2013 Annual Conference
NMRWA's Annual Conference is the event for water and wastewater professionals in New MexicoTake advantage of a golden opportunity to learn about new industry trends, services, and products. No other event in New Mexico offers attendees and exhibitors the possibility to talk with all types of water professionals, system board members, state agency representatives, and legislators all together in one location. Be a part of the largest, best grassroots water organization in New Mexico and register today!
Full conference registration includes access to all classes, the Exhibit Hall, and one ticket to each meal event. Single day registrations do not include meal tickets. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for guests.
How To Register
Online: Register online and pay with your credit card, check or request an invoice. Place a secure transaction with no extra fees.
Online sales end Friday, March 30 at 3:00 pm. After this time please register onsite - we accept credit cards, checks, cash and purchase orders.
Mail, Fax or Phone: You may register by using the form below, or by calling the office at 1-800-819-9893. Please complete one form for each conference attendee.
Onsite: Register onsite and pay with your credit card, check or cash.
3 Ways to Save $$
Members - register by March 1 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing
System members under 100 service connections also save money
Join NMRWA for discounts
Our Conference is held at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, a New Mexico Heritage Hotel. This landmark destination is located in the heart of the historic Old Town Plaza and museum district with shops, restaurants, and galleries to explore within easy walking distance.
Ask for the NMRWA Conference discounted room rate of $102 at Hotel Albuquerque.
You must reserve your room by March 24 to receive this rate!
Hotel Albuquerque website
Our Annual Conference features high quality classes, workshops, and hands-on training sessions. All classes are taught by qualified experts in the industry. Operators, samplers, and board members receive certification credits by attending accredited classes. Attendees can earn a total of 19.5 credits by attending the Annual Conference.
Our training tracks are: Water Operations, Wastewater Operations, Water Systems Sampler, Drinking Water Regulation, Hot Topics, Utility Management, Planning & Funding, Green Infrastructure, and Safety.
Download the class and event schedule below.Classes and Events at a Glance
Exams begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, April 18 in the Alvarado Ballroom at Hotel Albuquerque. You must submit the state application form with testing fee before the application deadline of March 17 to the New Mexico Environment Department's Surface Water Quality Bureau to be eligible. Click the link below for an application packet, testing dates and deadlines, and more information about certification.
NMED Utility Operators Certification Program
More Info About Exams & Study Guides
Take advantage of a golden opportunity to present your products and services directly to a prominent group of water and wastewater professionals in New Mexico. New Mexico Rural Water Association's Annual Conference is the largest industry training event in the State and brings together board members, administrators, operators, managers, regulators, industry representatives, agency representatives, lawmakers, and community leaders. A majority of attendees are directly involved with purchasing decisions, so this is the place to network and grow your customer base!
The focus of our exhibits is on small system needs, treatment technologies, utility equipment, and professional services. Exhibitors that provide information on compliance issues, computer and technology skills, educational opportunities, funding sources, and data management services are welcome. Consider hosting an Exhibitor Demonstration Class or becoming a Conference Sponsor. Get maximum exposure while supporting small water systems across New Mexico! Click below for an Exhibitor Packet or call our office for more information.
All exhibitor booths are sold for the 2013 Annual Conference. We hope to see you there next year!
Exhibitor Application Packet
Available Booths - Updated 3/28/2013
Exhibitor Demonstration Classes
Demonstration Classes allow for hands-on instruction in a small group setting. Classes are offered in 30-minute time blocks on Tuesday morning beginning at 8:00. The classes take place inside the Exhibit Hall at the Exhibitor's booth. There are seven sessions and attendees attend a new class during each session with 5 minutes between each to allow time for rotation. Separate attendance with special instructions will be included with your Conference materials.
Separate registration is required for Demo Classes. Participants must register for individual demonstration class and time with the Exhibitor conducting the class at their booth. Demo classes are always popular and space is very limited, so early registration is highly encouraged.
Since multiple classes are offered per session, Exhibitors will repeat the same class during each session. All classes will be limited to 8 people to maximize the opportunity for questions and to address specific needs. At the end of each 30-minute session, the exhibitor/instructor will record attendance and participants proceed immediately to the next booth on their schedule.
Be A Conference Sponsor
Show your support for the Association and our membership with a sponsorship. Anyone can sponsor just about anything during the Annual Conference: meals, breaks, contests, prizes, tours, and anything else you can think of. Sponsors receive publicity throughout the conference, plus complimentary registration and an introduction to the NMRWA Board of Directors. It all adds up to high visibility and huge opportunity!
Conference Sponsorship Details
The New Mexico Rural Water Association recognizes the outstanding service and commitment of the men and women involved in operating, managing, directing, and supporting New Mexico's water and wastewater utilities through our Annual Awards Ceremony. Award recipients are acknowledged through press releases to newspapers and television stations statewide. Anyone may nominate water systems, board members, operators, managers, or special individuals to receive an award. Winners will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Alvarado Ballroom. The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 1. Help us recognize your hometown's heroes and nominate someone today!
Annual Awards Nomination Form
New Mexico Drinking Water Taste Test sponsored by Bohannan Huston, Inc.
The best-tasting drinking water from a Public Water System will represent all of New Mexico's rural water systems in a nationwide competition in Washington, DC at the annual Rural Water Rally. The Grand Prize Winner will receive airfare and hotel accommodations to meet New Mexico's congressional delegation and enter their water in NRWA's Great American Water Taste Test, courtesy of Bohannan Huston, Inc.
If you think your water is the best, put it to the test! Like fine wine, your water will be judged on taste, bouquet, and clarity. Click on the document below for contest information and rules.
NM Drinking Water Taste Test Information
NRWA Water Rally
Attend our Annual Membership Meeting and cast your vote for Association Board Members and Officers. Every voting system member is entitled to send a delegate to the Membership Meeting. Become a leader in the industry and run for our Board of Directors. You participation is important in order for the Association to represent you! Get a voting delegate form and other membership information on our Membership Page. The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Alvarado G&H Ballroom at the Hotel Albuquerque.