Registration Is Open for the 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 on May 10–11 in San Antonio. To register, visit

The EWTS is co-convened by ASPE, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), 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:

  • “Nonpotable 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!

A complete schedule is available at

Dr. Richard Thorsten, Chief Impact Officer for, 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

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

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

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