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 The WEFTEC 2015 Opening General Session, "Leading the Water Resource Revolution", and the Water Leaders Session “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities" are now available online. Click here to replay one or both sessions!

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2016 Call for Abstracts


WEFTEC Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes


WEFTEC 2016 will host the Fifth Annual Ingenuity Contest. This competition recognizes that some innovations come not from a research lab but from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity with a tweak here or a little fix there.

WEFTEC will showcase these imaginative, inventive, and effective ways you’ve found to overcome those pesky problems. Selected inventors will be invited to give 10-minute presentations. 

The competition is open to all clever ideas related to treatment processes, collection systems, laboratory practices, stormwater, administration, human resources, you name it.

The bottom line: Even if you’re not sure that your innovation qualifies, submit it. Even if you can’t come to WEFTEC, please submit your idea as we will share them with lots of people!

So, throw together a roughly 1-page description of the problem you faced and the fix you found. If your invention or idea can be photographed, snap a picture and include that. Submitters do not have to write a full WEFTEC paper. What you provide in your submission is all that is needed in writing.

The Ingenuity Content submission portal is open now until May 26, 2016.

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WEFTEC 2016 Call for Abstracts 

The primary Call for Abstracts is now closed. If you submitted an abstract, you will receive an email from by April 1, 2016 to let you know if your abstract was accepted or not. If you don’t hear from WEF by April 1, please email us to find out your status. 


2016 Technical Session Proposal Submission    

Technical Session Proposals were due by December 1, 2015. Proposals received by this date will be forwarded to the WEF Program Committee for consideration at their mid-year meeting in Coral Gables, FL.  Proposals submitted after this date cannot be considered for the 2016 program. 

Following the Program Committee mid-year meeting, committee chairs and staff liaisons will be notified of the status of submitted proposals. 


WEFTEC 2016 Workshop Proposal Process

The workshop proposals for WEFTEC 2016 were due November 9 to . If you submitted a proposal, you will hear back regarding the status of your proposal within 10 days of the Mid-Year Meeting- which will be in early February. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann Linder at .