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Register today for the WEF Forum 2022 on Particles and Colloids to join the water community as they take a deep dive into the world of particles and colloids (P&Cs).  During this two-and-a-half-day experience, attendees will discuss how best to apply modern P&C science to engineered water systems while identifying new areas for exploration.  This Forum will feature short and highly technical presentations providing context on the following session topics:

  • Session 1: P&Cs Beyond the Standard Turbidity and TSS
  • Session 2: Particle Type and Particle Properties
  • Session 3: P&C Processes
  • Session 4: Methods for Characterization and Monitoring P&Cs

Download the conference program for more information about the presentations and topics.   

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Space is limited. Will you be one of the 175 professionals who will join us in Fort Lauderdale?   

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Now announcing the Forum 2022 Program! To view and download the program, click the link below:

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In the water industry, particles and colloids (P&Cs) are everywhere: a resource to be recovered at preliminary/primary stage (front), a driver of reaction rates for the secondary treatment (middle), and a liability to be removed in the final effluent for high-end water reuse (end). The real science and engineering of P&Cs is often oversimplified and, in most cases, poorly understood. Kinetic modeling parameters to account for particle behavior like P&C surface chemistries, size, density and composition are mostly neglected, and current methods for characterizing P&C are rudimentary at best.

The WEF Forum seeks to advance our understanding of how best to apply modern P&C science to engineered water systems as well as identify new areas for exploration. This forum will consider the broad problems and opportunities of P&Cs ranging from physical and chemical to biological reactions associated with P&C. In addition, the program will be focused on the most interesting and exciting P&C science and research innovation opportunities for treatment process design, operation and intensification.


We are proud to highlight the 2022 Forum Steering Committee:

Peter Vanrolleghem, Université Laval, Co-Chair

Kendra Sveum, Loudoun Water, Co-Chair

Erika Bailey, City of Raleigh Public Utilities

Charles Bott, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Jeanette Brown, Manhattan College

Chris deBarbadillo, DC Water

Jose Jimenez, Brown and Caldwell

Wendell Khunjar, Hazen

Tom Kunetz, MWRDGC

Jim McQuarrie, Denver MWRD

Adrien Moreau, Suez

Sudhir Murthy, NEWhub

Pusker Regmi, Brown and Caldwell

Peter Schauer, Clean Water Services

Art Umble, Stantec



If you have questions, please contact:

WEF Education and Training
[email protected] 
703-684-2400 x7450

Registration is Open!

Registration for the WEF Forum 2022 is limited to approximately 175 participants and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. View conference rates and registration details below.  
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.
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What is the Cost to Attend?

Registration Fee Includes:
Access to Technical Sessions and networking events. 

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). 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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Forum participants must make their own hotel reservation and are strongly encouraged to stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street to maximize networking throughout this 3-day event.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street

1100 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

Group Rate (nightly): US $219.00
Occupancy Fees/Taxes (nightly; subject to change): 13.0% 

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Daily cooked-to-order breakfast, evening receptions, and guest room Wi-Fi are included. Enjoy a casual dinner in the Embassy Suites’ E Spot Restaurant and Bar; order room service; or take a stroll to the nearby waterfront and enjoy a night out at one of the seafood eateries located in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Harbordale neighborhood.



Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is approximately 5-miles from the hotel.

  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at FLL.
  • Taxi fares average US$17.00 one-way to/from the Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale (cost subject to change).

Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 30-miles from the hotel.

  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at MIA.
  • Taxi fares average US$77.00 one-way to/from downtown Fort Lauderdale (cost subject to change).


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