The 2020 International Symposium on Biological Treatment will explore the latest developments in biotreatment technology, operations and monitoring strategies. This symposium will dissect the benefits of engineered and passive biological systems from both the research and utility perspectives.
The Biological Treatment Symposium immediately follows the International Symposium on Potable Reuse, and special joint registration rates are offered.
Register Online or fill out the Registration form
International attendees: Do you need a letter of invitation from AWWA? Submit the request form. Requests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register.
Who attends the Symposium?
• Water Treatment Professionals
• Local, state, and federal government agencies
• Academics & Students
• Scientists & Researchers
• Industry Consultants
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and faxed or mailed to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations postmarked/fax-dated by January 17, 2020 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing.
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The Biological Treatment Symposium will feature case studies on how utilities are implementing new and improved biological treatment to solve water challenges. Sessions will address ways to meet regulatory requirements and ensure public health during design and implementation. A post-symposium facility tour is also available.
Note: The Potable Reuse Symposium is February 10-11. The co-located Biological Treatment Symposium is February 12-13.
Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the W Atlanta Hotel.
Shoal Creek Filter Plant & F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
Friday, February 14, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$105 Includes lunch & transportation
The tour begins at Gwinnett County Shoal Creek Filter Plant's (SCFP) ozone disinfection system, sized for 1-log removal credit of Cryptosporidium using three 2400 lbs/day ozone generators, a sidestream injection downflow tube ozone dissolution system, and two 1 million-gallon serpentine baffled contactors. SCFP also houses two pilot plants used to conduct applied research and to optimize treatment processes. The tour then travels to F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, one of the largest ozone and membrane wastewater treatment facilities in the world, with the ability to process up to 60 million gallons of wastewater per day. The facility includes traditional wastewater treatment processes followed by chemical clarifiers, ultrafiltration membranes, pre-ozone, biologically active carbon filters, and final ozone to produce very high-quality reclaimed water that is returned to Lake Lanier, the water supply for Gwinnett County and many other Atlanta metropolitan communities.
W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
All events will take place at the W Atlanta Downtown. A conference rate of $179 plus taxes per night is available thru 1/17/2020, or until sold-out. Please book early!
The Biological Treatment Symposium is February 12-13. The co-located Potable Reuse Symposium is February 10-11.
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Ideally located in downtown Atlanta, The W Atlanta–Downtown hotel offers an upscale, urban experience immersed in the historic center city, with easy airport access and varied dining options. The hotel’s modern bright and colorful lights with glass facades welcome you to Atlanta.
The International Symposium on Biological Treatment offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to enhance your company's impact and visibility throughout the event.
We invite your company to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available below. Being a sponsor is a great way to leverage your presence at the event, increase your brand awareness, and put your organization’s name in front of all Symposium attendees.
Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in developments in biological treatment for water.
For sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Sales.
The 2020 Call for Abstracts is now closed. Notifications will be emailed in Fall 2019.
Call for Abstracts Topics
Please visit Presentation Responsibilities & Guidelines for additional guidelines, responsibilities and best practices to aid in preparing your presentation.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Education Services.