Water Quality & Infrastructure Summit

An Interactive, Online Event for Solving Your Water Quality and Infrastructure Challenges.

The new AWWA Virtual Summit focusing on Water Quality and Infrastructure solutions is a 2 1/2-day, fully interactive online event that delivers premier learning and networking opportunities around the latest in water quality, managing aging infrastructure, utility risk and resilience and much more.

Secure your virtual seat today. Register early before prices increase.

Registration is Open! 

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Registration Rates

   Early Bird
 Member on or   before
 November 27
 Early Bird
 Nonmember on or   before
 November 27
 Member on or   after
 November 28
 Nonmember on or   after
 November 28
 Full Symposium   Registration  $195  $295  $220  $320
 Student Registration  $45   $65  $45  $65
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. Written cancellations received on or before November 27, 2020 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning November 28, 2020, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Substitutes must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (MT) on December 2, 2020. After December 2, 2020, no substitutions will be allowed. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org or fax request to 303.347.0804

Information Release: By registering for this event, you submit your personal contact data such as name, address, and email address to the sponsors who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their services. If you do not wish to receive any emails from our Virtual Summit sponsors you may follow the sponsors opt out or unsubscribe instructions following receipt of an email from them. You will not be able to opt out prior to receiving an initial email from our Virtual Summit sponsors.


Why Attend?

  • Solution-focused educational sessions you can view from your home, office or anywhere you choose to join.
  • Get answers to your critical questions from industry-leading speakers and water sector experts.
  • Chat with like-minded peers and find sponsor solutions in the interactive virtual networking space.
  • Engage at your convenience with session recordings available to you post-event for 30 days.

Full program details will be released soon. Check back for more details.

Session Tracks

Asset Management Planning, Practices and Programs

A successful asset management portfolio contains a range of programs including compre­hensive condition assessment programs, accelerated pre­ventive maintenance programs to keep assets in working condition.  Attendees will hear how planning, programs and practices can help utilities work toward sustainable asset management.

Technology and Intelligent Systems       

Intelligent water networks leverage data and information for an improved and more efficient operation by better measuring, collecting, analyzing and acting on a wide range of events. These data are also important for modeling methodologies including hydraulic modeling, which can enhance infrastructure planning and design by providing the user a closer look at their system behavior.

Practical Applications for Infrastructure

The best method of emergency management is to eliminate the need for it.  Proactive O&M programs, condition assessment, pipe material knowledge and research results help utilities prioritize needs, plan rehabilitation activities and avoid emergency situations.  This track takes a closer look at effective pipe renewal methods, O&M activities for tanks, valve and meters, along with effective water loss control and pipeline corrosion strategies.

Water Utility Infrastructure Management           

Prudent planning for infrastructure rehabilitation, renewal and replacement requires analysis-based estimates of where, when, and how much replacement or expansion is necessary.  Attendees will learn about various planning efforts and hear from funding agencies how to navigate available federal and state funding.  All are key to effective decision-making and successful project outcome.

Utility Risk and Resilience

The frequency of billion-dollar extreme weather events—from hurricanes, flooding, and rising sea levels to droughts, heat waves, and wildfires—has increased dramatically in recent years. Resiliency efforts of water and wastewater utilities not only save lives and taxpayer dollars but also play a key role in preparing cities for the challenges they face from these events. Join experts as they discuss provisions in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 legislation for assessing risk and becoming more resilient.

Managing Lead in Drinking Water           

This track focuses on understanding and reducing the risks posed by lead in distribution systems. The regulation to control lead and copper in drinking water is known as the Lead and Copper Rule and requires systems to monitor drinking water systems.  Hear from the experts on testing evaluations for lead and copper and treatment practices for corrosion control to minimize lead in water distribution systems and explore key issues with lead service line replacement.

Advancements in Water Treatment and Water Quality Monitoring        

This track will introduce you to developments in treatment technology and new ways to use familiar treatment approaches, covering media filtration, UV and advanced oxidation, and sensors for source water monitoring. Attendees will learn about innovative methods for monitoring and removing microplastics from drinking water and real-time monitoring in distribution systems.


This track covers the latest developments in the monitoring and management of waterborne pathogens and cyanobacteria. This track explores biofiltration performance, advancements in cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin analytical methods, and controlling pathogens like Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Mycobacteria. Attend sessions in this track to become familiar with water quality specific topics including monitoring biofilter performance for surface water, groundwater, and wastewater treatment and case studies examining Legionella outbreaks, detection methods, and monitoring strategies.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your AWWA Virtual Summit sponsorship gives you visibility, brand recognition, new prospects, and shows your support for the water sector. 

2020 Prospectus

Opportunities include: 

  • Basic Branding
  • Virtual Profile
  • Topical Track Sponsor (8 available) 
  • Overall Summit Sponsor (1 available) 

Secure your Virtual Summit sponsorship by contacting Sales at sales@awwa.org.