Water Environment Federation Technical Conference to broadcast two sessions free on Sept. 28

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America. Cutting-edge technical sessions and workshops address topics including collection systems; resource recovery, including nutrients and energy; plant operations, treatment, and management; regulations and research; residuals and biosolids; stormwater management; water recycling, and more.

 

WEFTEC 2015 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 2630, 2015. Two sessions will be broadcast live on the morning of Monday, September 28.

  • Opening General session – Leading the Water Resource Revolution will be from 8:15 – 9:30 am CDT. The session will feature remarks from WEF President Ed McCormick and a keynote address from Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author. Stewart will discuss his film, Revolution, and his efforts to raise awareness about the greatest evolutionary journey in human history and the awe-inspiring revolution that’s underway to save life on Earth. Stewart’s thought-provoking presentation will help frame the water sector’s own revolutionary efforts to transform sustainable water management and push water to the forefront of innovation.
  • Water Leaders session – The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities – will be shown from 10 – 11:45 CDT. All water utilities and cities are faced with rapidly changing pressures. Whether it’s changing economic conditions, increasing regulations, or a changing climate, strong leadership is needed to plan, respond, and move quickly, all while maintaining current levels of service. Come hear from water leaders who are driving transformational shifts at their organizations, effectively changing the culture, communicating strategically, and engaging the community for a more resilient future.
     

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is ISTC's Sustainability Information Curator and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR). She also created and authors Environmental News Bits (http://envnewsbits.info).
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