Reno began as the preferred crossing point of the Truckee River, an inland river that flows west to east from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, for travelers on their way to the California gold rush of the late 1840’s and 50’s. With the discovery of the Comstock Lode in the nearby Virginia City foothills in 1859, the river crossing became increasingly important for the growing trade in mining and agriculture. Reno was officially established in 1868, the same year that the transcontinental railroad, which paralleled the Truckee River, reached the town. In 1874, the University of Nevada was founded as a land-grant university, and in 1885, the primary campus was built on a rise of land overlooking Reno from the north. From its inception, the university was an integral component of the young town’s identity and contributed to Reno’s reputation as a cultural center. This was reflected in Reno’s nickname, “Biggest Little City in the World,” which arose as a result of the wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in a city of its relatively small size.

Find out more about the home of the 17th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies 2021

Conference Venue

nugget resort
Nugget conference centre

Nugget Casino Resort

Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431, United States


NUgget hotel bar


From Reno and Sparks to North Lake Tahoe, you’ll find nightly entertainment, luxurious rooms and world-class spas, as well as renowned sporting events, annual outhouse races and geothermal hot springs! 

Visa Requirements

Participants are requested to check with the US Consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country for visa requirements. It is responsibility of the delegate to obtain a visa if required.
Please check with your travel agent. The visa application process can take up to 2 months; so it is important that you start your application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your visa in time to travel to IWA-LET2021.


We have secured rooms at the Nugget Casino Resort, rates offered are BAR rates (best available rates) they are being advertised exclusively for participants of LET2021. The room rate is $79 + $2 (tourism charge) + 13.5% tax (the cutoff date is May 10, 2020). The following is included:

  • Daily complementary wireless internet in the guest rooms
  • Complementary local phone calls
  • Round trip free shuttle transportation serve to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Unlimited use of the heated indoor Atrium pool
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
  • Free Valet or self-parking in the secured, covered parking structure

Many of these amenities are not available outside the conference block.

  • All rooms and rates are subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.
  • A maximum of 4 bedrooms can be booked at any one time.
  • Valid credit/debit card details for guarantee purposes will be required at time of booking.
  • All individual guests are responsible for settling their own accounts on arrival at the hotel unless otherwise stated during the booking process.
  • The terms and conditions (including cancellation policy) are associated with the book selection and are provided by the hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future. Our sponsors and partners benefit from a unique opportunity to connect with thought leaders from within and outside the water sector and to network with over 400 delegates.

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