March 2-6, 2015
Orlando, Florida


Interested in Sponsoring & Exhibiting?

Join AMTA and AWWA in Orlando to explore how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications.

Advanced Registration is now closed.

Pre-Registration is closed and all data has been transferred. To register, please print the Registration Form (PDF) and bring this completed form with payment to the onsite registration desk in Orlando.

Onsite Registration
Gatlin Ballroom Foyer, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

Monday                7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday                7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday           7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday               7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For questions regarding your existing registration, call 800.926.7337, or visit us at Onsite Registration in Orlando.

See who's coming - Pre-Conference Networking List

Thank you members! All members receive registration discounts. For additional membership information, visit:
AMTA Membership
AWWA Membership

Conference Cancellation Policy:
On or before 2/2/2015: 25% administrative fee will be deducted from refund for registration cancellation. On or after 2/3/2015: No refunds will be granted for cancellation, however, substitute registrants are welcome. Fax substitute information to 303.347.0804.

Hotel Information

All conference events will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.

Conference housing is now closed; you may reach out to hotels directly for reservations. Additional nearby hotels include:

Courtyard Orlando South/John Young Parkway
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando John Young Pkwy/S. Park
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
Available thru February 2, 2015, or until the block is full.

Check Rosen Hotels availability online or call 866-996-6338 and refer to AMTA/AWWA 2015 Membrane Conference.

Hotel Alert: AMTA/AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link provided above. Reservations made through any other avenue cannot be guaranteed by AMTA/AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency, please email Dina Werkmeister with details.

Orlando Travel Information

Interested in Orlando attractions? The Rosen Shingle Creek is located just minutes from both Universal Orlando® Resort and Sea World Orlando®.

AMTA/AWWA Discounted attraction tickets.

Visiting Disney? Plan ahead and purchase your specially priced AMTA/AWWA Disney Theme Park tickets. The cutoff date for advance purchase Disney savings is March 1, 2015. Buy before you fly!

Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando® theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando®, Wet ‘n Wild® and Aquatica is available via the Super Star Shuttle provided by Universal Orlando. Schedule varies, space is limited and boarding passes are required. Visit the Universal Attraction Ticket Desk in the hotel lobby or call 407.996.9939 ext. 17378.

Pre-arranged transportation to Disney attractions is available thru Mears Transportation. Advanced reservations are required, and price is approximately $20 pp. Call 407.423.5566 and ask for Lobby Concierge for details.

Airport transportation is available from Mears Transportation.

Please know these services are not owned or operated by Rosen Hotels & Resorts nor arranged by AMTA/AWWA.

Techical Program

Preview the 2015 Onsite Program (PDF)

View the 2015 Announcement (PDF)

Conference proceedings will be available online to all full conference registrants. Approximately five days before the conference, a URL will be emailed to pre-registered full conference attendees to access the proceedings. A second email will be sent after the show, to include all on-site full registrants.

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

2015 Presenter Resources


Thank you for your nominations! Join us to celebrate all awardees at the 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon, and please revisit this site in summer 2015 to submit nomination for MTC 2016.

Water Quality Person of the Year Award

Robert O. Vernon Award- Membrane Plant Operator Award

Membrane Facility Award

In addition, the following will be awarded during the 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition:

Conference Paper Presentation Award
Conference Poster Award
Conference Student Paper Presentation Award
Conference Student Poster Award
Best Membrane Treatment of Water Exhibit Award

Pre-Conference Workshops and Technical Facility Tour

The 2015 Workshops and Facility Tour offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.

MON01  Back to Basics
March 2, 2015   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Members: $195 on or before 2/2/2015. $245 on or after 2/3/2015.
Non-members: $295 on or before 2/2/2015. $345 on or after 2/3/2015.
The workshop introduces attendees to membrane technologies and applications. The basics of element, system and process design are presented.  Basics of Pilots scale and Operations are also presented. Closing with case studies in the workshop that compare piloting/system design with full scale operation.   Case studies are targeted at systems that are in operation and compared against original design. Lunch is included.

MON02  Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA)-Utility Managers Workshop
March 2, 2015   8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Members: $195 on or before 2/2/2015. $245 on or after 2/3/2015.
Non-members: $295 on or before 2/2/2015. $345 on or after 2/3/2015.
The program will provide an explanation of the increasingly strict water quality standards, lower raw water quality, and how membrane technology plays a role in dealing with these issues along with a presentation of existing membrane plants to show locations. A simplified explanation of reverse osmosis principles and quick run through of a treatment train will be presented followed by a video walk-through of three membrane plants and a panel discussion of morning speakers. There will be an explanation of the requirement for additional technical staff, increase in staff training and level of competency, higher energy costs, and a presentation of historical plant construction and operating costs related to water rates. There will be a presentation on how to plan for funding the needed replacement of aging facilities, or asset management, a panel discussion of afternoon speakers and a description of SEDA's role and function. Lunch is included.

