WEF Circular Water Economy Summit 2024

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Join us in Dallas, Texas, to continue the transformation to the circular water economy. Attend to hear solutions to industrial water challenges, explore the opportunities for developing circular water systems, and learn to commercialize the products that result from it.

Exciting developments for the 2024 edition of the summit are underway! In the meantime, revisit the insightful discussions and ideas from the 2023 event as we continue the conversation on industrial water solutions and circular water economy. Review the 2023 program and speakers.

What Is the CWE Summit?

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This event will bring together C-level decision-makers and thought leaders from companies that are turning their industrial waste streams into value streams.


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Experience the Inspiration of WEFTEC 2023 Again

Revisit the highlights of WEFTEC 2023 Opening General Session.

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Climate Change
Reclaiming Resources in the Second City

Since 2016, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has operated the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility at the Stickney Water ...

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Xylem in the WEFTEC Live Studio

Dive into the future of water solutions with Xylem's COO, Matthew Pine. Pine visited the WEFTEC Live Studio to talk about Xylem's latest developments, including the ...

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State and Future of the Circular Water Economy

Hear from Caroline Samberger, Principal Process Engineer at Stantec Ltd and an esteemed voice in the field of circular water economy (CWE).

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Meet the 2023-2024 WEF President

2023-2024 WEF President Aimeé Killeen discussed what’s on the horizon for WEF over the next year in the WEFTEC Live Studio.

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Industrial Water Resources
Trickle to Treasure: Appreciating the Economic Power of Water

Author Charles Fishman, author of the 2011 book, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, visited the WEFTEC Live Studio to share his ...

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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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