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

Registration now open!

If you require a registration form, please reach out to AWWA Customer Service at service@awwa.org.

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

WQTC Registration Rates
Early - On or Before 10/14/2022
Non member 
Early - On or Before 10/14/2022
Late - After 10/14/2022
Non member 
Late After - 10/14/2024
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$675 $865  $865  $965
Monday-Only (includes Monday lunch & reception) $425 $610  $610  $710
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $395 $580  $580  $680
Wednesday-Only  $350 $535  $535  $635
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $405 $590  $590  $690
Spouse/Guest Registration
(non-industry guest access to exhibit hall)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Facility Tour
Richard Miller Treatment Plant & Triple Steam Pumps
$60 $60  $60  $60



Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted.  All cancellations dated by October 14, 2022 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee.  After October 14, 2022 cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome.  Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org or fax requests to 303.347.0804. 

Future Years

WQTC 2023 - November 5-9, Dallas, Texas
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 now available

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



All WQTC22 conference events will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 

2022 Conference 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.

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

Greater Cincinnati Water Works will offer a walk-through tour of the Richard Miller Treatment Plant’s major treatment process buildings. This will also include a short presentation by ORSANCO - the Interstate Compact organization dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the water quality for the interstate waters of the Ohio River Basin.


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. 

2022 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus  

WQTC22 Floor Plan

Reserve Your Booth Online




Book your room today!

Cincinnati stands ready to welcome the 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference in November! All conference events will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Book your room today for the group rate of $169/night+taxes (excluding $17 resort fee). This room block will close on October 14, or when sold out, whichever comes first.

Hotel Information

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, USA

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located in the heart of Cincinnati across the street from the renovated Fountain Square Entertainment District, the hotel is just one short block from the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Hilton is also within the Carew Tower complex with shops and restaurants and within walking distance of 70+ additional restaurants, shops, and attractions. Visit cincinnatiusa.com to learn about all the exciting things to do & see in this vibrant city!


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 Connections Housing/Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureaus, please email awwaconferences@awwa.org.

Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present at the 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference.

Access your Speaker Portal here.  The portal will allow you to manage the following tasks –

  • Accept and confirm presentation
  • Update contact information (upload photo, include Social Media information and include bio for introduction)
  • Sign Creative Commons Form - Required to be included in Proceedings
  • Proceeding materials - Due November 24, 2022
  • PowerPoint Template

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

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


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.