Water Quality Technology



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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. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page

Thank you for attending the 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference!

Join us in Dallas, Texas on November 5-9 for the 2023 Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition!

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
$695 $895  $895  $995
(includes Monday lunch and Monday reception)
$435 $635  $635  $735
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $405 $605  $605  $705
Wednesday-Only  $360 $560  $560  $660
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $415 $615  $615  $715
Exhibits-Only $60 $90  $90  $90
Water/Wastewater Utility Employee Exhibits Only
(must be an employee with a Water/Wastewater Utility - will be verified)
$0 n/a  $0  n/a
Spouse/Guest Registration
(non-industry guest access to exhibit hall)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Pre-Conference Workshops (half-day rate) $135 $235  $235  $335
Pre-Conference Workshops (full-day rate) $260 $360  $360  $460
Post-Conference Tours $65 $65  $65  $65
Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated by early-bird deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After deadline, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org.

Future Years

WQTC 2024 - Exact Dates TBD, Schaumburg, Illinois (Northwest Chicago suburbs)
WQTC 2025 - Exact Dates and Location TBD

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.

Technical Program

WQTC features technical oral & poster sessions and a comprehensive exhibit hall dedicated to water quality professionals. 



Conference Facility Tour

WQTC Facility Tour offers an additional opportunity for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the Full Conference registration.

2022 Facility Tour  SOLD OUT
T1 - Richard Miller Treatment Plant/Triple Steam Pumps Tour 
Thursday, November 17th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A tour of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works will include a history of the utility and 200 years of progress in both water distribution and treatment. The tour will take place in a 100-year-old pump station at the Richard Miller Treatment Plant containing four large triple-expansion steam engines and will include a visit to the pump floor where you will stand six feet beneath the floor of the Ohio River.


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. 

WQTC23 Floor Plan

Reserve Your Booth Online

Exhibitor Service Center



The Call for Abstracts is now open. Call for Abstracts will be open until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Any submissions provided after the call closes will not be accepted.

AWWA is solcitiong abstracts covering the following topics:

  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern (except PFAS)
  • Water Reuse
  • Advanced Treatment Technologies (including membranes and AOP)
  • Biological Treatment Technologies / Microbiology
  • Distribution Systems
  • Premise Plumbing
  • Water Quality and Monitoring
  • Lead/Copper and Corrosion Control
  • PFAS
  • Disinfection By-Products
  • Source Water Protection
  • Conventional Treatment (including chemical/physical treatment)
  • Waterborne Pathogens
  • Other Water Quality and Treatment Topics


Conference Policies


As part of your event registration, personal contact data such as name, address, and email were collected and may be used by AWWA Show Management and approved third parties affiliated with ACE. See AWWA privacy policy (awwa.org/privacy) for additional information. As a reminder, by allowing your badge to be scanned by exhibitors for lead retrieval, you are providing your full contact information (address, email, phone, etc.) to the exhibitors.

While AWWA has taken care to ensure the qualifications of speakers, presenters, and moderators at this conference, the opinions, comments, and other views made by a participant in his/her presentation(s) are not necessarily those of AWWA nor its officers, directors, planning committee, or staff.

By registering for this event, conference participants agree to allow AWWA to use their likeness in any AWWA-related production or publication, including, but not limited to, emails, social media posts, printed materials, videos, and websites. Additionally, participants agree to receive show-related and promotional emails from conference hosts and exhibitors through a third-party distributor. At no time, however, will attendees' email addresses be sold or otherwise directly disclosed to exhibitors or conference vendors.

AWWA Member Code of Practice prohibits sexual harassment, and inappropriate sexual conduct at conferences, seminars and events. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including jokes and innuendo. Any person who believes a violation of the Member Code of Practice or any other misconduct has occurred should report to the AWWA Director of Human Resources, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, or any Presidential Officer. AWWA prohibits retaliation against any AWWA staff, volunteer, member, conference participants, or other person for making a complaint under AWWA policy or for assisting in a complaint investigation.

AWWA encourages the use of social media during our conferences and events. Filming or live streaming of any presentation, session or exhibit hall booth is prohibited without the permission of the presenter or exhibitor. Additionally, if you are unsure about whether it’s appropriate to post a picture or quote, please speak with the presenter or exhibitor to request their permission prior to posting. Violation may result in confiscation of the media and removal from the event. This policy is intended to protect the intellectual property and hard work of both our presenters and exhibitors. AWWA’s conference proceedings will contain all presentations and additional materials provided by the presenters who wish to have their information published. Attendees are asked to be respectful of their colleagues by turning off or silencing all mobile devices before entering meeting rooms.


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