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"Serving Our Nation"



Call for Abstracts






OCTOBER 15th - 18th, 2017




Come celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in the cradle of confederation at the 2017 Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association conference in Charlottetown, PE. The committee is targeting a first-class technical program for the 2017 ACWWA Annual Conference, being held for the first time at the PEI Convention Centre located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront and surrounded by some of the city’s best shops, restaurants and pubs.


It is fitting that in the city where our nation was built, the theme of the 2017 ACWWA conference highlights how the water and wastewater industry is “Serving our Nation” with the supply of safe drinking water and development of innovative and sustainable wastewater solutions. Please join us in Charlottetown to share your experiences and expertise and show industry professionals how you are “Serving Our Nation”.


Share our Island hospitality with friends and colleagues at the kitchen party and discuss the many issues, challenges and successes we as water and wastewater professionals have had in the production, treatment and conveyance of water and wastewater. The conference will feature technical sessions, the ABEA tradeshow, networking opportunities and the ever popular “Top Ops” competition.



Oral Presentations


The ACWWA is inviting abstract submissions for the 2017 Conference in Charlottetown, PE. All topics related to the water and wastewater profession will be considered. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions.



Poster Sessions


ACWWA is pleased to announce an opportunity for students and young professionals (YP’s) to present a poster at our 2017 Annual Conference to share the results of their work and/or Academic projects/research. This is a great opportunity to learn about our evolving water and wastewater industry and network with peers and industry professionals.


Abstracts for the poster session will be reviewed by the same Selection Criteria as listed below. When submitting an entry form, please follow the Instructions for Submitting Abstracts but ensure to select Poster Competition in the Presentation Type field.


NOTE: If you are a Fresh Ideas delegate, please indicate when submitting your entry form and your poster will be judged as part of the Fresh Ideas competition.


Best poster at the conference will be awarded a prize of $250.



"Hands On" Technical Demonstration


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 ACWWA Conference will incorporate a Technical Demonstration into the Technical Program.


We invite you to review the guidelines, and consider a submission.


It would be a 1 – 1.5 hour time slot where the chosen individual / group would present in a demonstration format, allowing for Q/A to either be incorporated throughout, or upon completion. There is a possibility of two time slots being allotted for this feature.

We would like to keep this as an informative presentation. Avoiding a sales style platform would be integral. “Hands-On” and “live Demo” being key components of this format.



Instructions for Submitting Abstracts


Please submit an abstract (maximum length of 300 words) and a presenter biography (maximum length of 200 words) by March 31st 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 2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada, representing the Young Professionals of ACWWA. Along with complimentary conference registration provided by the ACE 2018 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, 2017.



Thank you for your submissions and we hope to see you in Charlottetown, PE!