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The International Water Conference® (IWC) is a strong educational conference, founded with an emphasis on commercial free discussions on technology. The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in this field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas. As the preeminent international technical forum in the field, the IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors. It is dedicated to advancing new developments in the treatment, use and reuse of water for industrial and other engineering purposes. Attendeescome to learn unbiased details about the latest applications available in the industry, get educated on current technology and hold wide ranging discussions with their peers active in water treatment.

The technical sessions typically cover current issues in water treatment. Recent sessions have dealt with:

  • Wastewater & Recycle

  • Produced Water

  • FRAC water treatment

  • Desalination Principles & Approaches

  • Mine Water Treatment

  • Steam Generation

  • Process Water Preparation

  • Cooling and Process Water

Because our Technical Sessions are organized around Functional Areas, they apply to a broad range of industries including (but not limited to): Automotive, Chemical, Microelectronics, Paper production, Primary Metals, Semi-Conductor production, and Utilities. Typical attendee's job titles often include: Utility supervisors, R&D Personnel, Engineers, Water Chemists, Power Plant Operators, Business Development Managers, Operations Managers, Plant Managers and Facility Supervisors, Academic Research Directors/Professors and Graduate Students.

IWC Merit Award

Each year, the IWC presents the Annual Merit Award to honor outstanding individuals in the field of industrial water technology. This award is presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the Conference to an individual selected from a list of nominees recommended by the Advisory Council and the IWC Executive Committee. For more information, see the Merit Award page.


IWC Executive Committee

George Abrahim, P.E.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Robert Applegate
Graver Water Systems, LLC

Wayne Bernahl
W. Bernahl Enterprises Ltd.

Debbie Bloom
Nalco Company

Steven R. Gagnon
AVANTech, Inc.

Michael Gottlieb
ResinTech

Colleen M. Layman, P.E.
HDR, Inc.
General Chair

John Lucey, Jr., P.E.
Nuverra Environmental Solutions

Dennis McBride
Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

Paul Puckorius
Puckorius & Associates, Inc. /
Water Training Services

Dan Rice
DBR Consulting

Michael B. Ryder, P.E.
Chester Engineers

James Sabzali
Aldex Chemical Company Ltd.

Patricia Scroggin
Burns & McDonnell

Manoj Sharma
Aquatech International Corporation

Michael Sheedy
Eco-Tec

Bradley D. Wolf, P.E.
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Emeritus Member

Kumar Sinha, P.E.
Bechtel Power



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Future Conference Dates:

November 15-19, 2015 - Orlando, FL


Presented By:

Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-261-0710
Fax: 412-261-1606
Conference Manager: Stephanie Mueller