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

The 2018 Call for abstracts is open.

Submit an abstract   

Abstract topics can include:
Asset Management Practices
Water Loss Control
Infrastructure Financing
Capital Projects
Tools and Technology for Planning, Management and Operations
Risk and Resiliency
Small Utility Issues
Regional Projects, Issues and Collaboration
Sustainable Infrastructure Design and Construction
Research, Advances and Innovations in Water Infrastructure
Pipeline Design for Extreme Conditions
Lead Service Line Replacement

Call for Abstracts will close at 4:00 p.m. (MT) on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Contact Education Services or call 303.347.6181, if you have questions regarding abstract submission.

Water Infrastructure Exhibit Hall

The Water Infrastructure Exhibit Hall showcases the latest in water infrastructure support, asset management, water loss, cyber security, emergency management and more. With over 50 exhibitors, attendees enjoy extensive networking opportunities inside the exhibit hall.

Interested in exhibiting in 2018? Booth sales have already begun. Visit  the exhibitor and sponsor resources for more information

2018 Floor Plan and Exhibitor list


Please visit our Exhibitor & Sponsor Resources page for more information.

2017 Conference Program

Thank you for joining us in Houston! Don't miss next years conference in Atlanta, GA.

2017 Conference proceedings -  available through June 2018. 

Online Technical Program

On-site Program (.pdf)

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.

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. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 - Noon Half-Day Workshops
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Half-Day Workshops
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. First Time Attendee Program in Exhibit Hall
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception in Exhibit Hall
Monday, October 29
7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:15 - 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

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:15 - 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
 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Registration open
 8:30 a.m. - noon  Technical Sessions


Conference Registration

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2018 Water Infrastructure Conference. Registration and housing will open in the spring.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Conference Rate: $185 plus tax per night.   

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a landmark destination located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Conveniently connected to the MARTA transit system allowing for easy access to major attractions, great neighborhoods, and popular business centers. Within walking distance to Olympic Park, Georgia Dome, and the College Football Hall of Fame. Blocks away from Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. 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

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