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 now open! 

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Join water professionals from around the world to exchange the latest research, information and technology for improving water quality. Participate in an unparalleled technical program, build professional relationships, and discover the latest innovations in water quality technology and services.

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.

Hotel & Travel Information

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

Register by October 3, 2019 for early rates! 

2019 WQTC Registration Rates
Non member 
Non member 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$665 $845  $845  $945
(includes Monday lunch and Monday reception)
$590  $590  $695
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $360 $545  $545  $645
Wednesday-Only  $330 $515  $515  $615
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $35  $35  $35
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $400 $400  $400  $400
Exhibits-Only $60 $90  $90  $90
Spouse/Guest Registration
(non-industry guest access to exhibit hall)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours Costs 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 10/4/19 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. 

Hotel Information

Sheraton Dallas 
400 N Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201 

All conference events will take place at the Sheraton Dallas. AWWA has negotiated a room block at a rate of $179/night + taxes. Room block will close on October 3, or when sold out, whichever happens first. Reserve your room today!

2019 Program now available

2019 Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours

Additional fee and registration required 

Pre-Conference Workshops - Sunday, November 3, 2019

PCW01 - Algae and Cyanobacteria Blooms: Track, Identify and Predict Treatment
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Offsite workshop; lunch and transportation included
Cyanobacteria have the potential to produce harmful toxins which can cause adverse health effects in humans and animals. Skills are needed to assess a bloom situation. Participants will gain practical skills in the use of online multi-probe systems, microscopic identification, and CyanoTox., a predictive treatment model. These tools are needed to assess the risk of a toxic cyanobacteria bloom.
PCW02 - Is My Biofilter Healthy and Happy? 
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Offsite workshop; lunch, transportation and site tour included
While biofiltration is widely used across North America, filter health assessment and biofilter monitoring is conducted in an ad-hoc fashion. Thus, the AWWA Biological Drinking Water Treatment Committee has developed a preconference workshop focused on providing attendees an understanding of best practices and tools/equipment utilized for filter health assessment and biofilter monitoring. This workshop will include a 1-hour tour of the Bachman Water Treatment Plant.
PCW03 - Building Water Quality: Issues, Research and the way Forward for Public Health Protection
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - noon
Building water quality (WQ) is a public health concern. WQ within a building can decline rapidly due to stagnation, residual loss, temperature, etc. Legionnaires’ disease, the #1 cause of WBDOs in the US, results from poor WQ management in buildings. This workshop will cover these issues and provide evidence-based control strategies to maintain the building WQ at the level supplied by the utility.

Technical Facility Tours -  Sunday, November 3 and Thursday, November 7, 2019

T1 Westside Water Treatment Plant (Sunday tour)
Sunday 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closed toe shoes and ID required
Fort Worth’s Westside Water Treatment Plant uses conventional treatment plus ozone and low-pressure membranes to treat 15 million gallons a day of drinking water. The plant is the newest and the smallest in the Fort Worth system, which has five drinking water plants with a capacity of 500 MGD. The Westside WTP came online in 2012 with a capacity of 12 MGD. It will meet the city’s growing demands, particularly with the development of the 7,200 acre Walsh Ranch. The plant was designed to be easily and quickly expanded to 36 MGD. through the addition of granular filter media and membrane racks.

T2 Fort Worth Zoo Behind the scenes - includes admission and tour (Thursday tour)
Thursday Full Day
Come take a behind the scenes tour of the 4th ranked zoo in the nation! What started in 1909 as only a lion, two bear cubs, one alligator, coyote, peacock and a few rabbits has developed into a nationally ranked zoo with over 7,000 animals on site. This behind the scenes tour will cover two of the zoo's operating water treatment systems. Including the gharial pool water treatment system composed of sand filters, ozone treatment, a boiler and chiller. Followed by a tour of the more complicated hippo water treatment system which includes four pools connected to one filtration system. These four pools mix through screen filters that remove large debris from the water, and then pass through sand filtration and ozone treatment. Depending on construction progress, attendees may also have the opportunity to learn about the Elephant Springs system comprised of a 420,000 gallon pool that is treated using screen filters, drum filters, sand filters, ozone treatment, and chlorine injection. Spend the day at the zoo while learning about the Fort Worth Zoo's innovative water treatment systems.

T3 Dallas World Aquarium Tour - includes admission and tour (Thursday tour)
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - noon
The Dallas World Aquarium opened in 1992 and was later expanded in 1996 and 2004. Spend the day seeing marine life from the Tasman and Red Seas, Great Barrier Reef and the South Pacific Ocean as you learn about water quality during a behind the scenes tour of the facility. 

T4 North Texas Municipal Water District Wetlands Project (Thursday tour)
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - noon
This man-made wetland acts as a large-scale recycling project, diverting treated wastewater (effluent) flows and filtering it naturally before it is returned to blend with other water supplies for future treatment and use. The aquatic plants and sunlight filter the water naturally, removing sediment, heavy metals and other pollutants. After being cleansed by the wetlands, the water is pumped through a 42-mile pipeline back to Lavon Lake.

Visit the WQTC Exhibit Hall!

The WQTC exhibit hall showcases the latest in water quality technology and services with more than 60 targeted exhibitors and dedicated exhibit hall time. Attendees will enjoy extensive networking opportunities, poster sessions, attendee luncheons, refreshment breaks, and receptions—all taking place inside the exhibit hall!

Current Exhibitor List & Floor Plan

Exhibit Hall Education Sessions

Attendees earn CEUs by attending! These Exhibit Hall Education Sessions encourage attendees to visit participating exhibitors in a coordinated program to learn and earn CEUs/PDHs. Attendees will gather at participating booths at designated times for the sessions, and exhibitor representatives will each have 15 minutes to give their presentation. Exhibitors - watch your emails for instructions on how to get your chance to participate!
Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at WQTC? See Exhibit/Sponsor Tab for details.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

AWWA offers a wide variety of sponsorship 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 industry of water quality. 2019 Booths sales have begun - join us in Dallas! 


Exhibit Booth Application
Floor Plan & Current Exhibitor List
Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus
Sponsorship Application

Already exhibiting? 

Visit the Exhibitorzone in August 2019 to access the exhibitor service manual and other resources to prepare for a successful exhibit experience. For all exhibit & sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Exhibit Services.

The Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition is the premier event for water quality solutions in North America - be there! 


Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

Access the Speaker Portal

  • Creative Commons Agreements are accessible thru your speaker portal

Please visit Plan your presentation for guidelines, responsibilities and additional information.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Education Services



2019 Sponsors



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