WEFTEC 2013 Technical Program Features Best Educational Value
By Sarah Reeves
Posted Sept. 26, 2013
As WEFTEC Program Committee Vice Chair and longtime WEF member, I've got to say that the topics and technical sessions at the upcoming WEFTEC 2013 may be the best we've ever seen. Our committee of more than 230 topical experts reviewed an unprecedented number of great papers for sessions, and just over 50 percent were accepted for this year's program. It's a highly rigorous selection process that ensures a top-quality program for water quality professionals who want the best information out there today presented by almost 1,000 speaker experts from around the world.
Major topic areas include collection systems; energy; innovation; nutrient management; residuals and biosolids, utility management, and water reclamation and reuse. Individual sessions in each area feature presentations by individual experts or panels, and all sessions include opportunities for questions and discussions. Many are 'hot topic' sessions where you'll find the latest practical information on subjects ranging from collection system modeling and dispersables/flushables to stormwater policy and microconstituents to disinfection, biofuels, biogas and more. And topics are equally hot at the pre-conference workshop program, including several WERF and WEF workshops with the latest research from the water quality field. It's really important to note that educational credits are available at both WEFTEC workshops and technical sessions, so it's easy to build your professional credentials while you learn.
I'd like to thank our hard-working Program Committee members for their time and dedication to excellence. As a result, WEFTEC attendees will have a learning experience that is unmatched anywhere, and I'm proud to be part of that. See you in Chicago!