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

Registration opens Tuesday, January 11!

This 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.


Now announcing the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 15 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be hosting 2 mobile sessions and 2 pre-conference workshops.

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


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Now announcing the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 15 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be hosting 2 mobile sessions and 2 pre-conference workshops.

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


View or Download the program


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:
[email protected]
703-684-2400 x7450

Health and Well-being


WEF is implementing the following health and well-being protocols for participants at all 2022 in-person meetings and events. These protocols were developed based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. WEF may adjust our health and well-being 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. Wear a mask while attending sessions/meetings and engaging with other participants at functions (masks may be removed for eating/drinking). This is to maximize protection for each individual participant and reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19. The CDC currently recommends KN95 or N95 masks as the most effective at reducing transmission of COVID-19, when worn consistently and correctly. Learn More.

*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.


Session/Meeting Capacities: expect that session and meeting room set-ups will consider moderate physical distance, which may reduce capacity. For example, seating may be limited to four or five people per round table and theater chairs may be placed with 3-feet of distance between each chair.

Federal government resources to assist you with travel and health concerns:

If you are traveling from outside of the continental U.S., review and note the requirements and restrictions that may impact your plans:


Registration for the Collection Systems Conference 2022 opens today at 9:00 am Eastern time! View the conference rates and details below.

Register Today

Online Registration: 
Registration is conducted online with credit card payment only. 
For step-by-step instructions on the registration process, view the registration tutorial pdf. 

What is the cost to attend? 














Optional Events: 
Pre-conference Workshop and Facility Tour Fees

Registration Fee Includes:
Access to Technical Sessions, networking events and digital conference proceedings. 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.  For more information on membership, check here.  

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 that are not a member of WEF must pay the student nonmember rate and provide proof of student status.

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

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

Policies, Terms and Conditions:  

If you have question, please contact a WEF Registration team member.
[email protected]



Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive West
Detroit, MI 48243 USA

Group Rate (nightly): US$177.00/night Standard Rooms | US$197.00/night View Rooms

Occupancy Fees/Taxes (nightly; subject to change): 15.0%

Reservation Deadline: March 28, 2022

Reserve Now


Situated downtown along the RiverWalk near Huntington Place (15-minute walk), Ford Field, and other attractions, the Marriott at the Renaissance Center welcomes you to Detroit with contemporary design, extraordinary dining and impeccable service. Recharge in thoughtfully appointed accommodations featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable bedding. Guests that book through WEF’s group block receive complimentary guestroom Wi-Fi.

A limited number of standard rooms are available at the prevailing Federal government per diem rate (US$133.00/night) on a first come, first served basis to qualified government employees: Reserve at Government Rate



Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is approximately 23-miles from the Renaissance Center.

  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at DTW.
  • Taxis cost approximately US$50.00 one-way to/from downtown Detroit (cost subject to change).


Travel Alternatives:

Amtrak – the train station is in New Center, northwest of downtown and the cultural district, approximately 5-miles from the Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Hotel Parking Information