Water Quality Technology


UPDATE: Due to concerns around COVID19, workshops and tours will not be taking place this year. The tours would have taken place on Thursday, November 11. The Exhibit Hall will still be opening at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 7. With these changes, the dates of the conference are now November 7-10.

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, current cancellation policy, 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

Water Quality Technology Conference COVID-19 Procedures

AWWA is committed to protecting public health. Together with the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, the conference hotels and in consideration of guidance and information shared by the CDC, and local government requirements & guidance, we are planning for the following:

  • All conference participants are required to wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) while in WQTC21 events, sessions, exhibit hall or meeting space. Show Management will have masks available as needed.
  • Physical distancing encouraged
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • AWWA Show Management, Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Conference Hotel Associates will continue to wear masks
  • When picking up your badge, you will be required to accept the Waiver review and release to obtain attendance

Sample WQTC Registration Rates (subject to change)
Early - On or Before 11/5/2021
Non member 
Early - On or Before 11/5/2021
Late - After 11/5/2021
Non member 
Late After - 11/5/2021
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$675 $875  $875  $975
(includes Monday lunch and Monday reception)
$425 $625  $625  $725
Tuesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $395 $595  $595  $695
Wednesday-Only  $350 $550  $550  $650
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $405 $605  $605  $705
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 & Tours Not Available



Cancellation Policy: For attendees canceling due to COVID-19, AWWA will apply 2021 paid registration fees to the following year's conference. A refund of dollars paid will be processed upon request. AWWA shall not be liable for any expenses incurred. Substitution registrations are welcome. To apply for the substitution registration or transfer or refund of fees, submit your cancelation request in writing to service@awwa.org

For COVID-19 Resources and information on safety at AWWA conferences, please click here.

Future Years

WQTC 2022 - November 13-17, Cincinnati, Ohio
WQTC 2023 - November 5-9, Dallas, Texas
WQTC 2024 - Exact Dates TBD, 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.


2021 Technical Program

WQTC features technical oral & poster sessions and a comprehensive exhibit hall dedicated to water quality professionals. Join us in 2021 as we address pressing issues in water quality.


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. 

2021 Resources:

Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus
Floor Plan & Current Exhibitor List





For COVID-19 Resources and information on safety at AWWA conferences, please click here.

Welcome to Tacoma, Washington! 

All conference events will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

AWWA has secured room blocks at the following hotels. Book your room today for the group rates at each of the following hotels (Room Blocks may vary by hotel). These room block will close October 15, or when sold out, whichever comes first.

  • Hotel Murano (HQ Hotel)
    1320 Broadway
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Marriott Tacoma 
    1538 Commerce Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown
    1515 Commerce Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402

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 Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging.

Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

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 17,2021
  • PowerPoint Template
  • Poster Guidelines

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

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



Gold Sponsor


Network Reception Sponsor

Arcadis (1)


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors






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