Collection Systems and Stormwater Conference 2024

April 9-12, 2024 | Hartford, CT

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This conference is hosted by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the New England Water Environment Association.

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Join us at the 2024 Collection Systems and Stormwater Conference! WEF is delighted to welcome you to Hartford, Connecticut, for another exciting conference focused on design and operations of wastewater collection systems, as well as wet weather control and stormwater management.

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Education & CEUs

We are pleased to offer 3 pre-conference workshops and 31 technical sessions focused on various topics related to both collection systems and stormwater.

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Explore more than 60 collection systems and stormwater exhibitors at CSSW. Find the latest products and services and network with your peers.

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Network with NEWEA

Join NEWEA for an evening full of networking, food, beverages, and entertainment. NEWEA’s Welcome Reception will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at the CT Science Center (a 2-minute walk from the convention center) from 5-8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and include 2 drink tickets, food, and special access to the Science Center.

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Registration Information

Registration for the Collection Systems and Stormwater Conference is now open!

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Registration Fee

  By March 1, 2024 On/After March 2, 2024
  Member* Nonmember Member* Nonmember
Full Conference  $715 $1,025 $925 $1,335
Full Conference Student $0 $225** $0 $290**
One Day Conference $415 $550 $535 $685
Expo Only $100 $100 $100 $100


*You must be an active WEF Member to qualify for these rates. Join or renew today.
**Student Nonmember: To qualify for the Student Non-Member rate, you must provide proof of enrollment in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited college or university and provide written documentation on school letterhead, verifying your student status.

Workshop & Tour Rates

Item Description Date & Time *Member *Non-Member
Workshop A

Smart Sewer Applications and Utility Experiences

Apr 9
$195.00 $225.00
Workshop B Don’t Forget Your Manholes! How to Identify and Properly Select Rehabilitation to Extend Service Life  Apr 9
8:30 -5:00 
$195.00 $225.00
**Workshop C

Financing Stormwater Infrastructure in Communities: WIFIA, SRFs, and Private Finance, and Technical Assistance via EPA Environmental Finance Centers

Apr 9
1:30 -  5:00
$100.00 $125.00
**Tour A

Hartford MDC’s South Hartford Conveyance & Storage Tunnel Project

Apr 10
1:00- 4:00 
$50.00 $50.00
**Tour B

Navigating the Challenges of Operating one of the Most Complex Flood Control Systems in New England

Apr 10
$50.00 $50.00

*You must be an active WEF Member to qualify for these rates. Join or renew today.
** Lunch is not included.

To Register, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Register Now link.
  • Use WEF Account Lookup to see if you have an existing account or WEF membership.
  • Nonmembers, choose "Continue as a Nonmember" or join/renew your membership 

For step-by-step instructions on the registration process, view the registration tutorial pdf.

Registration Fee Includes

  • Access to Technical Sessions
  • Networking events
  • Digital conference proceedings
  • Lunch & Reception – Wednesday, April 10
  • Lunch – Thursday, April 11

Workshops are not included with conference registration.

Member Rate Qualifications
In order to qualify for member rates, you must have a current individual WEF membership, valid through the date of the event you are attending. You should have your own individual member ID number. Though your institution may be a member of WEF, you must maintain an individual WEF membership to be eligible to receive the member rate.

If you are not a WEF member or your membership lapses and is not renewed by the time of the event, you will either have to join/renew your membership or pay the non-member rate for the event.

Students who are not members of WEF must pay the student nonmember rate and provide proof of student status, during the registration process.

Online registration payments are by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express). 

Cancellation and Substitution
A written request for cancellation/refund must be submitted by March 22, 2024. WEF will charge a 25% cancellation fee and refund 75%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after March 22, 2024. Rather than canceling, consider sending a substitute. An organization may submit a request to substitute one person for another in writing by March 22, 2024.

Important Note
All attendees must have a unique email address registered. If you are registering for someone else, please enter their email address.

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Hotel Information

Conference Headquarters Hotel:

Marriott Hartford Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd | Hartford, CT 06103

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Program & Continuing Education Units

Explore the program, education, and in-store events for Collection Systems and Stormwater 2024. The robust program includes 3 pre-conference workshops and 31 technical sessions focused on various topics related to both collection systems and stormwater.

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For more information about submitting content and speaking at WEF Education & Training Events, visit our Speaker Information page.

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Continuing Education

WEF provides an easy way for conference registrants 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 CE credits for registrants will be available within 4 weeks after the conference. The direct link will be provided on the event website and via direct email immediately following the conference.

For Professional Engineers
WEF education and training events are accepted by most U.S. state licensing boards for engineers. WEF also 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 is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with several state operator licensing boards for the 2024 Collection Systems and Stormwater Conference, including: CT, NY, MA, ME, MD, NH, NY, NJ, OH, PA and VT. Further state pre-approvals may be added up until the conference dates with the full list of state approval information provided on the CSC and Stormwater 2024 website.

If you are a licensed Operator seeking CE credits from a state that is not represented in our active site list, please contact 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).

For more information about continuing education overall, visit WEF’s Continuing Education Credits page.

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Connect with our community of water professionals who ensure that our local communities have access to clean water that protects public health. Explore our member benefits and find the membership type that’s right for you.

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From hands-on-training and leadership opportunities, such as Operations Challenge, to online training, such as the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series, WEF provides operators with many opportunities to advance on-the-job knowledge and develop their careers.

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Water & Wastewater Treatment

More than 16,000 publicly owned water resource recovery facilities operate in the United States. Skilled engineers and operators work together to ensure new and updated facilities continue to protect public health and the environment.

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Biosolids Resource Recovery

Through biosolids management, solid residue from wastewater treatment is processed to reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors, forming a safe, beneficial agricultural product. Biosolids are carefully monitored and must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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Industrial Water Resources

Industries treat and reuse wastewater and process water as well as provide environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment while reducing costs and maintaining value for their businesses.

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Utility Management

To respond to myriad daily challenges faced by water and wastewater utility leaders, WEF continuously works with its members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives; resources; and educational, training, and networking opportunities.

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Government & Regulatory Affairs

WEF advocacy activities aim to educate WEF members and the water sector on public policy issues related to water quality and resources and equip them to play a greater role in water policy discussions.

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Collection Systems and Conveyance

The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater has brought dramatic improvements to public health. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers.

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Stormwater & Watershed Management

Take a comprehensive look at how all water resources, including uplands, drainage basins, wetlands, stormwater, surface water, and groundwater interact.

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Public Health

The water sector and its systems protect public and ecological health. Using the data that can be collected through smart water technologies provides additional insights to address complex public health issues.

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