Why Attend WEFTEC
It is the largest annual water quality event in the world. Curtis Smalley, City of Waco, says, "Everyone in the industry needs to attend WEFTEC at least once, but then WEFTEC is like potato chips, you can't go just once!" Need we say more?
Getting the ‘Go Ahead’
Due to reduced budgets and increased expenditure scrutiny, WEFTEC recognizes it is no easy task to secure approval for a training event. Check out these Employer Approval Tips to help guide your request to attend WEFTEC 2016. In addition, Rob McElroy, General Manager of Daphne Utilities in Alabama, in conjunction with WEF’s Technical Programs department, developed a series of forms and instructional information to assist employees with the attendance approval process. Watch the YouTube presentation by Mr. McElroy.
If it’s numbers you want, WEFTEC 2015 featured:
- 88 years of success,
- 29 workshops,
- 135 technical sessions,
- 17 mobile session,
- 7 facility tours,
- More than 300,00 ft2 of exhibition space,
- More than 1,000 presentations and posters,
- 1.2 Continuing Education Credits available,
- 16.5 Professional Development Hours available,
- Up to 8 Contact Hours per day available, and
- Up to 28 concurrent technical sessions over 3 days.
1,000,000 Ways to Make WEFTEC Unique for You
While WEFTEC is the largest annual event for water quality professionals, it is also a highly specialized event for you. There are 23 focus areas of continuous education to help focus on your training needs.
Disinfection and Public Health
Energy Production, Conservation, and Management
Facility Operations and Maintenance, and Wastewater Treatment
Industrial Issues, Including Mining and Petro-Chemical Industries
Leading Edge Research and Innovation
Modeling, GIS, Computer Applications, Instrumentation, and Automation
Odors and Air Emissions
Regulations and Public Communication
Residuals and Biosolids
Small Communities and Decentralized Systems
Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Wet Weather
Sustainability, Climate Change, and Resource Recovery
Utility Management, Leadership, and EMS
Water Reclamation and Reuse
Water Supply and Management
Water Quality, Groundwater, and Watershed Management
The WEFTEC Mobile App provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience. If you have a tablet or smartphone, or any other handheld web-enabled device, you can build your schedule and plan your time at WEFTEC on the go – anywhere, anytime!
The WEFTEC Mobile App is now part of the WEF Events App. All WEF Events will automatically be loaded to the WEF Events App when available. Simply activate each show to begin planning your exhibit and event visits. Scan the QR code below to get WEF Events and activate WEFTEC 2016.
Use the gear icon in the dashboard to return to the show menu, add/activate your profile, and take full advantage of all the features in the app.
Utility Employee Support
Utility participation is vital in making WEFTEC “The Water Quality Event of the Year,” and we are continuously working to ensure that utilities can participate. The WEFTEC Utility Partnership Program is specifically designed to maximize attendance at this critical training event through customized registration packages.