Membrane Technology




Membrane Technology Conference

The AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit the MTC COVID-19 resources page

That's a wrap! 

Thank you to all who joined us in West Palm Beach, Florida for the 2024 AMTA-AWWA Membrane Technology Conference! 

Stay tuned for 2025! 

Who attends MTC?

  • Consultants and Contractors
  • Designers
  • Professors and students
  • Federal, state and municipal management and executives
  • Local, state and federal regulators
  • International audience
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors
  • Operators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Water and wastewater engineers
  • Water utility plant management and executives

2024 Registration Rates

Registration Type
*Subject to change
Member Early Rate Nonmember Early Rate
Member Late  Rate Nonmember Late Rate
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition, meals, networking events;
does not include workshops
$865 $1,080 $920 $1,135
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $110 $110 $110 $110
Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $435 $540 $500 $595
Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff) $105 $105 $105 $105
Pre-Conference Workshops (half day)  $165 $238 $190 $290
Technical Facility Tours $45 $95 $55 $105

Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!

AMTA Membership Information  |   AWWA Membership Information 

Conference Policies & Code of Conduct

Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated on or before 2/2/2024 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After 2/2/2024 cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to

For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit the MTC COVID-19 resources page


Technical Program

Each year the AMTA-AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition features technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, facility tours, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Attendees explore how the latest developments in technology can enhance water reliability and quality through membrane filtration, reuse, desalting, RO/NF/MF/UF and MBR for water treatment. The MTC planning committee is excited to share another outstanding technical program in 2024 - details coming soon!

2024 Schedule at-a-Glance

2024 Technical Program and Proceedings

Conference Topics include

  • Membrane Development, Research, and Innovation
  • Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Management
  • Reuse
  • Project Planning and Design
  • Membrane Filtration Applications 
  • Planning and Operations
  • Concentrate Management
  • Seawater Desalination

Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours 

Workshops and Facility Tours offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Additional Registration and fees are required, these items are not included in the full conference registration. 

Monday, March 4, 2024
PCW01 - Back to Basics
8:30 am - Noon

Back to Basics enables attendees to prepare themselves for the full MTC. Ideal for first time attendees and those new to the field of membrane technology, "Back to Basics" gives the audience exposure to membrane experts and knowledge in a focused forum. Discussion will include fundamentals of microfiltration, untrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis.

PCW02 - Desalination of Seawater
8:30 am - Noon

This workshop provides an overview of seawater desalination based on upcoming revisions to the AWWA Manual of Practice M61 Desalination of Seawater. The session will include an overview of desalination in the United States and globally and will cover topics such as treatment technologies, environmental impacts, procurement approaches, operations and maintenance and the cost of desalination. The session is intended for those considering seawater as a water supply alternative, or anyone curious to understand how the implementation of seawater desalination differs from other drought-proof water supply alternatives.

PCW03 - Concentrate Management and PFAS: Regulatory Impacts, Operational Guidance, Treatment/Destruction Technologies
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

While membrane technology was identified by EPA as an appropriate treatment technology to remove PFAS from drinking water, questions remain regarding how the recently proposed drinking water MCLs will directly, or indirectly impact management of PFAS-laden concentrate.

This workshop will provide attendees with a variety of education and guidance with topics including:

  • How drinking water MCLs could have regulatory implications on deep injection well systems
  • Impacts/status around hazardous classification of PFAS residuals and impacts to concentrate
  • Guidance around sampling locations and analytical methods. This is critical as current drinking water test methods may not always be appropriate when testing for PFAS in membrane concentrate
  • Challenges associated with removing PFAS from concentrate using treatment such as GAC or IX
  • PFAS destruction technology and its application to membrane concentrate
PCW04 - The Florida Approach to Potable Reuse
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This workshop will provide relevant information to utilities and professionals interested in implementing potable reuse to meet future water supply needs. Many utilities in Florida have invested in pilot and demonstration-scale potable reuse projects. This workshop will highlight different approaches being considered for potable reuse in compliance with Florida's draft potable reuse regulations. Speakers will discuss key issues and lessons learned, followed by an open panel discussion.
Monday, March 4, 2024

T1 - Multi Stop Tour: Palm Beach County Water Utilities District - Sold Out

8:30 am - Noon
In this multi-stop tour, we will be visiting the Palm Beach County Water Treatment Plant 3 (Plant 3), make a brief stop at the Green Cay Water Purification Facility (Green Cay WPF), and finally tour the Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands.
Water Treatment Plant 3 is a 30 mgd membrane plant treating groundwater from the Biscayne aquifer. It is one of five drinking water treatment plants operated by Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department. The Green Cay Water Purification Facility is a 2 mgd advanced treatment plant currently under construction, which will use ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation to purify recycled water from the adjacent Southern Regional Water Reclamation Facility. The water will be used to supply a 50-acre lake and recreational facilities, and recharging the groundwater. The existing Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands were built in 2004 and utilize secondary effluent to supply 100 acres of wildlife habitat, supporting 150 species of birds and hosting 1.5 miles of boardwalks for visitors.
T2 - Seacoast Utility Authority: Hood Road Water Treatment Plant
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Seacoast Utility Authority - The Hood Road Water Treatment Plant is a 30.5 mgd drinking water treatment plant, comprised of 26 mgd of nanofiltration treating local surficial aquifer water, 3.5 mgd of reverse osmosis treating Floridan Aquifer water, and 1 mgd of pretreated surficial aquifer blend water. The plant produces water that was awarded the "Best of the Best" drinking water title in a 2022 FSAWWA blind taste test.
T3 - City of Lake Worth Beach: Lake Worth Beach Water Treatment Plant
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City of Lake Worth Beach - The Lake Worth Beach Water Treatment Plant is a 17.4 mgd facility that combines lime softening (12.9 mgd) with RO (4.5 mgd). The lime softening facility treats a blend of surficial and Biscaune aquifer water, while the RO treats brackish water from the Floridan aquifer. The two product waters are blended to produce a high-quality finished water that is low in TDS and hardness and stable for distribution.

