Water Infrastructure


 Learn about water infrastructure issues and discuss solutions to these challenges, including the latest cost-effective strategies to manage aging infrastructure, control water loss, protect critical infrastructure, and finance capital projects and operation and maintenance activities.

Registration now open! 

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Hotel & Travel Information

Who attends the Water Infrastructure Conference?

Utility Organizations

  • Managers: Process & Facilities
  • GM/Directors: Engineering, Planning & Construction, Capital Projects
  • Emergency Response, SCADA Systems Engineers
  • Collection, Distribution & Dual Distribution Systems Decision Makers
  • Security Specialists
  • Computer/Process Control Systems Professionals
  • Operators and Maintenance Personnel

Consulting Firms

  • Technical Practice Leaders
  • Project Managers and Engineers
  • Treatment Plant Operations Consultants
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation Consultants
  • Security, Emergency and Cybersecurity Advisors

 Register by September 20, 2019 to receive early pricing! 

 2019 Registration Rates Early Member Rate Early Nonmember On-site Member Rate On-site Nonmember
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, exposition, receptions & meals; does not include workshops
$615 $795  $795  $895
(includes Monday lunch and Monday reception)
$555  $555  $655
Tuesday/Wednesday-Only (includes Tuesday lunch) $370 $555  $555  $655
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $35 $35  $35  $35
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $365 $365  $365  $365
Exhibits-Only (non-booth staff) $60 $90  $90  $90
Spouse/Guest Registration
(includes admittance to Monday evening reception)
$35 $35  $35  $35
Sunday half-day Workshops Prices vary  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing, faxed or emailed to AWWA. All cancellations before early deadline will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee. After 9/20/19, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email Customer Service.

Photo and Information Release: By registering for this event, you agree to allow AWWA to use your photo in any AWWA-related publication or website. Registrants may receive show-related and promotional emails from exhibitors. AWWA uses a third party for this service, and at no time was your email disclosed to sponsors or exhibitors. 

International attendees: Do you need a letter of invitation from AWWA? Submit the request formRequests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register.

St. Louis, Missouri

The Gateway City stands ready to welcome the Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition in October! From visiting breweries to walking through Forest Park or spending time in one of the many history and art museums, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in St. Louis. Check out this special AWWA delegate site for information on all of the activities St. Louis has to offer.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch 
315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 

All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis. AWWA has negotiated a room block at a rate of $185/night + taxes. Room block will close on Friday, September 27th or when sold out, whichever happens first. Reserve your room today!


2019 Program coming soon! 

Join us in St. Louis as we explore the most pressing infrastructure issues facing the water community. 

2018 Proceedings

The 2018 Conference Proceedings are available online and will remain for 6 months after the conference. 



AWWA's Water Infrastructure Conference features technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Join us in St. Louis! 

2019 Program topics will include

  • Maintaining, repairing, and replacing aging and inadequate infrastructure
  • Achieving financial viability
  • Increasing resiliency to climate related events
  • Recruiting and retaining qualified staff
  • Preparing for and responding to emergencies
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Controlling water loss
  • Adjusting to changes in demand for services
  • Overcoming resistance to rate increases
  • Adapting to changes in source water quality and quantity
  • Addressing emerging contaminants (e.g., blue-green algae, PFOAs, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products)
  • Complying with new and more stringent regulatory requirements


2019 Pre-conference Workshops

The following workshops on Sunday, October 20 offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.

PCW01 – Implementing the WRF 4656 Roadmap from Condition Assessment to Master Planning
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$195 early member | $295 early nonmember
$295 late member | $395 late nonmember
Attend this workshop to explore the Water Research Foundation’s (WRF) roadmap for developing a holistic condition assessment for water transmission and distribution systems.  Attendees will learn how to apply the tools and processes developed as part of the WRF project #4656 to their utilities data and internal processes.

PCW02 – Benchmarking to Improve Risk and Resiliency Performance
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$110 early member | $210 early nonmember
$210 late member | $310 late nonmember
This workshop will present some of the key risk and resiliency metrics and data collected in the recent AWWA Benchmarking survey.  The workshop will also highlight case studies and exercises that demonstrate how specific measures can affect utilities preparation and recovery and can help reduce risk and improve resiliency and response.

PCW03 – A Guide to District Metered Areas: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$110 early member | $210 early nonmember
$210 late member | $310 late nonmember
During the workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and analyze district metered areas (DMAs) in their system, and how hydraulic models can help.

PCW04 – Getting Today’s Operator Prepared for Tomorrow
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$110 early member | $210 early nonmember
$210 late member | $310 late nonmember
During this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively assess the skills and knowledge of field crews and work teams; identify vital workforce development tools, topics, and requirements; evaluate some of the equipment, processes, and programs essential for managing the distribution systems of tomorrow; and determine the best approach to prepare operators for the future.

PCW05 – Evaluate Your Utility’s Existing Emergency Plan or Outline a New One
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$110 early member | $210 early nonmember
$210 late member | $310 late nonmember
During this workshop, participants will learn about AWIA’s requirements related to risk assessments and emergency response plans; how to use industry standards, guidance, and best practices – including the newly released M19 Guidance on Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities - to meet requirements.

2019 Tours – Sunday, October 20

T1 – Water Management at the St. Louis Zoo
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

$80 member | $80 nonmember
This tour will show you how we wisely manage our water supply, and how the Zoo conserves water whenever possible. You'll go behind the scenes to popular habitats like McDonnell Polar Bear Point and Sea Lion Sound to see the Zoo's water system in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of water conservation for people and animals. This tour does involve several flights of stairs in an underground area and is not recommended for anyone with accessibility needs.

T2 – Anheuser-Busch Brewery: Behind the Scenes Tour
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

$55 member | $55 nonmember
As you walk through the halls of the historic St. Louis brewery, you are transported in time. You will realize the vision that became one of the largest and oldest breweries in the nation and you will witness first-hand the heritage and timeless tradition Anheuser-Busch employs to brew beer. This tour will focus on the brewery’s water treatment, reuse, and conservation efforts.



Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!




Water Infrastructure Exhibit Hall

The Water Infrastructure Exhibit Hall showcases the latest in water infrastructure support, asset management, water loss, cyber security, emergency management and more. With over 50 exhibitors, attendees enjoy extensive networking opportunities inside the exhibit hall.


Interested in exhibiting in 2019? Booth sales have already begun! 

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

AWWA offers a wide variety of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities to enhance your company's exposure and visibility throughout the conference.

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the infrastructure of today's water industry. Booths sales have begun - join us in St. Louis! 


2019 Exhibit Booth Application
2019 Floor Plan & Current Exhibitor List
2019 Exhibitor Prospectus 
Sponsorship Opportunities
Exhibitor Logo Recognition Package
Exhibitor Email Blast Opportunity

Already exhibiting? 

Visit the Exhibitorzone in July 2019 to access the exhibitor service manual and other resources to prepare for a successful exhibit experience. For all exhibit & sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Exhibit Services.

The Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition is the premier event for infrastructure solutions in North America - be there! 






The 2019 Call For Abstracts is now closed. Speakers will be notified and the technical program will be released in Summer 2019.

Call For Abstracts Flyer


If you have any questions or concerns, please email Education Services or call 800.926.7337.


2019 Sponsors


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