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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


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WEF is pleased to announce that the Program Committee is now accepting abstracts for WEFTEC 2016! Please take a moment and read through the Call for Abstracts as it has undergone some minor modifications (including in the topic area). Then make sure you take minute to look at the abstract requirements and guidelines. All abstracts entered in the online site may be edited, even once complete, until the deadline. Abstracts are due by December 1, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. 

You will need to use your WEF log-in to access the online submission site.  If you do not have one or are a non-member, you will be asked to create a WEF log-in. The WEF log-in gives you single sign-on to a multitude of WEF related activities including the specialty conference call for abstracts (when open), the WEF Knowledge Center, WEFCOM and anything e-commerce related.  For assistance with log-in, please contact 1-800-666-0206 or 1-571-830-1545 or


Please note: WEF will be closed Wednesday, November 25 at noon through Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and WEF staff will not be checking email during this time. Our abstract submission vendor, OASIS, will also be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, and both WEF and OASIS are closed on the weekend. If you have questions after Wednesday, November 25, please be aware that WEF staff response time will be much longer than usual due to high demand. Please be assured that if you do not receive a response from WEF before the deadline, we will still assist you with completing your submission - as long as we have an email from you prior to the deadline.  Extensions will not be granted to those who do not at least attempt to begin the submission prior to the deadline. The best way to submit questions to WEF staff is via email at - please email only once (no phone calls, please!) and wait for a response.  


2016 Technical Session Proposal Submission   

The 2016 WEFTEC Call for Technical Session Proposals is open. Click here to download the form to submit and for more detailed instructions.  Take a few minutes to fully read the instructions before you begin the process! 

WEF is looking for topics that are “hot topics” and not covered by the Call for Abstracts. You can propose any type of session – regular session with individual speakers, panel, colloquium, forum, interactive discussion, knowledge exchange, knowledge development, technology comparisons, etc. 

Proposals must be submitted to Susan Merther at 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 Chicago.  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.  

Interactive Knowledge Exchange

Beginning December 9th thru January 18th, WEF will once again be accepting short IKEstracts for our unique, interactive, video formatted session at WEFTEC 2016! To see what these videos looked like for WEFTEC 2015, visit our YouTube channel. In December, we will be collecting short abstracts which should describe what the final videos (due in May) will look like.Click here to read more.  

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.

Questions? Email us at . 



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 .