join us for our 2019 conference:

November 14, 2019 - Alverno College

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2019 Conference Topic:

Leveraging Experience for Future Success

Participants from nonprofit, government, business and academic organizations gather each year for the Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference to learn about improving the health of our watersheds through policy innovation, technical and engineering advances, watershed restoration planning and practices, and collaborative stakeholder involvement.

The conference is an all-day event that includes oral and poster presentations, exhibits, an awards presentation for Sweet Water Water Quality Mini-Grant recipients, and a celebration of our Watershed Champions. 

We are now accepting presentation proposals for our 2019 Conference. Proposals for traditional presentations as well as ‘Shed Talks are due by 11:59 pm, Friday, August 30th, 2019.

Click button above or here to fill out an application!

Please check back soon for conference registration information.

Interested in being a sponsor for our 2019 conference? Click the button below for more information on sponsorship opportunities!

2018 Conference Highlights

Many thanks to our sponsors, presenters and attendees for sharing their time, resources and ideas to help make the 2018 Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference a success.

We look forward to carrying forward the fantastic ideas shared and relationships developed in coming months!


2018's conference theme was Innovating for Shared Prosperity. The conference theme was selected to showcase watershed strategies that promote economic development, quality of life and environmental integrity.

Sweet Water is utilizing the US Water Alliance’s One Water Approach and its six “arenas of action” to guide the conference program. To learn more about the One Water Approach, you can view the One Water website and roadmap here.

New IN 2018: ‘Shed Talks!

In addition to individual and panel presentation sessions, the conference included Ted Talk style mini-presentations we're calling 'Shed Talks. The purpose of these ‘Shed Talk sessions is to showcase how transformative thinking and innovative water-related projects are springing up in Southeastern Wisconsin.

“Good information, good networking, great location & facilities.”

”Loved the ‘Shed Talks! All were inspirational and informative!”

”The breakout sessions were all thematic and brilliant! This conference was fascinating! All of the presenters were spot on.” 

”Gets better each year.”

”Fun day! Always leave inspired!”
— 2018 Participants






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