WEF Meeting Addresses Wet Weather Challenges

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Collection Systems 2008: Working Together to Address Wet Weather Challenges from April 19-22, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., according to a Feb. 20 press release.

Organized by the WEF Collection Systems Committee, in cooperation with the Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association, this conference will draw professionals with a common interest in upgrading and improving the efficiency of their collection systems. The conference will include workshops, technical sessions, and an exhibition.

Topics include effective integration of combined sewer overflow, sanitary sewer overflow, and stormwater programs; how changing regulations are affecting the planning, design, and operations and maintenance 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 and 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 is March 4. Visit www.wef.org for more details.