Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration as an oral presentation or a poster presentation at the second biennial North American Water Loss Conference and Exposition, to be held December 3-5, 2017, in San Diego, CA.

Water utility professionals, government employees, organizations, consultants, product and service providers, public and private institutions, scientists, policy makers, students and all others working in an industry dealing with water accountability and loss control efforts for drinking water utilities may submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster presentation.

The purpose of this conference is to increase the awareness of the issue of high water and revenue losses occurring in drinking water utility operations, and to provide training in best practice methods for water auditing and cost-efficient water and revenue loss control. All topics related to innovations in water auditing, water accountability, water loss control technologies and methods, and the related impacts on water supply policy and regulations, will be considered.

Presenters must pay their own travel expenses and the conference registration fee. The conference program and activities have been structured to keep the registration fee contained to a very reasonable cost relative to the strong value of the program content.

Deadline and how to submit:
Abstracts must be received by THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017.

Topic Categories Include:

  • Water Auditing: implementation, data collection, and validation
  • Leakage Management
  • Pressure Management
  • Production flowmeter and data management
  • Customer metering management, technology and innovation
  • Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Efficient customer billing system operations
  • Addressing unauthorized consumption
  • Revenue Protection Programs addressing apparent losses
  • Regulatory Developments
  • Policy challenges in accountability and water loss efficiency
  • Water Supply and Water Loss influences on water distribution infrastructure needs and funding
  • Non-revenue water as part of Asset Management
  • Water / Energy Nexus
  • Business case development for effective water loss control
  • Utility case studies North American regional water supply and water loss issues
  • International innovations in water loss control
  • Special Topics

Abstract Submissions

To submit an abstract complete the electronic form located below. We have discovered some compatibility issues with different browsers. If you find the form below to be unresponsive you may try to access it through a different web browser like Google Chrome or Firefox. If you continue to experience issues please email the Section Office.

Important Dates

April 6, 2017
Call for Papers Deadline

April - May 2017
Abstract Review

May 26, 2017

Speaker Notifications

November 27, 2017
Presentations Due to Committee


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