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


Save the date for Collection Systems 2022: Sewers in the Motor City – The Engine of Our Industry!  The 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.

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. The Call for Abstracts closed on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m. ET (UTC -4). More information about the program will be announced in the fall. 

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. The Call for Abstracts closed on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m. ET (UTC -4). More information about the program will be announced in the fall. 


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. 


More info on Speaking at a WEF Specialty Conference


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


More information about registering for Collection Systems 2022 is coming soon.



Please contact: 
[email protected]



Housing for the Collection Systems 2022 Conference will open January 5th, 2022.


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

Group Rate (nightly): US$177.00

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

Situated downtown along the RiverWalk near the TCF Center (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.



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



Exhibition & Sponsorship

Sponsor opportunities now available!

Exhibit opportunities for Collection Systems 2022 coming late November 2021.

For more details, please contact:
Nic Christy
Director, Global Advertising
[email protected]
+44 7899.927.926

Continuing Education

Collection Systems 2021 CE Spotlight
Did you know that WEF provides an easy way for virtual conference participants to receive continuing education (CE) credits?  Attendees can now track credits, access transcripts, archived record keeping, and state reporting.

  • For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. states. WEF maintains Provider Status with several state engineering boards, including the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
  • For Professional Operators: WEF is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with many state operator licensing boards for Collection Systems 2021: A Virtual Event, including: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

States’ licensing boards encourage licensees to familiarize themselves with credit policies and requirements, and to verify which events are approved or accepted in their state(s).  If you have questions about WEF's Continuing Education Program, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-666-0206.

Virtual Event 2021

Registration is now closed for the Collection Systems 2021: A Virtual Event. Live and Simu-live sessions ran March 23-25 and those registered had access to the recording of each session and company demo through June 23rd (90 days after the live dates).

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


To see what was offered at the 2021 Collection Systems Virtual Event, click here to view the final program.