Confluence Conference Committee Memebers

Thank You to all of the Confluence Conference Committee Members for putting together what will be a great conference. See you all there September 8th and 9th.

See our Membership Page and consider becoming involved next year.

Check out the 2016 Confluence Conference Sponsors...Thank You!!!

Thank you to all of our sponsors.

2016 Sponsors Page

Read about our Keynote Speaker

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Confluence Invitation

Every year since 2003, a group of about 130 water professionals from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina gather for a unique meeting we call the “Confluence Conference.”  This meeting is set aside for provocative presentations and rich discussion about water in our communities.  To work beyond our local circles, we have found this annual experience among the three states to greatly deepen our connections and commitments to protecting shared waters, and to inspire our work. Our attendees are primarily from water utilities and agencies that work every day to protect drinking water supplies and the environment.

This year as the Joint Conference Committee planning began, it became evident that many of the issues we face collectively are related to the approach our industry takes when responding to challenges. With so many current struggles in our communities, we are re-doubling our efforts to work on issues concerning public trust in our water management.

The theme for the 2016 Confluence Conference is “In Partnership - Growing Public Confidence”
We believe partnerships will help us better understand, communicate and serve our communities. We hope you will join us. Come to work beyond your “local circle” and cultivate a new partnership that is mutually beneficial.


Confluence Joint Planning Committee

2016 Agenda

The agenda and speakers for the 2016 Confluence Conference is exciting!

Check out the Detailed Agenda.

2016 Registration is Open!!!

Registration for the Confluence Conference is now officially open. Please register for the conference at

2016 Confluence Conference - Agenda and Other Information

The 2016 Confluence Conference preparations are moving along quickly. Please keep checking back periodically for updated information about the conference.

The website and other social media outlets have been updated to include:

  • 2016 Agenda
  • Registration links (registration will be open soon).
  • Hotel block information

Please visit the Sponsorship page and consider contributing. 

Lets make this the best conference yet!

2016 Confluence Conference - Preparations are Under Way

The 2016 Confluence Conference preparations are in full swing.

Key Facts

  • Location: Beautiful St. Simons Island, GA
  • Hotel: Sea Palms Resort
  • Dates: September 8th and 9th of 2016
St. Simons Island awaits us. The website is being updated, the agenda is being finalized, speakers are being booked and its time to start thinking about making registering, sponsorships and reservations. Please check back regularly for updates to the website. 

Lets make this the best conference yet!

Thank You


Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers and attendees for another successful Confluence Conference!

From the Pre-Conference workshop at the Aquarium to the kickoff with our special keynote speaker, Cynthia Barnett, to our panel discussions on regulatory issues and stakeholder importance, we had some excellent topics of conversation throughout the conference.

If you have any questions or comments regarding your time at Confluence, please don't hesitate to contact one of the Confluence Committee members directly and we will be happy to get an answer back to you.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sea Palms on St. Simons Island on September 8th and 9th, 2016!!!

Who should attend?  Anyone involved in the water resources community will benefit from this conference. This includes consultants, ecologists, economists, researchers, educators and students, utility managers, water law attorneys, legislative staff, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, NGO's and community-based organizations.

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