2020 Call For Abstracts

ACWWA 2020 Annual Conference

"Thirst for Resilience"

Fredericton Convention Center

Fredericton, New Brunswick

October 18th - 21st, 2020


ACWWA is now accepting submissions for technical presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference in Fredericton, NB.



Fredericton, Atlantic Canada's Riverfront Capital, is intimate in scale, yet bustling with character and vibrant cultural experiences. Its tree-lined streets and historic buildings are complemented by a hi-tech infrastructure that leads the country. The 2020 ACWWA annual conference will be held at the Fredericton Convention Center in historic Downtown Fredericton with access to a lively trail system, waterfront views, first class restaurants, and other authentic experiences.

Breathe in the fresh air of this amazing city and join the ACWWA in Fredericton in 2020 to learn and share your knowledge with friends and colleagues in the water & wastewater industry. Whether it be regulatory change, disruptive technology, big data, climate change, leadership, or asset management planning, come discuss current and future challenges facing our industry. The conference will feature technical sessions, the ABEA Tradeshow, and industry networking opportunities.



Oral Presentations       

The ACWWA is inviting abstract submissions for the 2020 Conference in Fredericton, NB. All topics related to the water and wastewater profession will be considered. Presentations will be 20 or 30 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions.         


Calling All Students!    

In additon to being considered for the Fresh Ideas program and a chance of representing the Young Professionals of ACWWA at ACE 2021, we are offering an added incentive for students. Students whose abstracts are accepted will have their conference registration waived.      


Instructions for Submitting Abstracts       

Please submit an abstract (maximum length of 300 words) and a presenter biography (maximum length of 200 words) by March 6th by clicking HERE.      

Also, please indicate if the presenter is a first time Young Professional participant at the ACWWA section conference, and would like to be considered for the Fresh Ideas program that has been developed through AWWA’s Manufacturers/ Associates Council and the Young Professionals Committee. The top presentation selected from this group of presenters will be given the opportunity to compete in the Fresh Ideas poster competition at the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE 2021) in San Diego, California, representing the Young Professionals of ACWWA. Along with complimentary conference registration provided by the ACE 2021 organizing committee, ACWWA will provide the winner with a stipend to assist with travel costs to the conference.


Selection Criteria      

Submissions will be reviewed based on the significance of the work/content to a broad audience, originality of the work, new concepts, improvements or new data, technical content, the status of the completeness of the work, and the relevance to the theme of the conference if applicable. Case studies on new technologies and industry presentations that are innovative/educational are encouraged, however submissions that appear to be marketing material for a particular product or company will not be accepted.


Authors will be notified of the selection of their abstracts for presentation by the end of May, 2020.



Thank you for your submissions and we hope to see you in Fredericton, NB!