North America's Inland River Response Conference

About Us

The CLEAN WATERWAYS event focuses on improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on and around inland river systems. This unique event will bring together State & Federal regulatory agencies, operating companies and the planning and response community April 4-5, 2018, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO.   

We’ve designed the CLEAN WATERWAYS conference to cater to the specific needs of the inland response community.  The conference sessions planned cover topics unique to rivers, such as response planning, crisis communication, the evolving regulatory landscape, and new tools and technologies. Networking opportunities have been built into the schedule so you can interact with fellow attendees from both industry and government to help build successful interagency relationships that are crucial to a successful response in the inland environment.

Event Goals

To serve the spill response industry in prevention, preparedness and response by hosting a forum that facilitates an open exchange of ideas, case studies and best practices for stakeholders from government, environmental, emergency planning and response industries throughout maritime, facilities, rail and pipeline. You won’t find any other event that brings together this diverse group of attendees to discuss best practices and build interagency relationships crucial to a successful response. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in spill prevention and response along inland river systems will benefit from attending CLEAN WATERWAYS. The conference content will cover all spill prevention and response issues along inland rivers, including those faced by facilities, pipeline, rail, and barges/tankers.

Company types that will benefit from attending CLEAN WATERWAYS include, but are not limited, to:

  • Academia/Associations
  • Chemical/Petrochemical Companies
  • Electric & Gas Utility Companies   
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Marine Fire & Salvage Responders
  • Non-Governmental Organizations  
  • Oil & Gas Operators
  • Oil Spill Planning & Prevention Consultants
  • OSRO’s
  • Pipeline Operators
  • Port Authorities
  • Railroad Companies
  • Shipping & Barge Companies
  • State & Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Terminal & Storage Operators
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Agencies
Event Staff:

Show Director – Kayla Sparks

Sr. Conference Manager – Cassie Davie

Sales Manager – Anastasia Bisson

Marketing Director – Carey Buchholtz

Assistant Operations Manager – Dana Ronan

Group Attendance Sales Manager – Jill Dean

Registration Manager – Melissa Helms

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