Water Quality Technology


The premier conference for water quality professionals around the world!

This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.

Registration will open in the Spring!

Who attends WQTC?

Water Quality specialists Treatment plant managers Local & Federal Government
Scientists Engineers Academics & Students
Lab personnel Researchers Water Utility Managers
Distributors & Manufacturers Consultants Regulators


Sample WQTC Registration Rates (subject to change)
Non member 
Non member 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$675 $875  $875  $975
(includes Monday lunch and Monday reception)
$425 $625  $625  $725
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $395 $595  $595  $695
Wednesday-Only  $350 $550  $550  $650
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $405 $605  $605  $705
Exhibits-Only $60 $60  $60  $60
Spouse/Guest Registration
(non-industry guest access to exhibit hall)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours Prices vary
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 early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations after deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing.

Photo and Information Release: By registering for this event, you agree to allow AWWA to use your photo in any AWWA-related publication or website. Registrants may receive show-related and promotional emails from exhibitors. AWWA uses a third party for this service, and at no time was your email disclosed to exhibitors. 

Welcome to Tacoma, Washington! 

All conference events will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce
Tacoma, WA 98402
AWWA has secured room blocks at the following hotels. Housing will open in the Spring:
  • Hotel Murano (HQ Hotel)
    1320 Broadway
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Marriott Tacoma 
    1538 Commerce Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown
    1515 Commerce Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402
Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link provided by AWWA. 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.

Future Years

WQTC 2022 - November 13-17, Cincinnati, Ohio
WQTC 2023 - November 5-9, Dallas, Texas
WQTC 2024 - Exact Dates TBD, Schaumburg, Illinois (Northwest Chicago suburbs)

International attendees: Do you need a letter of invitation from AWWA? Submit the request formRequests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register.


The 2021 Call For Abstracts is Open!

Click here to submit an abstract.

Call for Abstract Topics

Speaking at a conference offers increased networking opportunities, additional company exposure, and the chance to expand your individual influence. Please note that submissions provided after the call closes will not be accepted.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email Education Services or call 800.926.7337.


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For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conference and Education Group.