The event will be located on the University of Texas, Austin Campus at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705 (Salon C)


 From the Airport

Attendees can take the Airport Flyer bus (Route #20 Manor Rd/Riverside) from the New Airport station (right outside of baggage claim) to the Lavaca/4th St stop (if staying at Courtyard/Residence Inn) or to the 1609 Lavaca/17th station (if staying at AT&T Conference Center). Bus arrives every 15 minutes and the trip will take approximately 30 minutes. The bus accommodates baggage. Cost is $1.75. See google map for additional information.

Attendees may also consider using Lyft, Uber, or Taxis.

FROM the Courtyard MarriotT

Attendees staying at the Courtyard Marriott can take Route #1, #3, or #20 from the Lavaca/4th St stop to 1609 Lavaca/17th St. Or take Route #803 from Republic Square Station to Museum Station. Buses arrive every 5-10 minutes and the trip will take approximately 15 minutes and include some walking. Cost is $1.25. See google map for additional information.


There is ample parking available for attendees in the AT&T Conference Center’s underground garage. Fee is $18 for overnight full-day parking (8hr+). Full day parking is also available for $10 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum (1800 Congress Ave, ~1/4 mile from AT&T Center).

Guests staying at the Courtyard/ Residence Inn by Marriott may park overnight for $39/day.


Summit attendees will be staying at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center or the Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown / Convention Center. At this time, both of our room blocks are closed.

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-1900, link to hotel website

Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown
300 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-8008, link to hotel website


We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, March 27th for WaterNow Alliance’s Impact Award Reception, sponsored by Raftelis.

Where: The Iron Cactus, 606 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

When: Reception at 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm

Transportation: The Iron Cactus is ~1.2mi from the AT&T Conference Center and 1/4mi from the Courtyard Marriott. Attendees may walk, drive, take the bus, or uber/lyft. Paid parking is available at 313 E 7th St.


WaterNow Alliance is pleased to offer limited travel 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 March 5th!

Hotel Accommodations

WaterNow will cover the cost of a one night stay at the AT&T Conference Center or the Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott on the evening of March 27th if you reserve your room by March 5th.

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 Austin Bergstrom International Airport or automobile travel (for those traveling more than 50 miles each way) will be reimbursed up to $250.

In order to receive airfare reimbursement you must reserve your flight and email your flight receipt to Lindsay Rogers ( by March 5th. Following the Summit, WaterNow will provide a travel expense reimbursement form to Alliance members.  

Note on Travel Reimbursement:

  • Parking, ground travel to and from airports, meals, snacks, taxis, public transit and other incidental expenses are not reimbursable

  • For automobile travel, gas is not separately reimbursable but is covered by the 2018 IRS rate (54.5 cents/mi)

  • Reimbursements must be submitted following attendance of WNA Annual Summit (expected remittance time is 3-4 weeks)

*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 Lindsay Rogers ( with any questions.