The theme for this year's annual conference will be Water and Energy in the Pacific. It will be particularly pertinent to the operations of ASPA since it handles water, wastewater, solid waste, and power for American Samoa.
This also ties in with the 2014 International Theme, Water and Energy. Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.