Technical Conference

With the cancelation of the 2021 Conference & Expo, technical papers scheduled for 2021 may be rolled over to the 2022 WJTA Conference & Expo, November 2-3 in New Orleans. Contact Peter Wright at for details.

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What are the WJTA Technical Conference Sessions?

WJTA technical conferences have been held every two years since the WJTA was founded in 1983. The conferences have served as a major forum for researchers and industry as fluid-jet technology and applications have developed and the markets for waterjetting, vacuuming and industrial cleaning have matured.

Technical papers highlight studies on new research, applications, best practices and technology.

Selected abstracts will be presented in 20-minute sessions, and authors must submit a full paper to be published in the 2021 WJTA Conference Proceedings and WJTA website.

View historical conference proceedings on the WJTA website .


Call for Papers and Presentations

WJTA is accepting abstracts for the 2022 Conference & Expo on the following topics:

  • Waterjet cutting/machining
  • Waterjet cleaning
  • Vacuum/air mover technology
  • Hydro or pneumatic/air excavation
  • Industrial cleaning and related service lines
  • Surface prep/coating removal
  • Hydrodemolition
  • Novel waterjet applications
  • Safety
  • Jet dynamics and modelling
  • Robotics/automation
  • Market and future needs


Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission – March 31, 2022

Notification of Acceptance – May 7, 2022

Deadline for Final Paper Submission – August 13, 2022

Conference Sessions – November 2-3, 2022


Abstract Submission

Click here to Submit an Abstract Online for the 2022 WJTA Conference.


Guide for Authors: Paper Guidelines and Submission

Download and view the format and reference guides below to prepare your paper for the Conference Proceedings:

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