AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition brings together experts from around the world to exchange ideas about water - the world's most important resource. Nowhere else can you find an experience quite like ACE, with premier speakers, professional sessions and more than 450 exhibitors from all aspects of the water industry ready to present and discuss solutions for the most pressing water utility challenges. 

The professional program will focus on major water sector issues such as management of lead in distribution systems, financing and affordability of water infrastructure, developing robust asset management programs, addressing water loss in distribution systems, advances in technology & innovation, and much more!

    Don’t forget to Register for ACE17 by March 30, 2017, to get the Super-Saver rate. Be sure to tell your contacts to take advantage of the following offers; complimentary Exhibits-Only for Water and Wastewater Utilities & Municipalities, complimentary full-time students, small-utility and operator discounts and the – Buy 5, Get 1 FREE Utility Group Discount.

Sign-up for a Sunday Workshop
Additional fee is required. View full descriptions and requirements online.

  • SUN01 | Optimizing Filter Performance–Surveillance, Data Analysis and Maintenance
  • SUN02 | Cost Effective Water Loss Control: From Water Audit to Program Design
  • SUN03 | Managing Water Main Distribution Systems
  • SUN04 | Planning & Applying the Latest Practices in Computer Modeling
  • SUN05 | Beyond the Spec Book: Learn What, How, and When to Use Various Equipment in the Water Treatment Process
  • SUN06 | One Water–Application of Disinfection Techniques Across Stormwater and Combined Sewers


Get an Inside View and Go On a Facility Tour
Additional fee is required. View full descriptions and requirements online.

  • Neshaminy Creek Water Treatment Plant
  • East Park Reservoir
  • Baxter Water Treatment Plant
  • The Nicholas DeBenedictis Water Treatment Plant at Crum Creek
  • Brandywine Microfiltration Water Treatment Plant
  • Fairmount Water Works





For the first time, full-time students can attend ACE17 for FREE!
Full-Conference Student registration includes access to professional sessions and the exhibit hall, two lunch tickets for the Expo Café, Tuesday Networking Happy Hour, ACE Wrap Party, Online Proceedings and ACE Online. Subject to verification.

Bring your entire team to the ACE17 Exhibit Hall!
Complimentary Exhibits-Only for Water and Wastewater Utilities & Municipalities. Registration includes access to the exhibit hall, poster sessions, competitions and education on the show floor. Pre-registration by May 31, 2017, is required. Subject to verification.

Utility Group Discount – Buy 5, Get 1 FREE!
Offer is good for the following registration types: full-conference or one-day registration. Download the special offer registration form.



Hotel Information
AWWA has negotiated substantial discounts for our members and ACE attendees! View the hotel map to see housing options. Book a Room.

Learn more about what Philadelphia has to offer and plan your mini itinerary during ACE17.