Public Announcements

Call for Abstracts- ATCAVE 2021

Sep. 21, 2020


There is an opportunity for individuals desiring to virtually present at the

CTAWWA Annual Technical Conference & Vendor Expo (ATCAVE) 2021

ATCAVE Format – The CTAWWA is planning to conduct ATCAVE in a virtual format in 2021 that will occur during the Week of February 22nd. The CTAWWA is considering having topic-specific sessions that will occur on different days throughout the week. The sessions will not exceed 4 hours in duration and will be staggered to allow members to participate in several sessions during the course of the week.  Individual presentations are anticipated to be a total of 40 minutes, allowing 30 minutes for presenting the topic and 10 minutes for response to questions.  CTAWWA will provide moderators and technological support to assist presenters during the program.

Suggested topics - Innovated Solutions, Sustainability, Resilience and Cyber Security, Efficiency and Water Loss, Asset Management, Hydraulic Modeling, Conservation, Emerging Technologies, Information Technology, Rate Management, Strategic Planning, Plant Operations, Small Systems, Water Treatment, Residuals Management, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Regulatory Issues, Distribution, Utility Management, Safety (including COVID-19 related topics), and Water Quality (including PFAS topics). Please note that the selection of presentations for ATCAVE 2021 will be made by the CT Section AWWA Education and Program Committee with the presenters being notified by December 18, 2020.Please include the preferred day and back-up day for the presentation during the Week of February 15th.

What to submit - Please complete the information in our online form including presentation title, a short description of the presentation, and names of presenters.  Our online form is located at:

ATCAVE Abstract Submission Form

The course will be presented to the CT Department of Public Health for CEU approval for attendees on a virtual platform.

Deadline - Submissions are due by October 30, 2020.

Criteria for selectionProgram Committee members will review the submissions based on the following criteria:Originality, Innovative, Significance of Work, Audience Range, Technical Content, Case Studies, Quality of Abstract, Real Life Application.

If your paper is selected for possiblepresentation, you will be contacted and requested to prepare a more detailed abstract and biographical sketch of all team members.  The additional information must be submitted by January 8, 2021 for inclusion in our program.

Questions - Please call Program Co-Chairs Steve Rupar at (475) 882-1701 or Peter Grabowski at (413) 572-3234.