WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual technical exhibition and conference, is the biggest event of its kind and offers water professionals from around the world the best quality education and training available today. For the third consecutive year, WEFTEC also will include the Stormwater Congress, to take place in Chicago, Sept. 26–30, 2015. Be part of the technical program by submitting to the 2015 Call for Abstracts. Speakers at WEFTEC and the Stormwater Congress gain exposure to regulators, researchers, practitioners, operators, and exhibitors all in one place. Join nearly 20,000 water professionals from around the world to hear and speak on a wide range of topics.

Each year WEF’s Program Committee selects the best abstracts from hundreds of submissions to address the most relevant issues and create a comprehensive educational opportunity for the water sector. At WEFTEC 2014 there were more than 145 technical sessions alone. Do not miss the opportunity to be a part of the most powerful water quality event of the year – submit an abstract, a workshop, or session proposal for 2015.

The following stormwater topics are covered under the 2015 Call for Abstracts:

  • Designing for resilient stormwater management systems in a changing climate.
  • Integrating flood control and stormwater quality in urban environments.
  • Green Infrastructure: benefits, ecosystem valuation, social impacts, specifications and performance.
  • Effectiveness of stormwater treatment processes from manufactured devices.
  • Stream channel assessment and restoration techniques in a stormwater management context.
  • Stormwater total maximum daily load development and compliance strategies: meeting numeric requirements.
  • Adaptive management and pollutant trading to meet stormwater regulations.
  • Permitting challenges in stormwater.
  • Municipal separate storm sewer system program challenges and issues.
  • Designing stormwater capture, storage and recovery to supplement water supply.
  • Stormwater utility management, fee-in-lieu, and equivalency programs.
  • Innovative financing and funding in stormwater.
  • Public outreach and education in stormwater programs.
  • Creative options and practices for public and private maintenance programs.
  • Erosion and sediment control.

For topics not included above or for those that lend themselves to nontraditional formats, consider submitting a session or workshop proposal. Find more information about the 2015 Call for Abstracts online. Abstracts and session proposals are due December 1 while workshop proposals are due November 3.