Registration Is Open for the Eighth Emerging Water Technology Symposium


Early-bird registration is now open for the eighth Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), taking place May 14–15 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 sustainable 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. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Nexus Between Sustainability and Safety: Avoiding Unintended Consequences” and will feature prominent experts on these topics.

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

Sarah Porter, Director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University, and Will Sarni, Founder and CEO of Water Foundry, will deliver the keynote addresses.

The EWTS will include the following presentations:

  • “Emerging Water Contaminants’ Impact on Premise Plumbing Systems” by Bob Bowcock, Integrated Resource Management
  • “Final Barrier Solutions to the PFAs in Drinking Water” by Eric Yeggy, Water Quality Association
  • “Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon with WaterSense-Labeled Homes” by Jonah Schein, WaterSense
  • “Saving Water and Saving Energy in Growing Communities” by Gary Klein, Gary Klein and Associates, and Dan Cole, IAPMO
  • “Building Water Commissioning: Tools for Establishing Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Water Management Programs” by Dr. Molly Scanlon, University of Arizona
  • “Cooling Tower Conversion to Geothermal Sources Saves Precious Water” by Jay Egg, Egg Geo LLC
  • “Premise Plumbing Materials and Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogen Growth” by Abraham Collum, Ph.D., Special Pathogens Laboratory
  • Panel Discussion: “The Safety Sustainability Nexus—Where Do We Go from Here?”

A complete schedule is available at

“ASPE is thrilled to once again co-convene the Emerging Water Technology Symposium with our industry partners,” says ASPE Executive Director/CEO, Billy Smith, FASPE. “The schedule is filled with an extraordinary group of experts in the fields of water safety and sustainability, and I know our participants will greatly benefit from this unique opportunity to network with them.”

The early-bird rate of $495 ends March 15. To register, visit Additional information may be found at If you have any questions about the EWTS, please contact Maria Bazan at (708) 995-3000.

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