2019 Annual Conference

PNWIS Annual Conference:
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Natural Resources Industries & Environmental Stewardship

Hosted by Montana Technological University

The 59th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association was held October 23-25, 2019, at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, which is located near Butte, Montana.

The conference offered four main program streams:

  • Policy and Regulation
  • Mining and Waste Management
  • Water and Waste Water Technology
  • Air Quality and Environmental Sustainability


The Gala was held at the Front Street Station.
In 1906, the railroad buildings were built by the Northern Pacific Railroad. The three buildings housed the Passenger Depot, The Beanery Restaurant, the freight and the luggage buildings. At its peak, 7 trains a day passed through the railroad yard. Amtrak ended passenger service in 1979 and the buildings remained empty until 2000. In 2000, a 7-year restoration effort was initiated. This venue is now in its 12th year and has hosted over 600 events since it opened in 2007.

The 2019 Annual Conference Planning Committee