Waterborne Pathogens

The 2019 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 Symposium explores a holistic approach for addressing the challenges associated with pathogens in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, reuse and premise plumbing systems. 

Registration is Open!

 or fill out the Registration form.

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.

Who attends the Symposium?

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


Register by April 5, 2019 for the best rates! 

2019 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.

The 2019 Technical Program is now available! 

Join the discussion in Tampa to help contribute to better practices for controlling waterborne pathogens and protecting public health.

Schedule at-a-glance

Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. This will be a one-track symposium. 

Monday, April 29
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 30  
 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)


Tampa Marriott Westshore
1001 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607


Hotel Information 

Tampa Marriott Westshore
1001 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

All events will take place at the Tampa Marriott Westshore in Tampa,  Fla. AWWA has negotiated a room block at a rate of $149/night + taxes. Room block will close on April 5th or when sold out, whichever happens first. 

Tampa, Florida

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Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link above. 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

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to enhance your company's impact and visibility throughout the conference.

We invite your company to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities listed below. Being a conference sponsor is a great way to leverage your presence at the event, increase your brand awareness, and put your organization’s name in front of all Symposium attendees.

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the management of waterborne pathogens throughout all stages of the water system. 

For sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Sales.







Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

Access the Speaker Portal

Please visit Presentation Responsibilities & Guidelines for additional guidelines, responsibilities and best practices to aid in preparing your presentation. 

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


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