Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition

Water Infrastructure Conference

Oct. 13-16, 2015
Bethesda, Maryland

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It’s time to solve America’s water infrastructure challenges. AWWA’s newest conference is focused on addressing and protecting our asset and infrastructure challenges. With six workshops and five session tracks, this four-day conference and exposition will address water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through comprehensive emergency preparedness efforts, and enhanced security measures.


Registration is now open!

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2015 Registration Rates

Registration Type

Member Early Rate
by Sept. 15

Rate/Standard Rate
after Sept. 15

Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!)
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$595 $770
(includes Wednesday lunch and Wednesday reception)

Thursday/Friday-Only (includes Thursday lunch) $360 $535
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $60 $90
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $355 $355
Exhibits-Only $60 $90
Spouse/Guest Registration
(includes admittance to Wednesday evening reception)
$35 $35
Tuesday full-day Workshops (includes lunch)  $195 $295 
 Tuesday half-day Workshops  $110 $210 

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 9/15/15 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on 9/16/15, 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

Official Conference housing is now closed. If you still need to book your room, please contact the AWWA housing bureau:
1-866-364-9515 or 1-310-590-4736

Atlanta, Georgia

Bethesda North Marriott
5701 Marinelli Rd
North Bethesda, MD 20852
$199 plus tax per night.

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the  phone number above. Reservations made through any other 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 an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Conferences

 View tHE 2015 technical program

Preview the Onsite Program (PDF)

Conference Announcement (PDF)

Check out the 2014 Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition post show report (PDF).


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.


Pre-Conference Workshops

Water Infrastructure Conference workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations require a separate fee.

TUE01 | Cost-Effectively Reduce Leakage: The Water Research Foundation's Component Analysis Tool

Tuesday, October 13
8:00 a.m.–Noon
$110 early member | $210 after September 15, or nonmember

There are two important steps in reducing water losses: 1) Accurately assessing types and volumes of water loss and 2) selecting appropriate intervention activities. Recent research, funded by WaterRF and EPA, provides a utility-tested software tool ("the Model") for achieving both steps. In this workshop, instructors will speak to the benefits of water loss control, introduce the Model, guide attendees through their own use of the Model, and highlight success stories of water loss control.

TUE03 | Water Distribution System Model Calibration Made Easy

Tuesday, October 12
9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. Includes Lunch
$195 early member | $295 after September15, or nonmember

Hydraulic and water quality models of water distribution are widely used to support planning, design and operations decision making. A model is only useful to the extent that it accurately reflects what is occurring in the real world. Calibration of a model is essential to correct errors, build confidence in the results and understand the limitations of the model but is very challenging in most cases. In this workshop, several senior modeling engineers will share their experiences in calibrating the models. They will discuss the data needed for calibration, how to use that data and the pitfalls that modelers can get into if they are not careful. The workshop will be highly interactive with a great deal of discussion between the presenters and the attendees. In spite of the workshop title, model calibration is seldom easy..

TUE04 | Hands-on Development of Asset Management Plans

Tuesday, October 13
9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m. Includes Lunch 
$195 early member | $295 after September15, or nonmember

The AWWA Asset Management Committee has developed this workshop as a key learning opportunity for Asset Management. Development of Asset Management Plans is one of the key elements of Asset Management implementation.  This workshop will combine presentations, interactive exercises, small group discussions and individual productive development with the intention of education attendees on development of an Asset Management Plan and on key asset management concepts that are part of the plan.

TUE05 | AWWA Pipe Manuals of Practice

Tuesday, October 13
1:00 p.m.–5:00p.m.
$110 early member | $210 after September 15, or nonmember

This workshop will provide a brief overview of each of the six AWWA pipe manuals of practice including M41 Ductile Iron Pipe, M11 Steel Water Pipe, M9 Concrete Pressure Pipe, M23 PVC Pipe, M55 PE Pipe, and M45 Fiberglass Pipe. Attendees will learn  how to use an AWWA manual through discussion and case studies demonstrating appropriate use of the manual. Learn from the industry experts.

TUE06 |  Utility Evaluation Tool for Wastewater Renewal/Replacement

Tuesday, October 13
1:00 p.m.–5:00p.m.
$110 early member | $210 after September 15, or nonmember - Workshop limited to 25 people

 A new evaluation tool has been developed to examine financial burden of renewal and replacement of wastewater collection systems. This resource complements the Buried No Longer tool for drinking water and the findings from pilot utilities will be discussed. Participants will be provide the opportunity to apply the tool with sample data or data they bring to the workshop.



Enjoy dedicated exhibit hours, Exhibit Hall Education Sessions, conference luncheons, refreshment breaks and Wednesday evening networking reception—all taking place inside the exhibit hall! 

2015 Exhibitor list

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring?

Your partners in the water industry have solutions to the water and wastewater infrastructure, asset management, technology, and emergency preparedness challenges that utilities face. Networking time in the exhibit hall can be a rich educational experience - join us!


Water Infrastructure Conference at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Bethesda North Marriott.

 Tuesday, October 13
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Full Day Workshops 
 8:00 - Noon  Half-Day Workshops
 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Half-Day Workshops
Wednesday, October 14
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Opening General Session
 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open
 9:30 -10:30 a.m.  Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
 10:30 a.m. - noon
 Special Topic Sessions
 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
 Exhibit Hall Education Sessions
 noon - 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon with Exhibits
 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Technical Sessions
 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Break - Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 Technical Sessions
 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

 Thursday, October 15

 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
 Technical Sessions
 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Exhibit Hall Open
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
 noon - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch with Exhibits
 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Education Sessions
 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   Technical Sessions
 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Refreshment Break
 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 Technical Sessions

 Friday, October 16
 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  Registration open
 8:30 a.m. - noon  Technical Sessions

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

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