Certificates of Completion

AMTA-AWWA will provide Certificates of Completion for sessions & workshops. Use the conference Mobile App to track your session attendance by downloading “AWWA Events” from your app store, then entering posted Check-in & Check-out codes at the beginning and conclusion of each session.

Mobile App Tutorial Video

How to access Certificates of Completion

Important Note: All approvals are at the discretion of your licensing agency, and a Certificate of Completion does not guarantee that your agency will award you credit. It is the individual's responsibility to contact the licensing agency to confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit. Visit to learn more.

Please allow 30-60 days for certificate processing time. For login assistance, call 800.926.7337 or email For certificate discrepancies or continuing education questions, email

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

The Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition is the premier event for membrane technology and applications in North America. Each year, MTC offers a wide variety of sponsorship packages and exhibitor opportunities to enhance your company's exposure and visibility throughout the conference. 

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the membrane industry.

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2024 Resources:



For questions about reserving exhibit space, sponsorships, advertising, or membership please contact AWWA Sales.

Companies Starting with 0-9 and A-I

Donna Walstrom - Sales Manager

Companies Starting with J-Z

Eddie Quinn - Sales Manager

For general exhibitor questions, including logistics, rules and regulations, badge registration, facilities, scheduling, and special needs, contact AWWA Exhibit Services

Speaker Portal

All presenters have access to the MTC24 Speaker Portal. In this portal, speakers can accept their presentation, sign the Creative Commons form, submit their manuscript and submit their PowerPoint presentation.

Access the Speaker Portal

Presenters please note: Manuscripts are no longer required to present a podium presentation at the Membrane Technology Conference. However, we will still be awarding the MTC Best Paper Award and MTC Best Student Paper Award at the end of the conference. To submit a manuscript for the MTC Best Paper and MTC Best Student Paper Award, please upload in the manuscript portion of the Speaker Portal by February 5, 2024. To view manuscript guidelines please view the Manuscript Guidelines Document. 
Please review information below carefully and contact us with any questions.

MTC 2024 Deadline Dates

Missing these deadlines can result in your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA and AWWA thank you in advance for being mindful of submission dates and requirements.

Presenter Deadlines

  • Accept or Decline Presentation by Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Sign Creative Commons Form by Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Best Award Only - Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by  Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Poster Presentations are due by Thursday, February 1, 2024. Review Poster Guidelines
  • Presentations are due by Thursday, February 1, 2024

Presenter Guidelines

  • All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC Manuscript Guidelines
  • All papers/manuscripts will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee. 
  • During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA asks that you adhere to any requests and make changes within the time frame given.
  • Download the Creative Commons form.
  • Submit your Paper and/or Manuscript through your Speaker Portal or directly to AMTA Administrative Coordinator.

PowerPoint Presentations

  • All PowerPoint Presentations are required to use the MTC PowerPoint Template and follow the MTC PowerPoint Guidelines. Out of respect for our members and attendees, presentations must not be commercial in nature. Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom corner only on the first and last slide. Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high. 

  • Presenters are required use the MTC PowerPoint Template

  • All Presentations will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee. During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA ask that you adhere to the request and make the changes within the time frame given. Once your presentation gains final approval from the moderator or similar, you will need to contact AWWA to make any changes.

  • PowerPoint Presentations are due by date listed above. Please be timely. 

  • Submit your PowerPoint Presentation through your Speaker Portal or AMTA Administrative Coordinator.

To allow sufficient time for your materials to be reviewed, AMTA/AWWA ask that you follow the guidelines and meet all the deadline dates above. Missing important deadlines can result in your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA/AWWA thank you in advance for your staying mindful of submission dates and requirements.

Moderator Requirements

  • The planning committee will be recruiting moderators for the Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. As a moderator, you are required to reach out to the presenters in your session to ensure they are on track to present and provide their materials on-time for your review and approval. You are required to review in advance all papers and PowerPoints that are included in your session. Keep your eyes open for additional communications and deadline schedules:

  • During your review, you should check all papers and PowerPoints for items: accuracy, logos, sales pitches, slide readability, graphics, and disparaging remarks, etc. and provide presenters feedback on updating or enhancing their papers and PowerPoints.

  • For Best Paper Award Only - Presenters will submit their papers/manuscripts by January 5, 2024; you will then have a short window of time to review them. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.

  • Presenters will submit their PowerPoints by Thursday, February 1, 2024; you will then have a short window of time to review them. Please begin your review as soon as possible. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.  

  • Moderators are required to attend a training webinar, where we cover how to log in to your Speaker Portal and access presenters’ papers/manuscripts and PowerPoints for review.

  • Onsite, moderators are required to: introduce each presenter in their assigned session, keep presenters on-time, and facilitate audience questions.

Please make sure you adhere to these Moderator Guidelines. If you are unable to meet these requirements, please email AMTA Administrative Coordinator. and asked to be removed as a moderator.
We thank you for your time and effort, see you in West Palm Beach!!

MTC Awards: Call for Nominations!

Robert O. Vernon Award - Membrane Plant Operator Award
Membrane Facility Award

Please visit the forms below for a description of each award, and to submit your nominations.

MTC Operator of the Year

MTC Facility of the Year

Congratulations to all winners! Past Awardee Information

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!


Thank you to our 2024 Media Collaborators!