International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens - April 29-30, 2019 | Tampa, Florida


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

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The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Technical Program will be available in November.

Registration will open in November. 

Symposium audience:

  • Water suppliers
  • Lab personnel
  • Public health officials
  • Engineers
  • Water quality managers/specialists
  • Scientists
  • Academics & students
  • Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Local/State/Federal Government
  • Product representatives (specifically surrounding building water quality)
  • Plumbing industry professionals


Hotel Information

Housing will open in November.

Tampa Marriott Westshore, Tampa, Fla.

All events will take place at the Tampa Marriott Westshore in Tampa, Fla.

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

International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens Schedule-at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Tampa Marriott Westshore

Monday, April 29
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 Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Tuesday, April 30 
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Technical Sessions
 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)

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