From The Editor | April 13, 2020

ACE 2020, Other Water Events Fall Victim To COVID-19


By Kevin Westerling,


As the world hunkers down in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, it's no surprise — and indeed vital for the cause — to see events and gatherings of all types get postponed or canceled. The water/wastewater industry is adhering to our collective social-distancing duty by calling off or rescheduling the following conferences, expositions, and meetings.

If you know of an event not listed here, please contact me at and it will get added to this list and/or future notifications. None of us know how long this pandemic will persist, so schedules — and all of us — will need to adjust accordingly.

The following upcoming events have been CANCELED:

  • NACWA Strategic Communications: H2O Workshop | June 1 – 2 in Milwaukee, WI
  • Collection Systems Conference | June 3 – 4 in El Paso, TX
  • AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) | June 14 – 17 in Orlando, FL
  • CORROSION 2020 | June 14 – 18 in Houston, TX
  • Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference | June 15 –18 in Winnipeg, MB
  • Water Leaders Summit | June 24 – 25 in Milwaukee, WI (Updates available through mailing list)
  • Transformative Issues Symposium on Communications | August 17 – 19 in Cincinnati, OH
  • WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, NV

RESCHEDULED events (new date shown):