This conference is organized by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the US Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Water Environment Association. 

The Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit Live in Cincinnati is sold out and registration is no longer available to attend in-person.

However, we are now announcing the option to join a portion of the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit via Live-Stream!  More information and registration for the summit only is in the tab below. Price for the Live-Stream Conference Track plus free access to the Summit: Members: $199 | Non-Members: $229

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Join water resource and public health professionals, public health practitioners, and policymakers, and share ideas on how to address some of the most pressing health issues of our time.

Please view the information below to learn more about the technical program and other add-on events which will be offered in Cincinnati.


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Register for the Live-Stream

You can now attend a portion of the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit from the comfort of your own home.

WEF will be live streaming one track of the conference on March 22 and 23rd via zoom so registrants can hear presentations and ask questions live via the chat. 

Price for Conference Track plus free access to the Summit:
Members: $199 | Non-Members: $229
Download the Live-Stream Program Here

In addition, you’ll get bonus access to the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit which take place on March 21 free of cost! You’ll not only get access to the conference live, but each session will be recorded so those registered can watch it again for the next 3 months and earn up to 10 PDHs at the conference with an additional possible 6 PDHs from the Summit. Please note the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit will not be recorded, so you must join live.

Zoom links to join the live-stream will be provided in the WEF Learning Center. After you join virtually, you’ll be asked to take a short quiz to earn your continuing education certificate automatically on the site.



If you would like to register to join the live-streamed Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit ONLY, please click herePlease note the summit will not be recorded and can only be viewed live.

For questions, please email 


Now announcing the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 16 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be also be hosting the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit on March 21.

Please view the information below to learn more about the technical program and other add-on events which will be offered in Cincinnati. You can also preview the conference’s floorplan to learn more about our exhibiting companies.


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Speaking at the conference? Click here to learn more about the requirements.

Use your WEF member log in to access the AI speaker portal. If you are not a WEF member, or you need help logging in, please check these instructions before contacting the conference email address, listed below.

 Please contact:
703-684-2400 x7450

Health and Well-being


WEF has revised our masking protocols to align with the updated guidance from the CDC. We will use COVID-19 Community Levels to determine masking protocols for WEF meetings and events based on the latest data.  

Hamilton County, Ohio's community level is currently Low - masks are optional. WEF will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Community Levels and adjust protocols as necessary.


  1. Show proof of full vaccination* OR of a negative COVID-19 test result (test taken no more than 48-hours before arriving) to pick up your badge or to register onsite.

Vaccination Record Options: you can bring either a hard copy of your vaccination record or present a digital copy for verification onsite at Badge Pickup/Registration.

Acceptable COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen or Rapid Molecular (PCR) test results generated from an official medical agency/clinic are acceptable. Antibody tests are NOT acceptable.

  1. Masks are optional - WEF strongly encourages those who are immunocompromised and those who feel comfortable wearing a mask to do so. 

*The CDC defines fully vaccinated as:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. WEF recommends that you follow CDC guidance and stay up-to-date with your vaccines. Learn More.

COVID-19 Testing Locations:

  • Skyology Lab at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located on the ticketing level near TSA Pre-Check and CLEAR. Testing is available at cost; health insurance is not accepted.


Registration for the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit is now closed!

If you have questions, please contact a WEF Registration team member.




Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA

Group Rate (nightly): US$175.00

Occupancy Fees/Taxes (nightly; subject to change): 18.3%

Reservation Deadline: March 8, 2022

Reserve Now


Located just steps from the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati hotel is in the heart of Cincinnati’s vibrant downtown. If you are a sports enthusiast, it is the closest hotel to Paul Brown Stadium and within walking distance of the Great American Ballpark. Enjoy meals on site in the hotel’s farm-to-table concept restaurant, Red Roost Tavern; grab-and-go from The Market; relax with in-room dining; or enjoy a night out in the nearby Fountain Square District. Hyatt guests receive complimentary basic guestroom Wi-Fi.



Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is approximately 13-miles from downtown Cincinnati.

  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at CVG.
  • Executive Transportation provides shared ride van or car service to hotels at a cost of US$26.00 one-way or US$40.00 round-trip (cost subject to change). Book in advance online or upon arrival at CVG.
  • Taxis cost approximately US$34.00 one-way to/from downtown Cincinnati (cost subject to change).
  • Hotel Parking Information

Continuing Education

WEF provides an easy way for conference participants to receive continuing education (CE) credits through reliable credit tracking, anytime access to CE credit documentation and archived record keeping for state reporting. 

Access to Continuing Education (CE) Credits for conference registrants will be available within 4 weeks after the event.  The direct link will be provided on this page and in email after the conference.


For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. state licensing boards.  WEF maintains Provider Status with several state engineering boards, including the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

For Professional Operators: WEF has obtained CE credit pre-approval with the OH EPA for the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit. If you are seeking approval for this event for Wastewater Operators in your state, please contact our CE Credit Program through for assistance.

States’ licensing boards encourage licensees to familiarize themselves with credit policies and requirements, and to verify which events are approved or accepted in their state(s).


These details apply to the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit – for more information regarding WEF’s CE Credit Program please visit the WEF Education homepage.



     Questions about CE credits at WEF events?  Contact us at and 1-800-666-0206.