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

 

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Registration is now open for the first annual Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit. 

Register today to join water resource and public health professionals, public health practitioners, and policymakers as they 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 Technology Spotlight Presentations is Now Open!
This exhibitor exclusive offer ends January 31st at 11:59pm Eastern.

SUBMIT HERE

 

Now announcing the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 16 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit and 1 pre-conference workshop.

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

VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM

Call for Technology Spotlight

The Call for Technology Spotlight Presentations is Now Open!
This exhibitor exclusive offer ends January 31st at 11:59pm Eastern.

SUBMIT HERE

Download the Call for Presentations

These sessions bring attendees directly to exhibitor booths for topic-focused discussions that allow presenters to showcase products and services in technical and educational presentations combined with equipment or hands-on visuals.  This session is open to any exhibitor who can address the subject matter.

This session last 80 minutes. During that time, presenters are expected to give three 20-minute presentations back-to back simultaneously with 4 other exhibitors.

 

Program

Now announcing the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 16 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be the Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit and 1 pre-conference workshop.

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

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. 

 


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

Health and Well-being

UPDATED JANUARY 20, 2022

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.

 

Employees of the Duke Energy Convention Center (venue) are expected to wear masks when servicing Public Health and Water Conference related functions.

  • Duke Energy Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Duke Energy Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility. Learn more.
  • The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is the official conference hotel. Learn about Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.

 

Nearby COVID-19 Testing Locations:

  • Skyology NKY (402 Bakewell St., Covington, KY – 2.0 miles from convention center and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati)
  • Little Clinic inside Kroger supermarket (1 W. Corry St., Cincinnati, OH – 3.0 miles from convention center and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati)
  • Skyology Lab (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, ticketing level near TSA – 14.0 miles from convention center and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati)

 

View coronavirus information and updates from The City of Cincinnati.

 

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

Registration for the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit is now open!

Register Now 
 

Online Registration:
Registration is conducted online with credit card payment only. 

  • WEF Member Search: Enter the last name and email associated with your WEF membership account.
  • Not a member? Click Continue to register.

What is the cost to attend?

Optional Event Fees:

  • Preconference Workshop Fees, Supersaver | Standard
    • Member Fees: $100 | $120
    • Nonmember Fees: $129 | $150 
  • Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit Fee: Free (registration required)

Registration Includes:

  • Full Conference: Technical Sessions, Exhibition and NetworkingEvents.
  • One Day Conference: Technical Sessions, Exhibition and Networking Events on the chosen day. 
  • Expo Only: Exhibiton Only 

Note: Optional events 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.  

Nonmember:
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.

Payment:
Online registration payments are by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Checks, purchase orders and wire transfers are not accepted.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an immediate confirmation email from WEF. 

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.


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Questions? Please Contact:

[email protected]


Policies, Terms and Conditions:  

Questions? Please Contact:

[email protected]

 

Hotel

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%

Reservation Deadline: March 1, 2022

Reserve Now

 

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.

 

Airport:

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