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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. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.
Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated by Friday, October 5, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After October 5, 2023 cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WQTC 2024 - November 17-21, Schaumburg, Illinois (Northwest Chicago suburbs)
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.
WQTC featured technical oral & poster sessions and a comprehensive exhibit hall dedicated to water quality professionals.
2023 Technical Program & Proceedings
2023 Schedule at-a-Glance
Workshops and Facility Tours offered additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning.
Workshops - Sunday, November 5, 2023
PCW01 - Tools to Better Diagnose and Characterize T&O and Other Aesthetic Water Quality Issues
This workshop will provide comprehensive understanding of sensory and analytical methods used for T&O analyses along with hands-on experience with the Attribute Rating Test (ART), a simplified sensory method that is a good option for operators with little laboratory training, when compared to others like Flavor Profile Analysis. Attendees will also learn about how utilities use these methods to proactively monitor and optimize their treatment to maintain consistent aesthetic water quality, with case studies from Philadelphia, PA, Wichita Falls, TX, and Aurora, CO.
PCW02 - Identification, Monitoring, and Treatment of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Water Supply Systems
Cyanobacteria in water have the potential to produce harmful toxins which can cause adverse health effects in humans and animals. This workshop will provide participants with practical skills in the development of monitoring programs, toxin testing procedures, and modeling options for treatment strategies to control algal blooms and resultant toxins in water supplies using the CyanoTOX V4 tool.
PCW03 - Attributes of Successful Water Utility Research Programs
This workshop will discuss the findings of WRF #5166, Framework for the Development of a Utility Research Program, which identified attributes of successful utility research programs. Utility representatives will share details of their diverse programs, including their drivers, organizational structure, funding, research prioritization, communication, experiences, and lessons learned.
Facility Tour - Thursday, November 9, 2023
Bachman Water Treatment Plant
During this tour discover the history of Bachman Water Treatment Plant and Dallas Water Utilities. The tour will walk visitors through each of the processes, including ozone disinfectant, conventional treatment, and Biological Filtration. While in the ozone facility, discuss and view recent improvements to the ozone process including new ozone generators and power supply units. Following the ozonation process, attendees will view our Operations Control Room and walk through the conventional treatment process. During our tour of the biological filters, we will discuss our operational experiences and an ongoing study with the biofiltration enhancements, hydrogen peroxide and phosphate.
WQTC23 Social Presented by Texas Section AWWA
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Statler Hotel | 1914 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Everyone is welcome to join the local host Tuesday night - enjoy music, drinks, pool, bowling, ping pong and more!
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Student Poster Sessions
Monday, November 6 | 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Visit with student poster presenters as they present their cutting edge, water-related research. Posters are located in the Exhibit Hall.
Student & YP Networking Reception
Monday, November 6 | 6:30 pm
The Exchange Hall - First Floor Private Dining Room | 211 S. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202
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.
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How to access Certificates of Completion
Please allow 30-60 days for certificate processing time. For login assistance, call 800.926.7337 or email email@example.com. For certificate discrepancies or continuing education questions, email EducationServices@awwa.org.
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WQTC23 Floor Plan
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The 2024 Water Quality Technology Conference will take place November 17-20, 2024 in Schaumberg, IL
Call for Abstracts will be open until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Any submissions provided after the call closes will not be accepted.
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