From The Editor | April 13, 2020

Water Events Adjust For COVID-19


By Kevin Westerling,


As the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, it's no surprise — and indeed vital for the cause — to see events and gatherings of all types get postponed or canceled. The water/wastewater industry is adhering to our collective social-distancing duty by calling off, rescheduling, or reformatting the following conferences, expositions, and meetings.

If you know of an event not listed here, please contact me at and it will get added to this list and/or future notifications. None of us know how long this pandemic will persist, so schedules — and all of us — will need to adjust accordingly.

The following upcoming events have been CANCELED:

  • Transformative Issues Symposium on Communications | August 17 – 19 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Water Finance Conference | August 19 – 20 in Washington, D.C. (now virtual, Sept. 8,10, 15, 17)
  • EPA Drinking Water Workshop | Sept. 1 – 3 in Covington, KY (switched to virtual format)
  • IFAT | Sept. 7 – 11 in Munich, Germany
  • WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) | Oct. 3 – 7 in New Orleans, LA (replaced with WEFTEC Connect virtual event)
  • IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020 | Oct. 18 – 23 in Copenhagen, Denmark

RESCHEDULED events (new date shown):