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Call for Presentations

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Birmingham, Alabama

October 14-16, 2018


The AL/MS Section of the American Water Works Association is now accepting abstracts for presentations for the 2018 Annual Conference technical program. Presentations will be limited to 20-25 minutes with 5-10 minutes for questions to be submitted from the audience afterward. Abstracts should include the title, a detailed description of the topic, approximate length (time) of presentation, authors’ names, and short bio for the primary contact. Abstracts should be limited to 500 words or less. The Section plans to place a special emphasis on current and future regulatory changes and operator training so presenters from each of those groups are encouraged to participate. General categories for the technical program include:

·         Regulatory Compliance

·         Operations/Management

·         Finance and Administration

·         Billing and Customer Service

·         Water Resources

·         Surface Water Treatment

·         Groundwater Water Treatment

·         Distribution System Management

·         Water System Security and Disaster Recovery

·         Equipment Selection

·         Research from Universities

·         Emerging/New Technologies

·         Asset and Data Management Systems

Selection Criteria

·         Originality

·         Content

·         Relevance to industry

·         Audience range

·         Innovation

·         Case Studies

Submission Timeline:

May 15, 2018

June 30, 2018

Abstract Deadline

July 31, 2018

Presenter Notification

September 7, 2018

Submit Materials Digitally

Please submit abstracts and questions to Glenn Terrell (; (662) 325-1788 or Drusilla Hudson (; (205) 244-4466.  Materials may also be mailed to Glenn Terrell, Birmingham WW & S Board,  3600 2nd Ave North Birmingham, AL 35222.