Neda Simeonova is editorial director of Water & Wastes Digest. Simeonova can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1011.
Sep 23, 2014

WEFTEC.14: Show Time in the Big Easy

This week, thousands of water professionals will head to The Big Easy for the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference  (WEFTEC.14).

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, WEFTEC.14 attendees will have an opportunity to take part in 45 technical sessions, 35 workshops and 11 mobile sessions, and also see new technologies presented by about 1,000 solution providers exhibiting at the show.

The Opening General Session kickstarted the conference on Monday, Sept. 29 with “Embracing Change in a Disruptive Age” keynote address by Luke Williams, a commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural change.

Other conference program highlights include:
• A panel discussion on “Great Water Cities” featuring leaders from diverse cities who will discuss unconventional solutions to manage water resources and demands, and increase resiliency.
• Seven facility tours focusing on facility operations and maintenance; energy production and conservation; collection systems and distribution; storm water; green infrastructure; and wet weather.
• A demonstration of the skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities at the Operation Challenge 2014.

The staff of W&WD looks forward to seeing you this week. Be sure to stop by our booth #4829.