Water Environment Federation 

This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the Central States Water Environment Association and The Water Research Foundation.

The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium will bring together environmental professionals to discuss and debate the current state of the art for nutrient removal, recovery, and management and the parameters that influence technology boundaries.

This year’s event located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will provide a forum for the discussion of research collaboration to promote the rapid application of new innovative solutions for nutrient removal and recovery.

We hope you will join us for this exciting symposium.

Download the Call for Abstracts 

Can't attend the symposium but still want the proceedings? Click here to be notified when the proceedings become available.


Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting submissions for all of the following via the link below:

  • Abstracts
  • Workshop Proposals
  • Session Proposals

Submit Here

Download the Call for Abstracts

More info on Call for Abstract Topics
More info on Workshop Proposals
More info on Session Proposals

Method of Submittal: Online only please


Submit Abstract:

Video Instructions for Abstract Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Abstract Submission Portal


Submit Workshop:

Video Instructions for Workshop Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Workshop Submission Portal


Submit Session Proposal:

Video Instructions for Session Proposal Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Session Proposal Submission Portal


Questions? Please contact:


Did you join us in Raleigh in 2018?  You can still access the Final Onsite Program (PDF)

Couldn't attend in 2018 and want the proceedings?  They are available for purchase by calling  1-800-666-0206 or visiting  www.wef.org/ShopWEF. Stock Number – CPNR1805.

We are working on getting everything set for 2019.  More information regarding the Call for Abstracts is coming soon.

Questions? Please contact:
WEF Education & Training


Registration opens in April 2019

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Full conference fee includes: Opening General Session, admission to all Technical Sessions, and Online access to proceedings
  • One-Day conference fee includes: Admission to the Technical Sessions on the specific day that was chosen

Workshops are optional and require a fee (they are not included with the conference registration fees).


WEF Members (Before 5/31/2019 | After 5/31/2019

  • Full Conference: $570 $745
  • Student Full Conference: $0
  • One Day Full Conference (either Wednesday or Thursday): $400 $520 

 Non Members (Before 5/31/2019 | After 5/31/2019)

  • Full Conference: $935 $1205
  • Student Full Conference*: $200 $260
  • One Day (either Wednesday or Thursday): $535 | $660

Pre Conference Workshops; held on Tuesday, June 4
(Before 5/31/2019 | After 5/31/2019)

  • WEF Members: $179 $199
  • WEF Student Members: $0
  • Non Members: $209 | $229
  • Non Member Students*: $179 | $199

*All student non members must bring a valid student ID or another form of student verification.  For questions, please email Registration@wef.org


Registration questions?

Registration Coordinator
Phone: 703-684-2441
Email: Registration@wef.org


Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-758-7811   

More information about rates and booking coming soon!


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• Enhanced visibility to conference attendees
• Company logo in sponsorship directory in the conference program
• Company logo on the conference sponsorship page
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• Company logo-enhanced exhibitor directory listing on mobile app, only for conference exhibitors
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the conference
• Company logo recognition on corresponding sponsor slide at the Opening General Session
• One-time pull of pre-registered or final attendee list in Excel format
• Sponsor badge ribbons
* Overall sponsor benefits are included with all opportunities, except hotel sponsorships, meterboards, exhibit hall carpet clings, and tote bag inserts.

Questions about Sponsoring?  
      Sarah Evans Moretti  
      Manager, Exhibition Sales       
      phone: 703-684-2466 
      email: smoretti@wef.org   
Already a Sponsor? 
     Ronnetta Zack-Williams 
     Sponsorship Coordinator 
     phone: 703-684-2468 
     email: rzack-williams@wef.org  

Continuing Education

How Do I Receive Credit For this Conference?
To receive credit for all technical sessions and pre-conference workshops, please fill out a Continuing Education Request Form and be sure to have a room monitor initial for verification.

Attendees will have to submit their CE Request Form to the Registration Desk at the end of the conference. Please request a continuing education form when you check-in and ask WEF staff at the Registration Desk if you have further questions.

Pre-Conference Workshops:
WEF offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in workshops. One CEU is the equivalent to 10 hours of training or formal instruction. These are distributed for structured, relevant professional training above and beyond that of initial certification or employment in a particular field.

Technical Sessions:
WEF offers Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participation in technical sessions. A PDH is defined as one hour spent engaged in an activity that contributes to the advancement or enhancement of professional skills or scientific knowledge of a professional engineer or operator.

When Will I Receive Credits For this Conference?
Certificates and transcripts for this event will be emailed within 8 weeks of the conference. Please keep in mind that although WEF does provide these files, most states will require the individual licensee to report continuing education credits.

Note: Educational Credits will not be recorded and documentation will not be distributed unless the attendee is a confirmed registrant of this event and the proper steps are completed as indicated in the directions provided.

Are WEF Continuing Education Credits Approved in My State?
WEF applies for approval in many states and will be happy to work with individuals and Member Associations for additional state or agency approvals upon request. In addition, WEF has been approved as a Training Provider through the following:

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers, the New York State Department of Education, and the Ohio EPA. Many other states accept WEF PDH credits and WEF CEU credits as long as subjects and content meets with state requirements. For example: California (CWEA), Nevada, and New Jersey.

What Else Do I Need to Know?
WEF follows the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) guidelines along with state-specific regulations to achieve strict policies and procedures regarding its Continuing Education Program. WEF calculates education credits following a standardized method that is the most widely accepted by certification and licensing agencies. However, many states differ in the type and/or number of credits they will approve for educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WEF conference credits are accepted.

Service and Support…
In keeping with IACET guidelines, WEF maintains a database of all continuing education files for a minimum of 7 years. You may contact WEF’s Customer Service Team between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday to request these files. Please call 1-800-666-0206 or submit an email request to CSC@wef.org.

More Information
Learn more about the WEF Continuing Education Program