Spring Training Conference 2020 Updated Agenda
April 13th - 17th, 2020
Host: Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center - $80 rate
Includes Free Hot Breakfast (307) 266-6000
Alternate: Quality Inn & Suites - $96 rate LaQuinta Inn Casper - $96 rate
821 North Poplar, Casper WY 82601(307) 266-2400 400 West F St, Casper WY 82601 (307) 265-1200
Includes Free Hot Breakfast Reservations www.lq.com
Hilton Garden Inn - $96 rate Hampton Inn & Suites Casper - $96 rate
1150 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82601 (307)266-1300 1100 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82603 (307)235-6668
Don’t Sweat it!
On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law. It brought all sorts of new
requirements for emergency response planning. WARWS has your back. On April 14th, preconference will be devoted to the requirements of AWIA and how to meet them. This preconference is done in coordination with U.S. EPA and with the help of the consulting firm of Horsley Witten. Along the way we will visit what to expect and what to do in case of a regional long term power outage and how to protect your community from cyber attacks. Guest presenters will include the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, the Natrona County Local Emergency Planning Committee and WYOWARN Empower yourself, stay in compliance and protect your community, this preconference will give you the tools to do just that.
Conference Theme - Safety, Security and Sustainability
The three S’s are this year’s conference theme. If every there was a time that we and our system need information on these 3 components it is now. We have had injuries and deaths in our systems. One of our small communities had their computer system hacked and held hostage by ransom wear. Our state’s coal economy is facing challenges which impact the finances available to our communities and our systems. Rather than curse the darkness, light a candle by attending spring conference and getting all the information you need to protect yourself, your system and your
community. Topics this year will include everything from Board of Control and water adjudication to Forrest Fires and their impact on our source water. There are resource available out there to help us manage all the challenges we face. Come meet and learn from the experts.
Make a Difference
Two WARWS Board of Director position will be up for election during the Spring Conference. The Central Region includes Fremont and Natrona counties. The Northwest District includes Park, Big Horn, Washakie and Hot Springs counties. To be eligible to sit on the board, you must be an employee or official representative of a member system. Board responsibilities include quarterly meetings, one of which are done at conference. The other two by phone. If interested, submit a letter-of-intent to Mark Pepper, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming
We invite every system attending conference to enter "The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming" contest. The winning system will be hosted (airfare, room, and meals, for one representative) in Washington D.C. at the National Rural Water Rally 2021 by the Wyoming Rural Water Executive Director and Wyoming National Director. The delegation will meet with officials from the USDA Rural Development, USEPA and will visit with wyoming’s US Senators and Representative to discuss water issues facing systems in Wyoming. To enter, bring 1/2 gallon of your water, in glass and on ice to the registration booth when you check in.
Set up can begin Tuesday 3-5pm. Official opening Wednesday at the 10am break. Tear down will be after the 3pm break on Thursday, or you can stay until the end if you choose.