Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition - Oct. 28-31, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia

The 2019 Call For Abstracts is Open! 

The 2019 Water Infrastructure Conference will be held October 20-23, 2019 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Submit your Abstract by February 21, 2019.

Thank you for joining us in Atlanta! 

2018 Online Program

Who attends the Water Infrastructure Conference?

Utility Organizations

  • GM/Directors: Engineering, Planning & Construction, Capital Projects
  • Managers: Process & Facilities,
  • Emergency Response, SCADA Systems Engineers
  • Collection, Distribution & Dual Distribution Systems Decision Makers
  • Security Specialists
  • Computer/Process Control Systems Professionals
  • Operators and Maintenance Personnel

Consulting Firms

  • Technical Practice Leaders
  • Project Managers and Engineers
  • Treatment Plant Operations Consultants
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation Consultants
  • Security, Emergency, and Cybersecurity Advisors

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings will be available online to all registrants. Approximately, eight weeks after the conference, a URL will be emailed to attendees to access the proceedings. The proceedings will be accessible for 6 months after they are made available.

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations require a separate fee.

PCW01 | Communicating Risk, Reliability, and Resiliency to Decision Makers - CANCELLED
Please note that PCW01 has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PCW02 | Demystifying Non-Revenue Water
Sunday, October 28 - 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
$110 early member | $210 thru October 1
$210 early nonmember | $310 after October 1
As more utilities face droughts, rising costs and customer expectations, new regulations, and other challenges, non-revenue water is becoming a hotter topic.  Water system managers, consultants, environmental groups and regulatory entities and looking for effective ways to reduce water loss.  Thru facilitated, peer-to-peer sharing among utilities and practitioners, workshop participants will become well-versed in the tools and methods available to understand and address water loss, and how to communicate the importance of water loss control to local officials, customers and other stakeholders.

PCW03 | Developing and Implementing an Effective Valve and Hydrant O & M Program
Sunday, October 28 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
Effective valve and fire hydrant operations and maintenance programs help utilities extend the life of assets.  They also provide valuable information about distribution systems that can be used to identify vulnerabilities, improve system control, respond faster to emergencies, save money through ISO and NFPA compliance, and set priorities for maintenance, repairs, and capital improvement projects. 
Participants will learn about the key components of valve and hydrant programs, and how to measure and improve the effectiveness of their programs.  The workshop offers operators, supervisors, and managers the information they need to maintain the valves and hydrants, and to troubleshoot problems in their water distribution systems.  

PCW04 | IT Forum – A Peer to Peer Sharing Experience on Top IT Issues and How Utilities are Addressing Them
Sunday, October 28 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
Join IT professionals working in the water sector for a peer to peer discussion regarding implications of cybersecurity in an age of the IIOT, prudent use of The Cloud, collecting, managing and sharing data, and the changing expectations of customers.  Experts will offer background and current information on topics, followed by robust break-out sessions among your peers - IT professionals serving utilities in the water sector.

PCW05 | Cybersecurity in the Water Sector – Using the AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool to Increase Resilience to Cybersecurity Threats
Sunday, October 28 - 8:00 a.m. - noon
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
The AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool is recognized by EPA, DHS, and NIST for application of critical infrastructure cybersecurity practices to utilities in the water sector.  Using the Cybersecurity Guidance and Use Case Tool, this step-by step interactive workshop helps participants identify the drivers for cybersecurity, select applicable use cases, apply the Tool using sample system architecture, and develop a customized cybersecurity improvement plan to improve control system security for your utility.

PCW06 | Benchmarking to Improve Asset Management Performance and Resiliency
Sunday, October 28 - 8:00 a.m. - noon 
$110 early member | $210 member thru October 1
$210 early non-member | $310 nonmember after October 1
Utility managers can use asset management indicators to set and measure performance and level of service, and to help make better decisions about how to invest limited resources. Focusing on key asset management performance indicators, workshop attendees will review the results from the 2018 AWWA Utility Benchmarking survey and participate in exercises and roundtable discussions on how to use indicators to improve performance and resiliency.

Water Infrastructure Conference Exhibit Hall

2018 Floor Plan and Exhibitor list

 For the 2019 floor plan and booth applications, please visit the Exhibitor & Sponsor Resources page.

Water Infrastructure Conference at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta
 Sunday, October 28
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 - Noon Half-Day Workshops
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Half-Day Workshops
2:00 p.m. Georgia Aquarium & World of Coke visits
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open and Meet & Greet Reception in Exhibit Hall
Monday, October 29
7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Opening General Session
9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 -10:15 a.m. Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Special Topic Sessions
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon with Exhibits
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Technical Sessions
2:45 - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Break - Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, October 30

6:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.  Early Bird Technical Session
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Technical Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
10:30 a.m - noon Technical Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Exhibits
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Technical Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break - Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions

Wednesday, October 31
 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.  Early Bird Technical Session
 8:30 a.m. - noon  Technical Sessions


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