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20th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop

September 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm EDT

20th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop: Small System Challenges and Solutions

EPA’s free Annual Drinking Water Workshop, held in partnership with ASDWA, will take place this year on September 11-14 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The workshop is primarily designed for primacy agency (tribal, states, territories) staff responsible for drinking water regulations compliance and treatment technologies permitting; however, others may also benefit, including system owners and operators, local and tribal governments, academics, design engineers, technical assistance providers, and consultants. The workshop attracts thousands of attendees and will provide the latest information on various solutions and strategies for handling small drinking water system challenges.

Attendees will have opportunities to receive in-depth technical training, participate in breakout focus groups, and hear from experts in the field to learn about the latest advances in monitoring, distribution, treatment, and source water topics. Individuals who are unable to attend the event in person, will have the opportunity to benefit from some of the sessions in a virtual setting as part of the Small Drinking Water Systems Webinar Series. ASDWA will now be partnering with EPA on this series. The series will now be more of an extension of the in-person workshop and will continue to provide the latest information on solutions for challenges facing small drinking water systems. Webinars in this series are typically held quarterly, on the last Tuesday of the month, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Workshop Registration: Click here

Participation in the Workshop will include the following opportunities:

  • September 11: Registration, early check in, and networking
  • September 12: Opening plenary, networking, technical sessions, focus groups
  • September 13: Technical sessions, special plenary, ask the experts, posters, and models and tools demonstrations
  • September 14: In-depth training

Continuing Education Hours

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn approximately 15 continuing education contact hours for attending the entire workshop. Contact hour certificates are typically sent via email within three weeks following the workshop. The agenda will be submitted to Ohio EPA for official course credits. Acceptance of contact hour certificates is contingent on your state and/or organization requirements—EPA cannot guarantee acceptance of certificates or submit certificates to states or organizations.

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been established at several hotels convenient to the convention center. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dedicated links are provided for each hotel.

Click on the name of the hotel to book a hotel room online at the following properties:

Be sure to mention the workshop name “U.S. EPA Drinking Water Workshop” to receive the group rate. The group rate is $151 plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.36%) in effect at the time of check-out. Wireless internet is complimentary in the guest rooms and throughout the meeting space. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the hotel where you made your reservation directly.

If you have any trouble obtaining the group rate, please send an email to EPA-Drinking-Water-Workshop@ICF.com or contact Maureen Ball at Maureen.Ball@ICF.com.

Preliminary Agenda

State Travel Support

ASDWA has exhausted its travel support budget for the Drinking Water Workshop. If you have any questions, please email Kevin Letterly (kletterly@asdwa.org).


September 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am EDT
September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm EDT