AWWA Conference to Feature Latest Water Treatment Technologies

The American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition, scheduled for June 15-19 in Anaheim, CA, will offer attendees educational sessions

May 1st, 2003

The American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition, scheduled for June 15-19 in Anaheim, CA, will offer attendees educational sessions covering every aspect of drinking water, networking opportunities, and the largest exhibition of drinking water products and services in the world.

The conference will provide a forum for the discussion of leading-edge strategies to meet new regulatory and security requirements, and proven tools and technologies for the challenges faced by the drinking water industry.

The conference is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees and will feature a huge lineup of technical sessions led by industry experts, special pre-conference workshops for hands-on education, and a variety of technical tours.

State-of-the-art products, services, and technologies from several hundred exhibiting companies, organizations, and consultants will be showcased at the Exposition, considered to be the biggest of its kind in the world. From the basics to the cutting edge of the industry, the exhibition will feature the nation's leading suppliers.

A special reception for conference attendees will be held Sunday in the Exhibit Hall to give attendees an opportunity to network and enjoy refreshments while strolling the aisles.

A highlight of the conference with be the H2Open Forum on Managing Drought: A Long-Term Perspective on Supply, set for Wednesday, June 18. This plenary session will discuss the drought from a utility manager's perspective and address the larger issues of water efficiency, water resource and supply planning, customer relations and public involvement, and capital planning and investment.

A panel of experts in utility management, engineering, finance, planning, and public relations will review the topic in depth. The session facilitator will seek feedback from the audience regarding this issue, allowing them to share their experiences dealing with supply issues.

The Opening General Session, set for 9:30 a.m. June 16, will feature motivational speaker Eileen McDargh. Attendees also will be introduced to AWWA's officers and hear about the latest association business.

For more information about the conference, visit the AWWA's Internet site at www.awwa.org.

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