The eighth biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) will take place May 14-15 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The keynote speakers will be Sarah Porter from Arizona State, who will discuss the role of water sustainability and demand management in the West, and Will Sarni of Water Foundry, who will talk about water innovation in decentralized technologies. For a complete schedule and to register, visit

The EWTS provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known experts from across the globe. Participants can discover ideas and approaches about emerging technologies that benefit drinking water and wastewater systems, improve efficiency, and preserve public health. Of particular interest is how these new technologies help cope with drought, reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to overall water sustainability. This year’s theme will focus on the nexus between sustainability and safety, while avoiding unintended consequences of each. Together, we’ll look to find solutions to our 21st Century water challenges.

The EWTS is co-convened by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC).