This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Michigan Water Environment Association.


Save the date for Collection Systems 2022: Sewers in the Motor City – The Engine of Our Industry!  The robust program will highlight continued advances in the wastewater collection systems sector. This four-day event gives attendees ample time to experience and learn about exciting projects and technologies being utilized across the country.

Learn about local area projects, tunnels, trenchless technology, and asset management; get a real-world look at projects implemented in the Detroit area; and participate in an interactive experience with equipment, technology, and service vendors that continue to improve efforts in providing high quality collection systems infrastructure throughout the country.

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern (UTC -4)! Click the link below to view or download the call for abstracts. Submit your abstract here

View the Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now available! The Collection Systems Conference Committee is now accepting submissions for abstracts, session proposals, and pre-conference workshops as well as virtual presentation opportunities. The Call for Abstracts will close on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m. ET (UTC -4).

View the Call for Abstracts 

Submit your abstract


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Questions? Please contact:
[email protected]
703-684-2400 x7450


More information about registering for Collection Systems 2022 is coming soon.

Questions? Please contact: 
[email protected]


Exhibition & Sponsorship

Exhibit and Sponsor opportunities for Collection Systems 2022 coming late November 2021.

To receive details when they are available, please contact:
Nic Christy
Director, Global Advertising
[email protected]
+44 7899.927.926

Continuing Education

Collection Systems 2021 CE Spotlight
Did you know that WEF provides an easy way for virtual conference participants to receive continuing education (CE) credits?  Attendees can now track credits, access transcripts, archived record keeping, and state reporting.

  • For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. states. 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 is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with many state operator licensing boards for Collection Systems 2021: A Virtual Event, including: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

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).  If you have questions about WEF's Continuing Education Program, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-666-0206.

Virtual Event 2021

Registration is now closed for the Collection Systems 2021: A Virtual Event. Live and Simu-live sessions ran March 23-25 and those registered had access to the recording of each session and company demo through June 23rd (90 days after the live dates).

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


To see what was offered at the 2021 Collection Systems Virtual Event, click here to view the final program.