WEFTEC.08 to Highlight Chicago's Green Issues

Renewable energy, water reuse, and water reclamation are just a few of the "green" topics that will be highlighted at WEFTEC®.08 – the Water Environment Federation's 81st annual technical exhibition and conference – next month in Chicago.

WEF's Student and Young Professionals Committee will kick off "green" activities on Oct. 18 by hosting the "Gettin out of the Gutter" Community Service Project. A collaborative effort between WEF, Chicago's Center for Neighborhood Technology, and the Illinois Water Environment Association Student Activities Committee, participants will work with the local community to construct rain gardens in Chicago's Pulaski Park. By preventing stormwater from entering the wastewater collection system, rain gardens provide an environmentally friendly method of reducing sewer overflows and recharging groundwater supplies.

The technical program will feature "green" technical sessions on such topics as water reuse, renewable energy, reuse treatment, greenhouses gases and sustainability.

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