MON03 Impact of Changing Water Quality on RO Design and Operation
March 2, 2015   8:30 a.m. - noon

Members: $145 on or before 2/2/2015. $195 on or after 2/3/2015.
Non-members: $245 on or before 2/2/2015. $295 on or after 2/3/2015.
Impacts of changing source water quality pose serious challenges onto the design and operation of desalination facilities using RO membranes. Workshop attendees will have the unique access to the lessons learned from the operational RO facilities which faced feed water changes and fluctuation challenges. Instructors will share the firsthand practical experience on how these challenges were solved, practical experience which cannot be found in the books.

MON04 Florida Section AWWA-Potable Reuse: Florida's Present and Future
March 2, 2015   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Members: $145 on or before 2/2/2015. $195 on or after 2/3/2015.
Non-members: $245 on or before 2/2/2015. $295 on or after 2/3/2015.
While potable reuse is becoming common in some of the more water stressed regions of the country, full-scale implementation is still in its infancy in the state of Florida. Florida has lead the nation for many years in non-potable reuse and has recently begun to investigate the hurdles of technology and public acceptance associated with potable reuse. This workshop will cover findings of the research and membrane technology testing being conducted on potable reuse by utilities in various regions of the state. It will also cover lessons learned from implementing potable reuse as a total water solution in other states, including perspectives from a full-scale direct potable reuse facility in Texas. Finally, this workshop will explore some of the potable reuse guidelines being developed and their direct applicability to Florida’s future in potable reuse.

MON05 Global Desalination using Green Nano-composite Membranes
March 2, 2015   8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Members: $195 on or before 2/2/2015. $245 on or after 2/3/2015.
Non-members: $295 on or before 2/2/2015. $345 on or after 2/3/2015.
This workshop will address a major technical challenge in membrane technology, mitigation of membrane biofouling due to rejected chemicals and microbes. Most of the research and development in the area of biofouling prevention has focused on pretreatment of the feed water, improved cleaning solutions and cleaning procedures. In this workshop, an international team will discuss the use of biofouling-resistant nanocomposite membranes, from synthesis to macro scale production; investigation and testing membranes performance under different operational conditions.  The international team of experts will discuss green nanoparticle development (University of Rhode Island and Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)), membrane synthesis and characterization (University of Toledo), membrane characterization and scale up (Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech), and implementation and testing (JUST, the Moroccan International Institute for Water and Sanitation, ONEE and Tofail University). The workshop will discuss the use of biofouling-resistant nanocomposite membranes for analysis of brackish and seawater environments. Lunch is included.

Technical Facility Tour

Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant
Tampa, Florida

Friday, March 6, 2015 
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (bus will load at 7:45 a.m.)

Limited seats remaining! Inquire at on-site registration regarding availability.

The Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination plant is a 25 MGD Reverse Osmosis Seawater facility that treats water from the Tampa Bay. The plant is co-located with a power plant and is integrated with the cooling water system.  The facility has extensive pretreatment and post treatment unit operations in addition to first and second pass membrane trains. Learn more.

Travel time from Orlando is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes each way. The tour duration will be between 1-2 hours. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and we recommend that you bring a snack for the bus ride. Photo ID will be required to board the bus.



Preliminary 2015 Schedule of Events

All events take place inside the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.

Monday, March 2

7:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop 1

8:30 a.m.—3:15 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop 2

8:30 a.m.—noon

Pre-Conference Workshop 3

8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop 5

noon—1:00 p.m.

Lunch for full-day workshops

1:00—4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop 4

5:00—6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

5:00—6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, March 3

7:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:40—10:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

10:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30—11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m.—noon

Technical Sessions

noon—1:30 p.m.

Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

1:30—4:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

3:00—3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

4:45—5:15 p.m.

AMTA Membership Meeting

5:15—6:30 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, March 4

7:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m.—noon.

Technical Sessions

10:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00—10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

noon—1:30 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

1:30—4:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

3:00—3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

4:45—5:15 p.m.

"Experts in the Round" Networking Session

5:15—6:30 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, March 5


7:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m.—noon

Technical Sessions

10:00 a.m.—noon

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00—10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

noon—1:30 p.m.


1:30—3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

3:15—3:45 p.m.

Concluding Session and Best Paper Presentation, Best Poster Presentation, Student Best Paper Presentation and Student Best Poster Award Ceremony

Friday, March 6

8:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Technical Facility Tour (bus loads 7:45 a.m.)


Thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors!


View the 2015 Exhibitor List

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring?

2015 conference sponsors

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Alkema - Gold Sponsor

Toray Membrane USA, Inc. - Gold Sponsor

Carollo Engineers, Inc. - Silver Sponsor

CDM Smith - Silver Sponsor

Tetra Tech - Silver Sponsor

Afton Pumps, Inc.  - Bronze Sponsor

Avista Technologies, Inc.  - Bronze Sponsor

Biwater - Bronze Sponsor - Bronze Sponsor

CH2M HILL - Bronze Sponsor

Econity USA, Inc. - Bronze Sponsor

H2O Innovation   - Bronze Sponsor

Leopold - a xylem brand- Bronze Sponsor

Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions, CECO - Program Sponsor

Pall Corporation - Padfolio Sponsor

Victaulic - Program Sponsor

Wigen Water Technologies - Lunch Sponsor

Scinor - Lanyard Sponsor

Evoqua Water Technologies - Registration Sponsorship

Anton Paar - Registration Sponsorship


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