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

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Save the Date for Collection Systems 2023 Conference June 27-30, 2023 in Kansas City, MO


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

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Save the Date for Collection Systems 2023 in Kansas City, MO June 27-30, 2023.


See what was in the 2022 Technical Program! In addition to the 15 technical sessions, this year we are pleased to be hosting 2 mobile sessions and 2 pre-conference workshops.

Please view the information below to learn more about the technical program and other add-on events which will be offered in Detroit. You can also preview the conference’s floorplan to learn more about our exhibiting companies.

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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


WEF revised our masking protocols to align with the updated guidance from the CDC (March 2022). We are using COVID-19 Community Levels to determine masking protocols for WEF meetings and events based on the latest data 

Wayne County, Michigan's community level is currently Low - masks are optional. WEF will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Community Levels and adjust 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) viral tests, including FDA-approved at-home/self-tests, are acceptable. Results must be verified by an official medical agency/clinic or telehealth service. Antibody tests are NOT acceptable.

  1. Masks are optional - WEF strongly encourages those who are immunocompromised and those who feel comfortable wearing a mask to do so. 

*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.


Registration for the Collection Systems Conference 2022 is closed. View the conference rates and details below.

What is the cost to attend? 














Optional Events: 
Pre-conference Workshop and Facility Tour Fees

Registration Fee Includes:
Access to Technical Sessions, exhibition, networking events and digital conference proceedings. Workshops 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.  

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.

Online registration payments are by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). 

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.

Policies, Terms and Conditions:  

If you have questions, please contact a WEF Registration team member. [email protected]



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

Group Rate (nightly): US$177.00/night Standard Rooms | US$197.00/night View Rooms

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

Situated downtown along the RiverWalk near Huntington Place (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.

A limited number of standard rooms are available at the prevailing Federal government per diem rate (US$133.00/night) on a first come, first served basis to qualified government employees: Reserve at Government Rate



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



Continuing Education

WEF provides an easy way for conference participants to receive continuing education (CE) credits through reliable credit tracking, anytime access to CE credit documentation and archived record keeping for state reporting. 

Access to Continuing Education (CE) Credits for conference registrants will be available within 4 weeks after the event.  The direct link will be provided on this page and in email after the conference.

For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. state licensing boards. 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 Conference 2022, including: IL, IN, MI, MO, OH, WI.

If you are a licensed Operator from a state that is not represented in this list above – Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

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).


These details apply to the Collection Systems Conference 2022– for more information regarding WEF’s CE Credit Program please visit the WEF Education homepage.



     Questions about CE credits at WEF events?  Contact us at [email protected] and 1-800-666-0206.