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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

Attendee Information and Registration

The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Join us at the beach!

May 29-30, 2019

The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference is fast approaching. The 2019 Conference will be held at the “The Lodge” at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL,. May 29-30, 2019.

We expect approximately 500 water and wastewater attendees and approximately 65 exhibitors sharing the latest technollogies and equipment.

We hope that you can join us!



Alabama Water and Wastewater Utility attendees, please complete and submit your registration form to the ARWA by May 17, 2019.

Attendee Information and Registration Flyer (pdf)

Note: Associate Members and Exhibitors, please register throught the Exhibitor Registration Page. All Exhibitors must register through the Alabama Rural Water Association (the host organization) this year.

CEH Information

Register Early! 10 CEH’s will be offered hour per hour of instruction time for Alabama Certified Water and Wastewater Operators subject to ADEM Approval at the time of renewal.


Technical Conference Agenda

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time Event
10:00 am - 10:15 am Alabama Welcome & Update
Rob White IV, Executive Director, ARWA
10:15 am - 10:30 am Florida Welcome & Update
Gary Williams, FRWA
10:30 am - 11:00 am ADEM Update
Ross Caton, ADEM
11:00 am - 11:30 am FDEP Update
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Rural Development
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Strolling Lunch Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Coping with Process Control Equipment Obsolescence
PLC’s & Instrumentation
Collection System Video Inspection Process
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Response to Suspicious Behavior and Items Reactive Filtration for Phosphorus Removal
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Affordable Cellular AMI for Rural Water Systems / Small Systems Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment
6:00 PM Meet & Greet - Dunes Terrace at the Lodge at Gulf State Park
6:30 PM "Low Country Boil" - Dunes Terrace at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
8:30 am - 9:15 am "TPS" Green Booster Station that Mitigates Wastewater Operation: Minute by Minute
9:15 am - 10:00 am Rain Water Harvesting Wastewater Microbiology
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:15 am TBD TBD
11:15 am - 12:00 pm TBD ADEM : Biosolids Management / SSO Plan
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Mapping and Water Distribution the Trimble and ESRI Way
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Confined Space Safety
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Hurricane Michael
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Vulnerability Assessment

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Hotel Information

For lodging accommodations, see the main conference page under Hotel Information.


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Exhibit Hall Information

We expect a full Exhibit Hall with 65 booths. Come and see the latest in technology for the water and wastewater industry.

 Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time Event
12:00 noon Exhibit Hall Set-Up

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Registration / Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast
12:00 Noon Strolling Lunch—Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. Break - Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
6:30 p.m. Shrimp Boil - Dunes Terrace at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open - Continental Breakfastr
10:00 a.m. Break-Exhibit Hall
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
3:30 p.m. Training Concludes

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Shrimp Boil

shrimpCome and relax with your friends and family
at the Annual Shrimp Boil held at the end
of the day Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

  • Wednesday May 29, 2019
  • 6:30 pm
  • Dunes Terrace at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

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2020 Conference Cover

ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference

Mobile, Alabama

March 15-18, 2020
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The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

Sponsored by:
Alabama Rural Water Assn.
Florida Rural Water Assn.

The AL/FL Joint Technical Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to thank all the sponsors that made the conference possible. 

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Thornton, Musso & Bellemin, Inc.
L. J. Ruffin & Associates
Eco Tech Inc.
Jim House & Associates, Inc.
Hydra Service Inc.



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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

Learn more about us.


Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090