AWWA conference keys on membranes for future treatment, source issues

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host its 2005 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition March 6-9 in Phoenix. The conference, co-sponsored by the International Water Association and European Desalination Society, is the premier event on membrane processes for drinking water treatment and the largest gathering of membrane technology experts in North America...

Dec 4th, 2004

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2004 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host its 2005 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition March 6-9 in Phoenix.

The conference, co-sponsored by the International Water Association and European Desalination Society, is the premier event on membrane processes for drinking water treatment and the largest gathering of membrane technology experts in North America. It will focus on the latest advances in membrane technologies such as reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, and electrodialysis. Regulatory, operational and small systems issues will be addressed, as well as areas such as desalting and membranes for wastewater treatment. Proceedings for the 2005 conference will be available on CD-ROM at the conference site and are included as part of the full-conference and student registration.

Keynote address
Dr. Tony Fane, the Temesek Professor in the Membranes for Sustainable Water Programme at the Institute of Environmental Science and. Engineering (IESE) of Nanyang Technology University (NTU), Singapore, and director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia will deliver the keynote address on current achievements and future challenges of membrane technology at both the local and global level.

Product exposition
The expo will feature state-of-the-art products and services in membrane technology. It will give attendees a chance to meet with manufacturers' representatives, see application demonstrations, and ask specific questions related to their membrane needs.

Other conference events
First-time attendees will have the opportunity to meet other attendees and learn more about the conference itself at the New Attendee Reception. Two general Meet-and-Great Receptions are scheduled for all attendees and guests. The receptions are a great place to network with other membrane technology professionals in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

For the first time, AWWA will give $1,000 awards to the two best student papers. The winners will be recognized at a special award ceremony at the end of the conference. For more information on the conference and registration, visit www.awwa.org/conferences/membrane/ or call toll-free 1-800-926-7337.

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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