If you have previously attended WaterJAM, you can appreciate the opportunities that this conference provides. The Annual Meeting, which typically draws over 2000 attendees, features timely technical presentations, fascinating keynote addresses, and more than 200 product exhibits. With numerous receptions and social events, there is also plenty of time for networking with colleagues. Each year, this event is arranged by the WaterJAM Committee, along with the following subcommittees:

  • Exhibits are responsible for the layout of the Exhibit Hall, distributing information to potential exhibitors, and coordinating with exhibitors who opt to attend. Additionally, the Exhibits Subcommittee assists in the coordination of any special events occurring in the Exhibits Hall, such as the Rapid Tappin' and Operations Challenge.
  • Local Arrangements are responsible for working with the host facilities to plan menus, guest/spouse programs, and other special functions. This subcommittee also plans the golf tournament and any technical tours that may be offered.
  • Marketing and Communications are responsible for all marketing and promotion of the annual conference, including the website, magazine and newsletter articles, conference planners, boards, and signs, and social media.
  • Technical Program develops the conference sessions and schedules and coordinates the selection of technical abstracts. Beginning in 2003, abstracts were selected by a blind judging process. Abstracts are reviewed and selected by over 100 reviewers from different employment sectors (e.g., utility, consultants, academia, etc.) and with varying areas of expertise. 
  • Young Professionals arrange conference activities tailored to young professionals  (under 35 years old) in the water and wastewater industry.  From a YP Workshop and guest panel to the YP poster contest, and social activities from cornhole to the service project, the YP subcommittee makes sure the conference stays fun and interactive.  

For the latest information on this year's annual meeting, see our Training & Events section of the website.  Events are published throughout the year including a call for papers, exhibitor sign-up, and online registration, as they become available.

Committee Leadership
Chris Johnson | Co-Chair
City of Virginia Beach
Jeremy Harrison | Co-Chair
Crowder Construction
Committee Meeting Schedule
WaterJAM Planning Meeting
1st Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
Please contact the committee leadership for connection information for the meeting.
Upcoming Committee Activities
WaterJAM 2024
September 9-12, 2024
Virginia Beach, VA
WaterJAM 2025
September 8-11, 2025
Virginia Beach, VA