index.html




Become a Sponsor at Utility Management 2020!


Questions about Sponsoring?  
      Sarah Evans Moretti  
      Manager, Exhibition Sales       
      phone: 703-684-2466 
      email: [email protected]   

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service


WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity and Inclusivity


Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Walter Marlowe.