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PA-AWWA and PWEA 2020 KEYSTONE WATER CONFERENCE IN STATE COLLEGE, PA ON MAY 3-6, 2020…REGISTER NOW!!!…Keynote Speaker: PA DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell

*Important Statements and Up-to-Date Links on COVID-19*
The Keystone Water Conference 2020 Conference and Exhibition is scheduled to take place, as planned, May 3-6, 2020, in State College, PA. The management of both PA-AWWA and PWEA are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) outbreak and are following the guidance from worldwide, Pennsylvania and local health organizations and experts. We are fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for attendees. Click here for up-to-date information in PA .


2020 Joint Event Flyer

Very Important for PA-AWWA Members—in order to unlock member registration fees, they will need the discount code that has been set up for them. When they get to the registration screen, they should enter as a Non-Member. Then fill in the information requested on the Contact Information screen. There is a field at the bottom of that screen requesting a Member Discount Code.  They should enter the following code there. To get the PA-AWWA Membership Discount Code e-mail Patty Chila at

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Keystone Water Conference Golf Outing

Keystone Water Conference Registration Program

Keystone Water Conference Registration Form

Keystone Water Conference Workshop Details and Registration Form

Wastewater Exam Prep Workshop May 4, 2020

Keystone Water Conference Conference-at-a-Glance

Keystone Water Conference Hotel Accommodations

Keystone Water Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

View the Keystone Water Conference Sponsorship Contract


Keystone Water Conference Sponsorship Form

2020 Joint Conference & Exhibition

View the Keystone Water Conference Sponsorship Contract

Registration for exhibit space will open at 12pm on Monday, January 13th

We invite you to join us as an exhibitor and/or a sponsor at the Joint Technical Conference & Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) and the PA Section of the American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA). The Keystone Water Conference H2O20 will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA, on May 3-6, 2020.

This joint conference replaces the PWEA and the PA-AWWA Annual Conferences in 2020.  This would be a great place to get the word out about your products, equipment, and services.

In addition to booth space, we offer various Sponsorship Opportunities which can further enhance your company’s visibility during the Conference. Details can be found on the online registration pages and also in the Exhibitor Prospectus.

To qualify for member rates, at least one employee must be a member of either PWEA or PA-AWWA. When registering online, PWEA members should sign in using their user login credentials to access member booth ratesPA-AWWA members should sign in as a non-member, and then enter the PA-AWWA Member Code (provided to you by PA-AWWA) at the bottom of the Contact Information page. This code will open member booth rates for PA-AWWA members.

Interested in a specific booth? Contact Cindy Rock for availability, or for any questions you might have about the registration process, booth space, sponsorship availability, or your PWEA membership: or 570-549-2204. If you have questions about your PA-AWWA membership, contact Patty Chila: or 717-774-8870.

Before registering online for booth space, be sure to view/print a copy of the Keystone Water Conference Exhibit Hall Floor Plan so you can choose your preferred booth locations during the registration process. If you wish to register offline, download the Booth Contract.

Click the link below to view more details and to begin online registration.

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Keystone Water Conference Exhibitor Prospectus

Keystone Water Conference Tabletop Space Contract

Keystone Water Conference Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Tabletops in Break Area on First Floor

Tabletops in Break Area on Second Floor

If you are an PA-AWWA member and want to register a booth for the conference please contact Patty Chila via e-mail at for the membership code.

Conference attendee registration is scheduled to open on Monday, January 27th.

Room blocks for room reservations at the Penn Stater Hotel and Nittany Lion Inn will open on January 30th.


Patrick McDonnell Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Patrick McDonnell has served as the Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection since being nominated by Governor Tom Wolf in 2016. His career with DEP spans several decades, beginning in 1998.

Prior to becoming Secretary, McDonnell served as the department’s directory of policy. He also ran the State Energy Office, coordinating renewable energy and energy efficiency issues. McDonnell previously served as DEP’s Deputy Secretary for Administration, overseeing the agency’s budget, human resource and information technology programs. In addition, he spent over three years as executive policy manager for former Public Utility Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer, focusing on electric, natural gas and water issues.

McDonnell has served several roles with the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), including Treasurer (2018-2019) and Vice President (2019-2020) and Vice Chair of the Innovation and Productivity Committee (2019-2020).

A native of Philadelphia, McDonnell received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Lehigh University and his Bachelor’s degree from DeSales University. He lives in Harrisburg with his wife Colleen and their four children.





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