Embracing Our Differences


The Transformative Issues Symposium brings together water sector professionals from across North America to discuss the most important and challenging issues of our times. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page. 

Join us in 2022!

A robust and diverse workforce is essential to water sector resilience. The 2022 Transformative Issues Symposium (TIS22) will feature honest and practical conversations about the water sector workforce.  TIS22 will cover a range of topics including: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), data and benchmarking, best practices in recruitment and retention, the role innovation and technology play in the water workforce, and the expected (and unexpected) benefits that a diverse and engaged workforce can bring to utilities, communities, and the water sector ecosystem as a whole. 
August 1-3, 2022 Cincinnati, Ohio
Registration opens this spring!

Hotel Information 

All Symposium events will take place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. 

A conference rate of $159 plus taxes per night has been arranged for AWWA attendees - Reserve today!

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 
35 West Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati, Ohio

Join us in one of the coolest cities in the country! 

There's always something happening in Cincinnati. Check out this guide to see all the city has to offer while you're not in sessions.  


Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link 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.

The Call for Abstracts for TIS22 is now closed! Accepted presentations will be notified by early-mid April 2022. For questions or issues concerning TIS22, please contact Education Services



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