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Join us in Kalamazoo in September!

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host the first in-person Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference on September 19-21, 2023 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Communities nationwide are facing critical water infrastructure needs.  The pipes, pumps, wires, and technology that are the unseen backbone of modern life are aging and in need of rehabilitation, replacement, and fortification.  The 2023 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference will focus on putting solutions into place to improve water quality and public health while transforming the communities of the Great Lakes Basin. 

Exhibitors: $500.00

General Admission:
Full Rate:
Daily Rate: $125.00

EXTENDED Registration Deadline: Sept. 14, 2023
Cancelation Deadline: Sept. 11, 2023


What to expect:

Workshops: This conference starts with 2 concurrent workshops on the afternoon of September 19.

  1.  Chemical Storage and Reporting for Water and Wastewater
  2. Cybersecurity for the Water Sector

Exhibitor Showcase
Discover new technologies, services and people at the Exhibitor Reception and Showcase on September 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Engaging talks by knowledgeable speakers
Featured plenary speakers and four separate tracks of breakout sessions will discuss such topics as System Operations and Management, Emerging Technology and Innovation, Water and Wastewater Workforce, and Funding and Finance.

Plenty of time has been built into the agenda for you to network with other local drinking water and wastewater administrators and professional staff, planning officials, consultants, federal, state, and local governments, and policy makers from the Great Lakes region.

The conference will be held in Kalamazoo's walkable downtown, so make the most of your stay.   There are tons of places to continue conversations or just relax.  Check it out at Discover ! Kalamazoo.

Continuing Education
This conference provides valuable continuing education credits for both drinking water and municipal wastewater operators.  
Depending on attendance*, the following CECs** can be obtained by water operators:





Drinking Water


up to 1.1



up to 0.5

up to 0.8

up to 0.2

*Attendees must attend at least 2 sessions in the same category to accumulate credit in that category.
**CEC availability subject to changes of the agenda.


This conference is approved for up to 11 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Professional Engineers. This conference is approved for up to 11 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference


Cancellation Policy:  Conference registration cancellations made by September 11, 2023 will be eligible for a full refund.  Cancellations received after September 11 and no-shows will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Exhibitor Cancellations must be made by August 25, 2023.

Registration Questions:
Joel Roseberry: | 517-599-9494
Alana Berthold: |  517-881-7808



Discover ! Kalamazoo

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at this event should contact Joel Roseberry at 517-599-9494 by September 5 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

EGLE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.


Start: September 19, 2023
End: September 21, 2023
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo MI 49007
United States

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