Water Quality Technology


Water Quality Technology Conference

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

Join us in 2024! 

Schaumburg, Illinois (near Chicago O'Hare Airport)
November 17-20, 2024
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

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 
Late  Non member 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$695 $895  $895  $995
Monday-Only (includes Monday lunch & reception) $435 $635  $635  $735
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $405 $605  $605  $705
Wednesday-Only  $360 $560  $560  $660
Exhibits Only $60 $90 $90 $90
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $415 $615  $615  $715
Spouse/Guest Registration
(non-industry guest access to exhibit hall)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Facility Tour $65 $65  $65  $65



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 service@awwa.org

Conference Policies & Code of Conduct

Future Years

WQTC 2024 - November 17-21, 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.

Technical Program

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

Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours 

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!

Click Here for more details.


Student & Young Professional Program Highlights

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

Certificates of Completion

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 awwa.org/credits to learn more.

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

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in developments in Water Quality Technology. We invite your company to build brand awareness, build relationships and generate leads.

WQTC24 Floor Plan

Reserve Your Booth Online

WQTC24 Exhibitor Hub

Exhibitor Listing

WQTC24 Exhibitor Instructions


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 exhibitormail@awwa.org

The 2024 Call For Abstracts is Now Closed. Notifications will be sent June 2024.

The 2024 Water Quality Technology Conference will take place November 17-20, 2024 in Schaumburg, IL




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