Potable Reuse



Covering the latest innovations in treatment and monitoring technology, the 2020 International Symposium on Potable Reuse will attract water industry professionals from around the world to discuss the most important and challenging issues associated with both direct and indirect potable reuse.

The Potable Reuse Symposium immediately precedes the International Symposium on Biological Treatment, and special joint registration rates are offered. 

Registration now open! 

 or fill out the Registration form 

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.

Who attends the Symposium?

• Water reuse, wastewater, and drinking water treatment professionals
• Water utility management and executives
• Local, state, and federal government agencies
• Water quality specialists
• Public affairs managers
• Scientists & Researchers
• Academics & Students
• Industry Consultants 

Register by January 17 for early rates! 
 2020 Registration Rates
Non member 
Non member 
Attend both Potable Reuse Symposium and Biological Treatment Symposium (Special Value!) 
Includes sessions, receptions & lunches at both Symposiums
$620 $805  $805  $1005
Potable Reuse Symposium only
(includes sessions, one lunch & one reception)
$705  $705  $905
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $35  $35  $35
Joint speaker - Attending both Symposiums $570 $755  $755  $855
Speaker  - Attending Potable Reuse Symposium only $470 $655  $655  $755

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 January 17, 2020 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.

Program will be available in October 2019

Program topics will focus on innovation, key questions, challenges, solutions, and areas of acute interest most relevant to the advancement of potable reuse.The Symposium is designed to engage attendees not simply as listeners in the audience, but also as active participants in facilitated discussions intended to foster collaboration, the exchange of ideas, and the advancement of the global discourse. A post-symposia facility tour is also available.

Join the discussion in Atlanta to help contribute and explore the latest developments and best practices in potable reuse.

Schedule at-a-glance

Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the W Atlanta Hotel. 

Monday, February 10, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Technical Session
noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break(on your own)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Technical Session
 noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon (provided)
Friday, February 14, 2020  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Facility tour

Post-Symposia Facility Tour 

Shoal Creek Filter Plant & F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
Friday, February 14, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$105 Includes lunch & transportation 

The tour begins at Gwinnett County Shoal Creek Filter Plant's (SCFP) ozone disinfection system, sized for 1-log removal credit of Cryptosporidium using three 2400 lbs/day ozone generators, a sidestream injection downflow tube ozone dissolution system, and two 1 million-gallon serpentine baffled contactors. SCFP also houses two pilot plants used to conduct applied research and to optimize treatment processes. The tour then travels to F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, one of the largest ozone and membrane wastewater treatment facilities in the world, with the ability to process up to 60 million gallons of wastewater per day. The facility includes traditional wastewater treatment processes followed by chemical clarifiers, ultrafiltration membranes, pre-ozone, biologically active carbon filters, and final ozone to produce very high-quality reclaimed water that is returned to Lake Lanier, the water supply for Gwinnett County and many other Atlanta metropolitan communities.


Hotel Information 

W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

All events will take place at the W Atlanta Downtown. A conference rate of $179 plus taxes per night is available thru 1/17/2020, or until sold-out. Please book early! 

The Potable Reuse Symposium is February 10-11. The co-located Biological Treatment Symposium is February 12-13.

Ideally located in downtown Atlanta, The W Atlanta–Downtown hotel offers an upscale, urban experience immersed in the historic center city, with easy airport access and varied dining options. The hotel’s modern bright and colorful lights with glass facades welcome you to Atlanta.

Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities will be available in September 2019. Thank you for your support! 

The 2020 Call for Abstracts is now closed. Notifications will be emailed in Fall 2019.

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.