The event will be located on the University of Pennsylvania campus at The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, 3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.


Summit attendees can reserve hotel rooms at a discounted group rate at The Inn at Penn. Attendees are encouraged to book their stays early in WaterNow’s reserved block of discounted rooms.

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Call 212-823-6240 and reference code “WATER”

Reserve online:

Room rate: $219/night + tax


We hope you’ll join us on April 15th for WaterNow’s Annual Impact Award Dinner Reception. The WaterNow Alliance Impact Award Dinner represents one of the Summit’s more personal experiences, providing attendees with an exclusive opportunity to connect with other water leaders in an evening dinner venue. Our selected venues showcase the personality and heart of the summit host city. In addition to dinner and drinks, the award dinner honors water leaders in a presentation of the annual WaterNow Impact Award. The Impact Dinner is considered part of the event’s complete package, and we request that all interested attendees select this modestly priced option in order to ensure an accurate headcount.

The Impact Award honors water leaders - mayors, councilmembers, water board members - for leadership in accelerating innovative and sustainable water solutions in their communities. Any governing board member of a public water utility – whether elected or appointed, special district or city or county – is eligible.

All Attendees are encouraged to attend this outstanding event!


WaterNow Alliance is pleased to offer limited funding for transportation and hotel accommodations as a courtesy to Alliance Members* (current elected and appointed city councilmembers, mayors, water district board members, and utility executive managers) who reserve their hotel rooms and flights on or before February 14th!

Hotel Accommodations

WaterNow will cover the cost of a one night stay at the Inn at Penn on the evening of April 15th if you reserve your room by February 14th.

The cost of your room will be covered directly by WaterNow and no reimbursement forms are needed (a personal credit card will be used to hold your reservation but will not be charged). Additional room nights and expenses incurred during your stay are not eligible for travel funding. WaterNow will not cover the cost of room cancellations or no-shows.



Airfare to/from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) or Amtrak tickets will be reimbursed up to $250.

In order to receive travel reimbursement you must reserve your flight or Amtrak ticket and email your receipt and completed travel reimbursement form to Georgia Beesemyer ( by February 14th. Following the Summit, WaterNow will provide a travel expense reimbursement form to Alliance members.  

More information about travel reimbursement can be found here and reimbursement forms can be downloaded here.

Note on Travel Reimbursement:

  • Parking, driving mileage, ground transportation to and from airports, meals, taxis, public transit and other incidental expenses are not reimbursable

  • Expected Remittance time for travel reimbursement is 3-4 weeks following WNA’s Annual Summit.

  • Members who submitted for travel reimbursements but did not attend Tap into Resilience are ineligible to receive travel funding.

*At this time, WaterNow is not able to offer travel reimbursement to WNA Members who are formerly elected/appointed councilmembers or board members or to Associate Members (utility staff). Please contact Georgia Bessemyer ( with any questions.