Call for Papers

American Water Works Association
Southwest Section
2017 Annual Conference
Request for Abstracts
October 15-17, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Southwest Section of AWWA is seeking speakers for the 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition to be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Oklahoma City, OK October 15-17, 2017. The Technical Program shall have three concurrent sessions.

Suggested Topics

The Southwest Section would like to focus the technical program on topics that utilities are currently facing as well as upcoming and imminent issues. The papers/presentations should present timely information to attendees regarding how utilities and the water community can successfully address these issues. The following areas are intended as a short list of possible subjects; other areas will be considered. Papers will be grouped into technical session tracks covering these areas.

Source, Treatment, Distribution, Operation and Maintenance

  • Source Water Protection
  • Disinfection and DBPs
  • EDCs, PhACs, PPCPs
  • Treatment Plant and Distribution System Optimization
  • Innovative Technologies: Long Term Success Factors
  • Extending the Life of Existing Infrastructure
  • Information Technology

Management, Rates and Funding

  • Succession Planning and Workforce Issues
  • Water Resource Management
  • Holistic Perspectives and Total Water Solutions
  • Full Cost-Recovery Strategies
  • Rate Structures for Financial Sustainability
  • Regulatory Trends

Environmental Issues

  • Impacts of Extreme Weather
  • Watershed Management
  • Strategic Water System Planning in Changing Environments
  • Low Energy Components
  • Water Conserving Fixtures
  • Low Impact Development

The presentations shall be forty-five minutes long with the last five minutes open for questions and answers. Anyone interested in presenting should provide the information requested below and return by May 1, 2017 by email to or