Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 261-0710 Email: Get Directions

About the IWC!

The 2021 International Water Conference (IWC) is heading to Scottsdale, Arizona and returning to the beautiful Talking Stick Resort for this year‘s conference!


The 2021 IWC kicks off at 12:00 noon (local time) on Sunday, November 7 with early registration ahead of our Continuing Education Workshops, (registered separately, beginning at 1:00 pm). Also don’t miss our IWC Golf Outing for a chance to play the Piipash Golf Course at Talking Stick Resort! It’s a championship level golf course with lots of fun! Later at 5:00 pm, join us for our Welcome Reception held in the Salt River Foyer where you can renew old acquaintances and make new friends! Throughout the day our exhibitors may begin setting up their booths as soon as 1:00 PM.


Monday morning starts off at 8:00 AM with four concurrent technical sessions followed by our Keynote Session, which leads into the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall with a strolling luncheon buffet! Following the afternoon sessions join us for cocktails and appetizers in the exhibit hall from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.


Tuesday begins a full day of technical sessions starting at 8:00 AM with lunch in the Exhibit Hall and evening reception to follow. Remember there still time to add a Continuing Education Workshop to your registration. Workshops will be offered Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.


While the Exhibit Hall is closed on Wednesday we do have a half-day of technical sessions and a half-day of Workshops! Be sure to review the time of all papers on our Technical Program page.

Following the conclusion of Wednesday sessions join us for a Top Golf event on Wednesday, November 10 at 6:00 PM.


Thursday offers a full day of Continuing Education Workshops. Please check the Workshops menu for availability. We look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!


Be sure to visit our revised policy regarding Covid safety precautions. We are excited to meet again in-person while we prepare with your safety in mind!

Don’t be left out! Make your reservations early so that you can be part of our gathering!




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IWC Mentor Program

  • The IWC Young Professional Mentor Workshop is set for all five Wednesdays in March 2021. Click here to learn more and register!
  • The IWC Mentor Program is a yearlong mentorship that takes place conference to
    conference (1 Year).
  • IWC Mentoring is a one-on-one match up that takes place via email and/or phone conversations.
  • We will check in once a month to ensure you have talked to your mentor/mentee.

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2020 Conference: On-Site Guide   —   PDH Form

2019 Conference:  On-Site Guide   —   PDH Form


Future Dates

November 6 – 10, 2022
Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL USA



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