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Registration Open, Schedule Released for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

Early-bird registration is now open for the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), which returns to being an in-person event May 10-11 in San Antonio. Click here to register.

The EWTS is co-convened by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC).

The EWTS will include the following presentations:

  • “Non-potable Water Systems: Unique Plumbing Code Considerations” by Phillip White, manager of plumbing and mechanical inspections, City of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • “The Role of Safety and Performance Requirements in Reinventing the Toilet” by Sun Gil Kim, program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • “Direct Potable Reuse — Can It Be a Consumer Product?” by Markus Lenger, Clean Blu Innovation
  • “Understanding the Need, Benefits and Limitations of Applying Supplemental Disinfection Control in Plumbing Systems” by Janet E. Stout, president and director, Special Pathogens Laboratory
  • “Understanding the Application and Potential of the Water Demand Calculator” by Professor Steve Buchberger, University of Cincinnati
  • Panels on “Effective Risk Management of Building Water Systems for Pathogen Control” and “Implications of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Build Back Better Legislation on Water Infrastructure and Plumbing”
  • And many more!

Click for a complete schedule.

“IAPMO and our fellow co-conveners are very excited to announce that registration for the EWTS is open, as this is our most impressive program to date,” said IAPMO Senior Vice President of Training and Credential Services Tony Marcello. “For the first time in the event’s history, we will be offering a dual track of presentations on Day 2 of the program.”

Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for Water.org, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the biennial event. The EWTS provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known experts from across the globe. Participants can discover ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations; and engage in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering, and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies for the water efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries.

Attendees are advised to register early, as seating is limited. The early-bird rate of $495 ends March 15. Additional information may be found at www.ewts.org.

Presentations and a series of videos from previous symposiums are available for viewing here.

If you have any questions about the EWTS, please contact Maria Bazan at (708) 995-3000.


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®,the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: December 30, 2022