Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition - Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2017 | Houston, Texas

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 workshops, tours 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.


The 2017 Call for abstracts is open.

Submit an abstract

The Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition taking place in Houston, Texas, October 30 to November 2, 2017 is now openPlease submit your abstract by 4 p.m. MST on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Contact Education Services or call 303.347.6181 if you have questions regarding abstract submission.

Conference Registration

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Water Infrastructure Conference. Registration and housing will open in April.

Hotel Information

Westin Gallaria Houston
5060 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77056
With endless shopping, dining, and entertainment just steps away, The Westin Galleria Houston is the ideal Houston hotel offering comfort, convenience and a great location.

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. 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 Lodging

Water Infrastructure Conference at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Westin Galleria Houston
 Monday, October 30
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:00 - Noon  Half-Day Workshops
 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Half-Day Workshops
Tuesday, October 31
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

 Wednesday, November 1

 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

 Thursday, November 2
 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  Registration open
 8:30 a.m. - noon  Technical Sessions


 Review the 2016 technical program to see what you may have missed.

Online Technical Program

 WIC Onsite Program (PDF)

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings will be available online to all full-conference registrants. Approximately, six weeks after the conference, a URL will be emailed to full-conference attendees to access the proceedings.

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


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!

2016 Exhibitor list

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? We have already begun booths sales for 2017, please visit our Exhibitor & Sponsor Resources page for more information.

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