Register by July 15 to receive the best rate on attending WEFTEC, the largest water quality conference and exhibition in the world. Hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the event will be held September 26 through 30, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Stormwater Congress is a spotlight event within WEFTEC featuring more than 30 specifically tailored stormwater technical sessions and four workshops. Come to WEFTEC for stormwater solutions related to regulations and policies, flooding, transportation systems, green infrastructure, financing, and many other topics.
Additionally, find more tools for the stormwater manager’s toolbox in the Stormwater Pavilion on the WEFTEC exhibit floor, where companies showcase the latest technologies and services. The pavilion also includes a theater with a schedule of short, interactive programming, and it will be the location of two evening receptions on September 28 and 29.
WEFTEC attendees also can register for the Stormwater Congress luncheon, a separate ticked event that will take place on September 28. The keynote speaker for the Stormwater Congress luncheon will be the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Antonio Riley. He has been at the forefront of flood and disaster preparedness, particularly around federal interagency coordination on resilience and climate. Riley will discuss the HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program and how it relates to urban resilience and stormwater infrastructure. As Stormwater Congress attendees grapple daily with the implications of climate, storms, infrastructure needs, and limited resources, the innovations and partnerships Riley will highlight take on tremendous importance.
On June 18, WEF also released an overview of the Stormwater Congress technical program featuring special topics and research as well as key sessions identified for utility managers, modelers, designers, and watershed managers. The WEFTEC 2015 mobile application also is up to date with sessions, speakers, and abstracts.