International Symposium on Biological Treatment


AWWA's International Symposium on Biological Treatment

January 27-28, 2016
Long Beach, California

Register online

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.

The International Symposium on Biological Treatment will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Potable Reuse. We are offering a special discounted rate if you register for both.

 Register Online

Download Registration Form (PDF)

2016 Registration Rates

Registration Type
Member Early
Rate by
Dec. 28, 2015
Early Rate/after 
Dec. 28, 2015
Full Registration for 2-day Symposium 
Includes access to all technical sessions,
one lunch and proceedings
$495 $695
Full Registration for 4-day Symposiums
(Best value!)

Includes access to all technical sessions,
two lunches and proceedings
One Day Only (includes sessions) $325 $525
Student (ID required) $60 $90
Speaker $425 $425

Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations in writing, on company letterhead, via fax or email to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations emailed/fax-dated by December 30, 2015 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on December 31, 2015, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email Customer Service

Hotel Information

All events will take place at:

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90638

In downtown Long Beach, the Renaissance Hotel offers contemporary accommodations just steps from shops and bars. It features a rooftop pool with a hot tub and a well-equipped gym.  Rooms at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel come with internet access, flat-screen TVs and a work station. Some rooms open out onto private balconies and include a private spa bathtub.  Renaissance Long Beach Hotel is less than a mile from the Aquarium of the Pacific and 2 miles from the Queen Mary. 

Nightly Rate: $180, plus tax (includes room internet).

Housing Reservation Deadline: Monday, December 28, 2015

To reserve your hotel room online or call 877.622.3056 or 562.437.5900 and mention “AWWA and 2016 International Symposiums” to receive the discounted rate.

Book your room

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link above. Reservations made through any housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by any, please AWWA Conferences with details.

Technical Program

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Conference Announcement (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
 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
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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