Feb 24, 2009

WEF Announces Collection Systems 2009: Working Together to Address Wet Weather Challenges

Conference to take place April 19 to 22; advance registration deadline is March 4

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that Collection Systems 2009: Working Together to Address Wet Weather Challenges, will take place from April 19 to 22, 2009, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.

Organized by the WEF Collection Systems Committee, in cooperation with the Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association, the conference will draw professionals from across the U.S. with a common interest in upgrading and improving the efficiency of their collection systems. The conference will promote the exchange of ideas to further the goals and objectives of the collection systems industry through workshops, technical sessions and an exhibition.

Topics include effective integration of CSO, SSO and storm water programs; how changing regulations are affecting the planning, design and O&M of collection systems facilities; public participation and notification; private property programs; improving operations and maintenance of sewer systems; challenges of sewer system rehabilitation; an overview of various EPA Region IV & V Consent Decree Programs; infrastructure risk management; options for sewer system modeling; and an in-depth review of Louisville’s Consent Decree Program.

The conference is specifically designed for anyone involved in the planning, design or operation and maintenance of collection systems and wet weather facilities including: utility managers and operators; consulting engineers; managers/owners of contract operation firms; state and federal regulators; equipment manufacturers and representatives; and students.

The advanced registration deadline for Collection Systems 2009 is March 4, 2009. Visit www.wef.org for more details.