International Symposium on Biological Treatment


AWWA's International Symposium on Biological Treatment

January 27-28, 2016
Long Beach, California

Thank you for attending! 

The 2nd Biological Treatment Symposium will explore the latest developments in biotreatment technology, operations, and monitoring strategies. Researchers, practitioners, and utilities will be able to engage in discussions and interact with leading experts to learn the benefits of engineered and passive biological systems.

Technical Program

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Conference Announcement (PDF)
Conference Program (PDF)

Conference proceedings

Full-conference attendees will receive an email with access to the proceedings URL approximately six weeks after the conference concludes.

Past conference proceedings can be purchased through the AWWA store or by contacting Customer Service at 800.926.7337.

Biological Treatment Symposium at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. Content is subject to change.
Wednesday, January 27

 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open 
 8:00–9:00 a.m.  WED01–Opening Plenary Session: Understanding Your Biofilter
 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m  WED02–Biofiltration Applications in Drinking Water 1 
 10:30–11:00 a.m.  Break
 12:30–1:30 p.m.  Lunch (Included)
 1:30–4:30 p.m.  WED03–Biofiltration Applications in Reuse
 2:45–3:05 p.m.  Break
 4:30–5:30 p.m  WED04–Poster Presentations by Water Research Foundation
 5:30 p.m.  Reception
Thursday, January 28
 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.  Registration Open 
8:00–11:30 a.m.  THU01–Biotreatment for Inorganic Contaminant Removal
 9:30–10:00 a.m.  Break
 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  Lunch (On Your Own)
 1:00–5:00 p.m.  THU02–Biofiltration Applications in Drinking Water 2
 2:30–3:00 p.m.


For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group.

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