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December 4-6, 2017 — 2017 Water Institute – FRENCH LICK RESORT – French Lick, Indiana

December 4 - December 6

Planning is underway for our upcoming 2017 Water Institute to be held December 4 – 6, 2017 at our new venue – FRENCH LICK RESORT in French Lick, Indiana.

The FRENCH LICK RESORT will allow us to expand our educational offerings, our exhibit hall, and networking opportunities.

Below you will find details on:
• Sleeping Room Reservations
• Utility Registration
• Vendor Registration
• Gambold Education Fund Grant Application
• Operator of the Year Nominations




****Please Note**** Unfortunately, the slot machine tournament has been canceled due to issues beyond our control. We will once again work with the Casino to hold this event at our 2018 Water Institute.

Sleeping Room Reservations — Room reservations may be made by calling the Resort directly at 1-888-936-9360 and using the group code 1217IRW. Identify yourself as being with the Indiana Rural Water Association at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. Reservations may also be made on the Resort’s website – www.frenchlick.com – and use the group code 1217IRW. The group rate of $125/night plus tax will be applicable until November 6, 2017, or until the block of rooms is sold out. Rooms reserved after the deadline are subject to regular room rates. Please note that the $125 room rate covers the Sunday before (December 3) and also Wednesday night (December 6) for those wishing to extend their stay.

2017 Water Institute Program and Registration Form — UTILITY

Utility – Registration Form

Utility – Online Registration

2017 Water Institute Registration – EXHIBITORS and VENDORS –  Registration Deadline : November 6, 2017. Any space remaining after that deadline will be open to all vendors.

Exhibitor/Vendors – Registration Form

Exhibitor/ Vendors – Online Registration

Gambold Education Fund Grant Application — Grants available for first time IRWA conference attendees, or those who have not ttended an IRWA conference in the last five years — includes full conference registration, hotel accommodations for Monday and Tuesday nights, lunches on Monday and Tuesday, and an IRWA shirt. Deadline for applications: November 6, 2017

Application Form

GEF Application Online

Operator of the Year Nomination Form — Nominate your exceptional water or wastewater person. Deadline for nominations: November 6, 2017

Nomination Form

Nomination Online


December 4
December 6


French Lick Resort
8670 IN-56
French Lick, IN 47432 United States
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    Zionsville, IN 46077-0242

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