Water Microbiology Conference

May 14-16, 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop, May 13


The Water Microbiology Conference creates a forum for researchers and practitioners focused on microbiology and public health issues to come together around the intersection of the two.

This conference is a blend of interactive workshops with scientific symposia and poster socials. The focus this year is water microbiology from watershed to human exposure, including current concerns in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting waters, emerging technologies and quantitative tools.

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Submit an abstract!

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Submit a side event proposal!

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All abstract and proposal submissions due by 11:59 PM ET, January 15, 2019. Note: If you are an employee (or contractor) of the US Federal Government, please contact the Water Institute so that we can assist you with an extension to the abstract submission deadline for the 2019 Water Microbiology Conference. (, 1-919-962-3248)

Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

October 7-11, 2019


The Water and Health Conference explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

The 2019 Water and Health Conference themes and registration will be announced soon.

Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Climate


The “Nexus” approach focuses on overlaps across sectors while respecting sectoral expertise in order to make better plans by understanding interactions. (Stockholm Environment Institute, 2017)

There have been two Nexus Conferences that The Water Institute has organized. The first in 2014 made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Chapel Hill Declaration. The second in 2018.

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