AWWA Opens Registration for Annual Conference

Online registration is now open for the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE09), June 14-18 in San Diego, Calif.

The world’s water community will gather at the San Diego Convention Center to explore the future of safe water, gain insight into cutting-edge research and best practices, and experience the latest products and services available to the water community.

ACE09 will feature a professional program with 570 presentations in 100 separate sessions, and 15 in-depth workshops. Among the topics covered will be climate change, conservation and water efficiency, water resources management, infrastructure maintenance, legislative and regulatory issues, managing in a down economy, the U.S. economic stimulus package, and public affairs.

ACE09 attendees will have the opportunity to earn contact hours for the Distribution & Plant Operations, Manufacturers/Associates, Small Systems & Water Quality tracks, most Sunday Workshops and facility tours. Additionally, for the first time ACE09 will offer three certificate programs: the High-Tech Operator Certificate Program and two Public Officials Certificate Programs.

The ACE09 Exposition will feature more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services available to help ensure safe water. These exhibitors will offer expert insight and hands-on understanding for everything from pipes to valves, meters to hydrants, engineering services to tank-related companies, membrane filtration systems to laboratory equipment, and security to wastewater. The New Product Technology Showcase will return to highlight the newest and most innovative products and technology available.

ACE09 also will offer unique events focused on sections, diversity issues, young professionals, students, sustainable water sources for developing countries, public officials, international attendees, and first-time attendees. The annual and always entertaining Pipe-Tapping Contest, Top Ops Competition, Meter Madness, and the “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test will be held as well.

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