ASDWA’s 2018 Annual Conference Call for Papers and Exhibitors

Call for Papers

Please submit your abstract for ASDWA’s 2018 Annual Conference.  This year’s conference will be held October 22-25, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Des Moines in Des Moines, IA.  Approximately 250 participants from state and territorial drinking water programs, EPA and other Federal agencies, drinking water associations, consulting firms, and industry groups are expected to attend.  Presentation themes may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Emerging drinking water treatment technologies and optimization
  • SDWA implementation approaches and strategies including collaborations and partnerships
  • DW SRF tools and techniques
  • Drinking water emergency preparedness, resiliency, and cybersecurity strategies and tools
  • Small systems: TMF, sustainability strategies, technologies, and compliance
  • Workforce, operator certification, and/or technical assistance initiatives
  • Source water protection and sustainability
  • Clean Water Act/SDWA connections, nutrient pollution, and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
  • Data management, electronic reporting, and SDWIS Prime
  • Lead service line replacement; lead testing in schools
  • Distribution system water quality
  • Emerging contaminants – PFAS & 1,4-dioxane
  • Drinking water research
  • Risk assessment, risk communication, and consumer outreach

When reviewing proposals, ASDWA will give priority to those received from state drinking water program administrators and their staff.

Instructions for Submissions

You may submit an abstract online using ASDWA’s Call for Papers Submission Form.

Alternatively, you may submit a one-page abstract with the proposed presentation title, and the name, title, affiliation, and contact information for the speaker to Deirdre Mason of ASDWA at

The deadline for submissions is June 8, 2018.

Call for Exhibitors

Exhibit space applications are now being accepted for ASDWA’s 2018 Annual Conference.  Exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to discuss critical legislative and regulatory issues with state drinking water administrators, EPA officials, and others in the drinking water community.  Anyone interested in exhibiting at the ASDWA Annual Conference should submit an Exhibit Space Application.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Maves of ASDWA at 703-812-4773 or

The deadline for applications is August 30, 2018.

For More Information

For more information, you may download PDF-versions of our Call for Papers and Exhibitors and Exhibitor Prospectus, or visit the ASDWA 2018 Annual Conference Event page.

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