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Solving Tomorrow's
Water Resource Challenges Today

2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association
September 15 & 16, 2016
Wilmington, DE

Thank you for attending! The Presentations can be found Here!

Take a look at the conference program here!

Keynote Speakers:

Thursday Morning

  • Mr. Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President & CEO of Middlesex Water to share his perspectives on water supply management in the context of the Flint, MI crisis: "Infrastructure Failures - The Role of Money and Politics in the Causes and Solutions".
Friday Morning
  • Mr. Chris Crockett, P.E., Ph.D. Vice President/Chief Environmental Officer with Aqua America and Former Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia Water Department. Dr. Crockett will lead us down the path of several possible futures of water resources in the region looking at these factors and challenge attendees to determine which future they want to help make for the regions water resources.

Presented by the Delaware Section-AWRA

In conjunction with the
National Capital Region Section,
New Jersey State Section,
Pennsylvania State Section, and
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section

We are excited to be holding the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference
in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington is at the crossroads of three major rivers: the Delaware, Christina and Brandywine. In addition to being an integral part of our history, WIlmington and its water resources highlight the opportunities for the future. 

The conference will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront located at 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The Chase Center on the Riverfront is located on the revitalized Wilmington Riverfront along the winding Christina River, halfway between New York City and Washington D.C. Please click Here for a map of the Wilmington Riverfront that shows the location of the conference center, and the variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options nearby.

Easily accessible from I-95 and I-495, visitors have direct access via car, Amtrak, or by bus. Parking is free, with over 2400 spaces. You can find directions from The Chase Center on the Riverfront.

For more information, please visit our Hotel/Travel page.

Contact Information

For general questions you can email us at the conference email address.





Scavenger Hunt:

The Scavenger Hunt Clues Have Been Posted Here!

This year’s MAC conference is debuting a new, fun photo Scavenger Hunt for all registered participants!  Don’t worry, it’s easy and can be done from the comfort of your own phone as you participate in all the conference has to offer! During the day on Thursday, participants will answer clues by taking photos and submitting them to our 2016 MAC Conference Facebook Closed Group. Based on the number of clues you answer correctly and the speed in  which you answer them, big prizes will be awarded to winners      on Friday at lunch.  It’s that simple! Please visit the Activities Page for more information.

Field Tours:

The MAC Conference is proud to offer two free tours on Thursday afternoon, and one free tour on Wednesday afternoon to highlight water resources initiatives in Wilmington. The tours on Thursday run concurrent with Concurrent Session 3 described on the detailed schedule for Thursday. Please consult the Conference Schedule to help you decide if you would like to register for one of the two free tours or instead attend one of the three technical sessions running concurrently. Please visit the Activities Page for more information.


The Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) is made possible by the generosity and support of our sponsors. The benefits to organizations who participate in the program include added visibility, increased name recognition, and the opportunity to build awareness of products and services. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please visit our Sponsor page to see a list of the 2016 MAC sponsors.

Conference Highlights:

  • Two days of technical sessions, including keynote presentations
  • Lunch and continental breakfast provided with registration (as well as a snack on Thursday afternoon)
  • Two free field tours
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibits – The exhibit hall will provide the opportunity for attendees and exhibitors to connect and build partnerships.
  • Thursday Evening Banquet
  • Conference Scavenger hunt

Who should attend?

  • State, county, and municipal officials, planners, and engineers
  • Environmental and engineering consultants
  • Health officials and researchers
  • Water purveyors
  • Watershed association members
  • Soil Conservation District officials
  • Scientists from academic institutions
  • Graduate and undergraduate students

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