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This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)  and The Water Research Foundation

Wastewater professionals from around the globe will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the WEF Collection Systems 2019 Conference.  Please check out our Draft Technical Program.  Registration will open in 2019.

Can't attend the conference, but still want the proceedings?  Click here to be notified when the proceedings become available. 

Download the Technical Program


Download the Draft Technical Program 

Click here for more information on the technical program.


Have you been accepted as a speaker for Collection Systems 2019? Find more information below.

Speaker Information

Questions? Please contact:
Water Environment Federation


Did you join us in Virginia Beach in 2018?  You can still access the Final Onsite Program

Couldn't attend in 2018 and want the proceedings?  They are available for purchase by calling  1-800-666-0206 or visiting  www.wef.org/ShopWEF. Stock Number – CPCS1803.


Registration Opens February 2019

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Full conference fee includes: Opening General Session, admission to all Technical Sessions, Exhibition Hall, and Online access to proceedings
  • One-Day conference fee includes: Admission to the Technical Sessions and the Exhibition on the specific day that was chosen
  • Exhibition Only fee includes: Access to the Exhibition

Workshops, Facility Tours, and Networking Events are optional and require a fee (they are not included with the conference registration fees).


WEF Members (Before 4/12/2019 | After 4/12/2019

  • Full Conference & Expo: $690 | $890
  • Student Full Conference & Expo: $0
  • One Day Full Conference & Expo (either Wednesday or Thursday): $535 | $660
  • Expo Only: $130 $130 

 Non Members (Before 4/12/2019 | After 4/12/2019)

  • Full Conference: $995 | $1295
  • Student Full Conference*: $225 | $290
  • One Day (either Wednesday or Thursday): $535 | $660
  • Expo Only: $160 $160 

Pre Conference Workshops; held on Tuesday, June 4
(Before 4/12/2019 | After 4/12/2019)

  • WEF Members: $179 | $199
  • WEF Student Members: $0
  • Non Members: $209 | $229
  • Non Member Students*: $179 | $199

*All student non members must bring a valid student ID or another form of student verification.  For questions, please email Registration@wef.org


Registration questions?

Registration Coordinator
Phone: 703-684-2441
Email: Registration@wef.org


*Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing with a detailed explanation by 5/24/2019. A 25% administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Registrants who fail to notify WEF of cancellations by May 24 will be liable for the full registration fee.




Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Phone: 855-866-1535

Group Rate: $185
Cut-Off Date: May 6, 2019

Reservation Phone: 1-800-236-2427

*Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and may sell out before the cut-off date.

Book Your Room Here


More Information Coming soon!

See Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities for all Specialty Conferences

Become an Exhibitor Member to receive discounted booth space fees.

Space Rates Include:

  • Complimentary booth personnel badges, two per 100 sq ft contracted
  • Listing in the onsite conference program exhibitor directory
  • Complete mobile app listing, including description, categories, and PDF upload capability  
  • Access to registrant data via the internet once space is fully paid
  • Access to conference proceedings
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities

Questions about Reserving Space? 
    Sarah Evans Moretti 
    Manager, Exhibition Sales 
    phone: 703-684-2466 
    email: smoretti@wef.org 

Already an Exhibitor? 
    Jessica LaFever 
    Manager, Exhibition Operations  
    phone: 703-684-2446 
    email: jlafever@wef.org 


See Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities for all Specialty Conferences

Become a Sponsor and Promote Directly to Your Target Audience.

50% of surveyed WEF conference attendees recognized conference sponsors and were able to accurately identify what they sponsored.

Attract the attention of key decision-makers with multiple exposure opportunities available at price points designed for any marketing plan.

Overall Sponsor Benefits* 

• Enhanced visibility to conference attendees
• Company logo in sponsorship directory in the conference program
• Company logo on the conference sponsorship page
• Complete mobile app listing, including logo, description, and PDF upload capability
• Company logo-enhanced exhibitor directory listing on mobile app, only for conference exhibitors
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the conference
• Company logo recognition on corresponding sponsor slide at the Opening General Session
• One-time pull of pre-registered or final attendee list in Excel format
• Sponsor badge ribbons
* Overall sponsor benefits are included with all opportunities, except hotel sponsorships, meterboards, exhibit hall carpet clings, and tote bag inserts.

Questions about Sponsoring?  
      Sarah Evans Moretti  
      Manager, Exhibition Sales       
      phone: 703-684-2466 
      email: smoretti@wef.org   
Already a Sponsor? 
     Ronnetta Zack-Williams 
     Sponsorship Coordinator 
     phone: 703-684-2468 
     email: rzack-williams@wef.org  


Collection Systems Conference™ 2019 - Continuing Education

Click here to access your CS 2018 Continuing Education Credits Online

You are now able to view your participation details and access your Continuing Education Credits for Workshops and Technical Sessions online. Attendees will have immediate access to their certificates and transcripts through an online portal for 1 year after this event. After that time CE files will have to be requested by email through WEF’s customer service group. These details will be posted on the CS page of WEF.org and emailed to event participants after the conference.

How Do I Receive Credit For this Conference?
To receive credit for all technical sessions and pre-conference workshops, please scan your badge when entering and exiting that activity.

Pre-Conference Workshops:
WEF offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in workshops. One CEU is the equivalent to 10 hours of training or formal instruction. These are distributed for structured, relevant professional training above and beyond that of initial certification or employment in a particular field.

Technical Sessions:
WEF offers Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participation in technical sessions. A PDH is defined as one hour spent engaged in an activity that contributes to the advancement or enhancement of professional skills or scientific knowledge of a professional engineer or operator.

When Will I Receive Credits For this Conference?
Certificates will be made available online immediatley, link coming soon.
Please keep in mind that although WEF does provide these files, most states will require the individual licensee to report continuing education credits.

Note: Educational Credits will not be recorded and documentation will not be distributed unless the attendee is a confirmed registrant of this event and the proper steps are is completed as indicated in the directions provided.

More Information
Learn more about the WEF Continuing Education Program

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service


WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity and Inclusivity


Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Dr. Eileen O'Neill.