Who We Are

CLEAN WATERWAYS delivers all of the people you need to know before an incident occurs on or around an inland river system – state and federal regulators, operators, spill equipment providers, consultants and OSROs.  At CLEAN WATERWAYS, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and speakers involved in maritime, facilities, rail, and pipeline, as well as state and federal agencies, to build the critical relationships needed in today’s inland environment. There is no other event delivering this group of people, which makes CLEAN WATERWAYS a one-of-a-kind conference.

We’re the only event bringing together this group
CLEAN WATERWAYS is the only event delivering all of the people you need to know before an incident occurs on or around an inland river system – state and federal regulators, operators, spill equipment providers, consultants, and OSROs.
Network with the best in industry and government
Talk one-on-one with some of the biggest players involved in oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response in the inland environment.  Our dedicated networking breaks and receptions were designed to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and improve interagency relationships.
Improve spill prevention and response in the inland environment
Our conference sessions focus on the issues most important to your role in spill prevention and response for inland waterways. Some of the topics being covered include cross border and interjurisdictional planning, geographic response plan best practices, oil spill modeling for river and inland waters, engaging an impacted community and responding to non-traditional releases on H2O.
Discuss solutions for challenges at your company
Knowledgeable representatives from 60+ vendors will be on hand to learn what day-to-day environmental and safety challenges you face when working a response, preparing for a response or working to prevent an emergency on inland rivers.

To the top

Registration & Pricing


2019 Registration Categories and Fees Advance Rate
2/2/19 – 4/12/19
Onsite Rate
Starts 4/13/19
Conference Attendee (Facilities, Operators, Shipping Companies) $699 $749
Conference Attendee – Government $549 $599
Conference Attendee (Supplier/Manufacturer or Service Company) $799 $849
Conference Attendee – Exhibitor $399 $399

Registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions
  • Entrance to exhibit display area
  • Breakfast and lunch both days
  • Networking reception(s)
  • Online access to the conference presentations



Cancellation Policy: The cancellation deadline is March 7, 2019. Cancellations must be made in writing by February 23, 2018 to receive a refund, minus a $95 cancellation fee. Registrations who do not cancel prior to March 7, 2019 will be liable for the full registration fee. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. If for any reason, Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this event, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by registrants. No refunds will be processed prior to the event.

If you need assistance, please contact Jill Dean at 713-343-1880 or jdean@accessintel.com.

Group Registration Packages Advance
Starts 4/13/19
Facility/Operator Package – Trio $1,700.00 $1,700.00
Facility/Operator Package – Plant Pack $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Facility/Operator Package – Corporate $4,900.00 $4,900.00
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Trio $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Plant Pack $2,800.00 $2,800.00
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Corporate $5,600.00 $5,600.00

Contact Jill Dean at 713-343-1880 or jdean@accessintel.com to set up your group registration package! 

To the top

Justify Attendance

The education you will receive at CLEAN WATERWAYS is extremely beneficial, though you may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend! CLEAN WATERWAYS has compiled a justification toolkit that will help you with those needs.

When speaking with management, stress the breakout sessions you will attend, the types of people you will meet, and the companies you will visit in the Exhibit Hall.  A few ideas to include when compiling your request:

Letter to Management: Compile a letter to management outlining the benefits of attending CLEAN WATERWAYS. Click here for a sample letter to use.
Conference Materials:  Offer to share lessons-learned with your co-workers.  Bring home your conference materials and share your experience with your team.
Conference Sessions: Highlight the conference sessions most applicable to your job.  Bring the highlighted program to management to reinforce the value your attendance will bring to your company.
Speaker Line-up:  CLEAN WATERWAYS attracts key stakeholders to speak. You will have direct access to these industry experts since information sharing, question-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the CLEAN WATERWAYS experience.
Networking Opportunities:  Networking is the main focus of CLEAN WATERWAYS, with multiple networking breaks/activities built into the schedule. Contacts you make through networking can be invaluable once you return to work and can provide insight in future endeavors at work for years to come.
Attendee Certification: Customized certificates are available to verify conference attendance and session participation.  These certificates may be included in personnel files to show training/education completion that may help you meet your state licensing board’s requirement for professional development hours.
Exhibitor Line-Up:  Between conference sessions, the education continues on the exhibit floor.  Exhibitors are there to learn about your day-to-day challenges and discuss solutions.  Bring back potential solutions to management that can help your company’s role in spill prevention and response in the inland environment.

Cost-Saving Features:  We understand that spending up to three days away from your job can be expensive, so we’ve worked to bring you savings wherever possible.

  • Group Discounts: If more than one person from you company is interested in attending, contact Jill Dean to set up a discounted group registration package.
  • Hotel Discount:  A block of rooms has been secured for CLEAN WATERWAYS attendees at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, where the event takes place. Click here for more information and to book your room.

Sample Trip Report: Create a trip report after the conference. This report should discuss the sessions you have attended and how you will apply those concepts to your job. Once your supervisor sees how much you have learned during the week and how it can be applied in your facility, they will be more likely to send you to a conference again. Click here for a sample trip report that may be used when presenting your request.


To the top

Contact Us

To the top

Quick Info

Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, OH

April 16-18, 2019

Registration Information

Download Printable Program

How to Exhibit

How to Sponsor

Networking Events

Book Your Hotel Room


Get Updates

Sign up to receive the latest announcements & more!

Check out our other CLEAN events

October 28-31, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

June 18-20, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia

In Associaton With