American Water Works Association (AWWA)

International Symposium on Biological Treatment


The 2018 Biological Treatment Symposium will explore the latest developments in biological treatment technology, operations, and monitoring strategies. This symposium will dissect the benefits of engineered and passive biological systems from both the research and utility perspectives. Presenters will highlight case studies on how utilities are implementing new and improved biological treatment to solve their drinking water challenges. Sessions will address ways to meet regulatory requirements and ensure public health during design and implementation. Researchers, practitioners and utilities will be able to engage in discussions and interact with leading experts.

Event Type:
Jan. 24-25, 2018
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin , TX , USA

  • Water Treatment Professionals
  • Microbiologists
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Academics & Students
  • Scientists & Researchers
  • Industry Consultants


Opening Plenary Session
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
'The Big Questions from utilities, universities, suppliers, regulatory, and consulting'

This session will set the stage for the symposium providing context for two days of intensive presentations, discussion and dialogue on the most important topics in biological treatment. Hear from representatives from Minnesota Department of Health, Tampa Bay Water, LuminUltra Technologies, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Arcadis, UT Austin, and more.
Conference proceedings
Conference proceedings will be available online to all registrants, approximately eight weeks after the conference for up to 6 months. A URL will be emailed to all attendees to access the proceedings.

International Symposium on Biological Treatment at-a-Glance
Preliminary Schedule. Content is subject to change.

Wednesday, Jan. 24
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. - Registration Open
8:30–10:00 a.m. - Opening Plenary Session
10:00–10:30 a.m. - Networking Break
10:30 a.m.–noon - Technical Sessions
noon–1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch Provided
1:30-5:00 p.m. - Technical Sessions
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Networking Break
5:00–6:30 p.m. - Networking Reception/Poster Session
Thursday, Jan. 25
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. - Registration Open
8:30–10:00 a.m. - Technical Sessions
10:00–10:30 a.m. - Networking Break
10:30–noon - Technical Sessions
noon–1:30 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. - Technical Sessions
3:00–3:30 p.m. - Networking Break

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