Florida Water Resources Conference, Inc. (“FWRC”) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which provides an annual educational and technical, multi-day conference servicing individuals in the water and wastewater industry. This forum for presentations and discussions of cutting edge technology development as well as practical case studies of applications of technology in water and wastewater utilities.
The conference is unique in that it brings together a broad range of professionals: engineers, scientists, operators, technicians and management, of all water utilities. The FWRC also features one of the largest regional technical exhibitors in the nation with the participation of over 350 manufacturers and services providers.
FWRC is a joint conference of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association.
The Florida Water Resources Conference mission is to work for the advancement of science and education by distribution of it's funds, particularly for development of professional continuing education in environmental materials, journals, services, and scholarly activities associated with the water and wastewater industry.
The Articles of Incorporation to form the Florida Water Resources Conference Incorporated were signed on April 29, 1989 by E.H. Pearch, Robert L. Claudy and Kenneth M. Drury. The purpose of this non-profit organization was solely for general charitable and educational purposes in accordance with Florida Statutes. It operates for the advancement of science and education by distribution it’s funds, particularly for development of professional continuing education in environmental materials, journals, services, and scholarly activities associated with the water and wastewater industry. In 1990 the first FWRC was held at the Twin Towers (Kirkman Road), Orlando. Room rate was $80/night, with 55 exhibitors and 1,063 attendees. A committee of local volunteers engineered the FWRC for the first 10 years. The conference rotated with the premise of traveling North, South and Central Florida, to include Tampa, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers and Miami.