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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

Attendee Information and Registration
Registration is Open!
September 22-24, 2020

Plan to join us in September!
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
Panama City Beach, FL


Edgewater Beach Resort
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road - Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference is rescheduled for September 22-24, 2020.

Registration is still open for the new dates!

If you have registered and plan to attend, there is nothing else to do.  Registration fees will remain the same.  If you have not registered, use the registration form below.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep an eye on the changing landscape for large events to ensure that public health is preserved. We look forward to enjoying our time on the beach with you in September when things are better.

Until then, follow the established public health guidelines and keep doing an amazing job at providing Florida and Alabama with safe clean drinking water.

The 2020 Conference will be held at Panama City Beach, Florida. We will have training opportunities in both water and wastewater sessions. We expect a full Exhibit Hall with 60 booths. Come and see the latest in technology for the water and wastewater industry.

We expect approximately 500 water and wastewater employees to attend.

We hope that you can join us!



Alabama Water and Wastewater Utility attendees, please complete and submit your registration form below.

Attendee Information and Registration Flyer (Sept 2020) (pdf)

Note: Associate Members and Exhibitors, please register throught the FRWA website. See the Exhibitor Registration Page. All Exhibitors must register through the Florida 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.


Tentative Technical Conference Agenda

 Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time Event
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Set-Up
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time Event
8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration/Exhibit Hall Open / Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:15 am Florida Welcome & Update
Gary Williams, FRWA
10:15 am - 10:30 am Alabama Welcome & Update
Rob White IV, Executive Director, ARWA
10:30 am - 11:00 am FDEP Update
11:00 am - 11:30 am ADEM Update
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Rural Development Update
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Strolling Lunch Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Emerging Contaminants

Lift Station Rehab

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm PFO’s & PFOA Lift Station Rehab Cont.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm PFO’s & PFOA’s Water Treatment I & I Reduction/ SSO/ Asset Management
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study - TBD Capacity Analysis Reports/ Renewals
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Case Study - Florida State Fire College
Capacity Analysis Reports/ Renewals (cont.)
6:00 pm Meet & Greet at Shrimp Boil

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time Event
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
8:30 am - 9:15 am Chemical Feed Pumps /
Cl2 Equipment
Effluent Disposal Issues
9:15 am - 10:00 am Dark Territory, Extending
Your Metering System
Beyond Billing into Operations
Blowers / Energy Efficiency / Right Sizing
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:30 am How to bring your system
back online after an emergency event
Temporary Panels / Hardening/Mitigation
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Vulnerability Assessment / ERP Capacity Analysis Reports / Renewals
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Strolling Lunch / Exhibit Hall
Closing Sessions
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm How to prepare for a Sanitary Survey
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Life After the Storm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Pipe Condition Analysis/ When to replace
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Apprenticeship

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Hotel Information

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


Tentative Exhibitor Agenda

The dates and tentative schedule for the Exhibit Hall are as follows:

 Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time Event
12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set-Up

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration / Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m. Strolling Lunch—Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. Break - Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. Shrimp Boil

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open - Continental Breakfastr
8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m. Break-Exhibit Hall
12:00 p.m. Strolling Lunch Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. Exhibitors Breakdown

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shrimpShrimp Boil

Please join us for a wonderful “SHRIMP BOIL”

  • Wednesday September 23, 2020
  • 6:00 pm



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The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

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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 these conferences possible. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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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.

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