Lead, desalination & lab ethics among topics at 2004 WQTC

Water industry leaders will explore the unique challenges in maintaining a quality water supply at AWWA's Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition (WQTC) Nov. 14-18 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Sep 15th, 2004

DENVER, Sept. 14, 2004 -- Water industry leaders will explore the unique challenges in maintaining a quality water supply at AWWA's Water Quality Technology ConferenceSM & Exposition (WQTC) Nov. 14-18 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Water utility and treatment plant managers, water quality specialists, scientists, engineers and anyone involved in water quality issues will discuss the most pressing drinking water quality issues facing the industry and learn the very latest advances in water quality research and technology.

With a comprehensive program of more than 30 technical sessions, comprised of more than 180 presentations representing the work of more than 500 experts in the water quality field, WQTC is the leading forum on water quality. The WQTC Exposition features 100 exhibitors representing the manufacturers and service providers who offer the state-of-the-art products and services in the analytical technology field.

Other opportunities at WQTC include:
* Five special topic sessions on timely issues such as algae toxin and taste and odor, laboratory ethics, and perchlorate regulatory.
* Six early bird sessions on topics such as microbial monitoring for the new Ground Water Rule, managing salinity in sourcewater, and an update on the Total Coliform Rule development.
* Nine in-depth and interactive workshops in areas such as analysis and treatment of elevated lead levels in Washington, D.C., drinking water, the evolution of emerging analytical methods from a lab perspective, and disinfection by-products.
* Three technical facility tours that include SeaWorld's filtration and water treatment system.

For more information on the conference and registration, contact 800-926-7337 or http://www.awwa.org/conferences/wqtc/ and mention code DM.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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