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    • 23 Jul 2024
    • 25 Jul 2024
    • Kennewick, Washington

           We hope you'll take the plunge and join us this summer for our Western Water Seminar in the great northwest's Tri-Cities region of Washington State.

    Our event venue, situated in the city of Kennewick, offers  the perfect setting for discussing the challenges and opportunities confronting our water sector today, as well as enjoying the area's breathtaking beauty and its many recreational opportunities during our downtime.

    So what are you waiting for – take the plunge and

    register today!

    Program at a glance

    Monday, July 22, 2024

    Washington Water Tour

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Registration opens, followed by committee meetings, opening general session, and welcome reception.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Golf, painting, and hiking activities (outlined below) kick the day off, followed by a general session, board meeting, and evening reception.

    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    Additional committee and caucus meetings will start the day, followed by a general session, lunch, another general session, and a reception and dinner.

    See the full draft event agenda here!

    Recreational Activities

    At the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers, this sun-soaked region of the Pacific Northwest offers a mix of outdoor recreation, urban charm, and historic roots, all within the Heart of Washington Wine Country.

    This year’s Western Water Seminar is providing the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities allowing you to enjoy the local flare of the community while networking with others in the water industry.  These activities include golf, painting, and hiking. Activities will take place on the morning of Wednesday, July 24. You can select the activities you would like to participate in on your registration form.

    Golf Outing

    Join your colleagues on the links of Columbia Point Golf Course.  Columbia Point Golf Course is an upscale, daily fee facility built and owned by the City of Richland. It is a challenging course for all levels of golfers and is located on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains adjacent to the Columbia River. It boasts a variety of tee boxes and measures 6,571 yards from the Championship tees.  This James J. Engh design features mounded, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens. The parkland-style course opened in 1997.

    This mini tournament will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. with the first tee time at 7:00 a.m. and consecutive tee times following.  Breakfast is included in the fee and will be available at the clubhouse at 6:30 a.m. For those that don’t have transportation, staff will be coordinating car-pools to the course. If you need to rent clubs, please contact Cameron at: 509-946-0710. Lunch will be available at the hotel beginning at 12:00 noon. Fee Includes: Greens fee, cart, range balls, and breakfast. Rental clubs fees are not included and must be paid directly to the golf venue.

    Artistic Painting

    NWRA has partnered with Art Your Way to bring a painting class to you. Instructors will bring everything you need to paint a beautiful landscape without having to leave the hotel. Whether you are an experienced painter, or this is your first time, you will have a wonderful time learning to use a brush in a relaxing environment. You will meet in the hotel ballroom at 9:00 a.m.

    Guided Hike

    If you are a nature enthusiast, this activity is for you. Join your colleagues for a morning of hiking on beautiful Badger Mountain. The Friends of Badger Mountain acquired this land as open space to protect the ridgeline's beauty before it was permanently marred by the irreversible pressures of housing and commercial construction.

    The Preserve is open to the public for muscle-powered use only. And it has quickly become one of the most popular Tri-Cities, Washington hiking trails. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the Preserve or on its trails. Hikers gain about 800 feet in elevation from base to summit; and since sagebrush is the tallest plant, a hike to the top affords spectacular vistas of the Tri-Cities and Yakima and Columbia River valleys.

    New hiking trails have been established, and revegetation and restoration of several areas have been completed. Everywhere, black and rust-colored Basalt rocks are visible; left there by ancient Ice Age Floods. Sun-loving plants thrive in the colorful earth. And in spring, wildflowers paint the landscape in vibrant blues, yellows, whites and oranges. You will meet your NWRA Hiking Guide, John Crotty in the hotel lobby for a 7:00 a.m. departure. 


    Our headquarters hotel

    The Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center, located at 1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard is in the heart of downtown Kennewick, Washington. To secure your special NWRA negotiated rate of $119 plus tax and fees for this event click the link below or call 509-783-0611 and request the NWRA Western Water Seminar rate.

     Make your lodging reservation here


    In the event you are unable to secure reservations at the headquarters hotel please try our overflow hotel the Best Western Kennewick Tri-Cities Center. To secure a room at the NWRA negotiated rate of $125 plus tax and fees, click here.


    Remember to download airline and ride share apps on your mobile device prior to leaving home to help ensure your travels are as smooth and seamless as possible!

    Our Event Sponsors

    Sponsors are a critical component of any event and we take great pride in showcasing their commitment to our success. Please be sure to introduce yourselves to each of them sometime during the conference, and extend your thanks as well! 

    - Water Titan -


    - Platinum - 


    - Silver -


    - Bronze -

    Sponsorship options for this event are listed directly on your registration form.

    • 6 Nov 2024
    • 8 Nov 2024
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

    We look forward to seeing you this fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico for our premier water industry Annual Conference and Leadership Forum.

    Details coming late this summer!


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