This conference is organized by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the US Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Water Environment Association. 

The first annual Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit will reinvigorate connections between water and public health by bringing water resource professionals, public health practitioners, policymakers, and researchers together to share ideas on how to address some of the most pressing health issues of our time.

The four-day program will kick off with the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit, the foundational event for the National Wastewater Surveillance System, which will focus on how to make wastewater surveillance data actionable. The Public Health and Water Conference will help develop a common language, identify overlapping issues, share evidence, and explore solutions related to topics such as emerging pathogens, PFAS and other constituents of concern, occupational health, communication and public education, public engagement, health equity and environmental justice, and the connections between public health and climate change.

The Call for Abstracts is now available! The conference steering committee is now soliciting abstracts, workshop proposals, and session proposals.  For more information about each submission type, scroll down to the Call for Abstracts tab. 

The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, September 28th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern (UTC -4)!  Click the link below to submit and abstract, session, or workshop proposal.

Submit Your Abstract

Call for Abstracts

The conference steering committee is now soliciting abstracts, workshop proposals, and session proposals for the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Survelliance Summit. The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, September 28th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern (UTC -4)!


View The Call for Abstracts 
Submit your Abstract


More info on Submitting a Workshop Proposal

More info on Submitting a Session Proposal

Use your WEF member log in to access the AI submission portal. If you are not a WEF member, or you need help logging in, please check these instructions before contacting your conference's email address. 


Please note that manuscripts or extended abstracts are required in order to be a speaker at this conference and will be due from speakers in February. WEF will be as flexible as possible with this deadline will make exceptions if needed. For more information about manuscripts and license agreements, please click the link below about speaking at a WEF Specialty Conference and check the "Manuscripts" and "FAQs" tabs. 

More info on Speaking at a WEF Specialty Conference


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


More information about registration is coming soon! 


Housing for the Public Health and Water Conference & Water Disease Surveillance Summit is expected to open December 6th, 2021. 


Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA

Group Rate (nightly): US$175.00

Occupancy Fees/Taxes (nightly; subject to change): 18.3%

Located just steps from the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati hotel is in the heart of Cincinnati’s vibrant downtown. If you are a sports enthusiast, it is the closest hotel to Paul Brown Stadium and within walking distance of the Great American Ballpark. Enjoy meals on site in the hotel’s farm-to-table concept restaurant, Red Roost Tavern; grab-and-go from The Market; relax with in-room dining; or enjoy a night out in the nearby Fountain Square District. Hyatt guests receive complimentary basic guestroom Wi-Fi.



Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is approximately 13-miles from downtown Cincinnati.

  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at CVG.
  • Executive Transportation provides shared ride van or car service to hotels at a cost of US$26.00 one-way or US$40.00 round-trip (cost subject to change). Book in advance online or upon arrival at CVG.
  • Taxis cost approximately US$34.00 one-way to/from downtown Cincinnati (cost subject to change).
  • Hotel Parking Information

Exhibition & Sponsorship

Exhibit and Sponsor opportunities for Public Health Conference and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Summit 2022 coming late October 2021.

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