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2020 IWEA Scholarship Fundraiser

IWEA's Golf Outing and Annual Conference Gift Basket Raffle raiser over $4000 each year for scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to college students planning water environment careers.

This year, amid shelter in place orders and concerns for community health, IWEA made the difficult decision to cancel both our Golf Outing and the Annual Conference. Please consider helping our organization to support students by contributing to our on-line fundraiser.

There is no set contribution amount and any amount would be appreciated. All corporate and individual sponsors will be acknowledged on our website, in our newsletter, and in a unique e-blast. Please use the link below to access more information and/or to contribute.



IWPC 2020 Rescheduled for April 19 - 21, 2021
Springfield Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

Based on public health recommendations to limit large gatherings, we have decided to cancel IWPC 2020.  This was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the best way to protect the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. Given the speculative nature of when this crisis may be over, and the domino effect on everyones schedules, IWPC 2020 will not be rescheduled. Next years IWPC 2021 (April 19-21, 2021) was already on the books with planning set to start in August 2020, a mere four months away.

IWPC 2020 was on track to be Illinois best water resource and recovery conference and we will do everything we can to provide the same valuable conference next year! We want to thank all our exhibitors and attendees for their continued patience and support as we work through transitioning to the 2021 conference.

We will provide more information as it becomes available but initial answers can be found by clicking the link below. As arrangements are still a work in progress, we expect quite a few inquiries. Your patience is appreciated as we try to respond as quickly as possible. Please understand that it may take some time to solidify the necessary details so we can respond with the most up-to-date information.


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2020/2021 Committee Meeting Schedule

June 26, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge

September 11, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge
December 4, 2020
Board & Chairperson Mtg.
Starved Rock Lodge

April 19, 2021
Annual Business Meeting
Springfield Crowne Plaza

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Upcoming Events

LIFT Innovative Technologies Tour

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Jul 16, 2020

Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District Facility

Yorkville, IL

Nutrient Removal & Recovery Workshop

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Aug 26, 2020

Medinah Shriners

Addison, IL


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Oct 3, 2020

Moreal Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

Collection Systems Seminar

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Nov 4, 2020

Embassy Suites

Naperville, IL

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