Waterborne Pathogens


The International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens provides a comprehensive forum to exchange the latest information and cutting-edge ideas related to the critical public health issue of waterborne pathogens. The 2021 Symposium will explore a holistic approach for addressing the challenges associated with pathogens in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, reuse and premise plumbing systems. 

Coming soon!

Registration and housing will open in late Fall 2020.

Who attends the Symposium?

Water Quality specialists
Lab personnel
Academics & Students
Water Utility Managers
Lab Personnel
Pubic Health Officials
Local & Federal Government


Welcome to Denver!

The 2021 Waterborne Pathogens Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center. The hotel reservation link will be available here in late Fall 2020.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center

1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202.

 Sample Registration Rates
Non member 
Non member 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, reception & lunch
$495 $695  $695  $795
(includes sessions & reception)
$550  $550  $750
Tuesday-Only (includes session & lunch) $360 $545  $545  $645
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $355 $355  $355  $355

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and faxed or mailed to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations postmarked/fax-dated by early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing.

Photo and Information Release: By registering for this event, you agree to allow AWWA to use your photo in any AWWA-related publication or website. Registrants may receive show-related and promotional emails from sponsors. AWWA uses a third party for this service, and at no time was your email disclosed to sponsors.

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.

The 2021 technical program is now accepting abstracts.

2021 Schedule at-a-glance

Monday, April 12
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Technical Sessions
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Tuesday, April 13  
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Technical Sessions
 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)


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For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group.