WEFTEC Connect includes more than 400 On-Demand presentations that can be broken into 12 major tracks.
Choose a track to start exploring. Session titles will link into the WEFTEC Mobile App for full session descriptions and presenter and presentation details as they become available. You also can download a PDF list of all of the On-Demand sessions.
- Research and Innovation
- Industrial Issues and Treatment Technologies
- Municipal Wastewater Treatment Process and Design
- Facility Operations and Maintenance
- Residuals and Biosolids Management/Energy
- Disinfection and Public Health
- Collection Systems and Distribution
- Stormwater Management
- Watershed Resources Management and Sustainability
- Utility Management and Leadership
- Water Reclamation and Reuse
- Future Issues
Innovation is increasingly being utilized by utilities to help meet their challenges cost-effectively and expediently. WEFTEC is the place to be to learn about the cutting-edge innovations that continue to transform the water sector as well as meet the next generation of water leaders. WEFTEC research and innovation programming offers something for everyone; from utility manager, to operator, to engineer, to regulator, to academic. Come be a part of the collaborative partnerships that are tackling and developing practical solutions to the most pressing problems faced by the water sector.
- Next Generation Data Analytics
- Cutting Edge Research on Issues Related to COVID-19 in Wastewater (WEF/AEESP Late-Breaking Research)
- Kinetic Considerations for Granulation and Densification
- Emerging Topics in Microconstituents
- Managing Aqueous Phase PFAS
WEFTEC is the ONE EVENT for industrial professionals and industry experts representing the most innovative companies from around the world. Learn from the very best thought-leaders in industrial wastewater treatment and reuse technology. The sessions, workshops, and events listed here are specifically designed for participants who focus on industrial water challenges, but many other events in other themes and topics are also directly relevant (see other themes and topics for details).
Join us for what promises to be the most collaborative, informative, and impactful event for food and beverage, manufacturing, mining and metals, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, power, and other industrial water quality professionals.
- Process Modeling and Simulation for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- Solutions and Ideas From Award Winning Industrial Experts
- Optimization of Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Treatment
- Knowledge Development Forum: Wastewater Treatment Challenges for Petroleum Refineries Processing Opportunity Crude Oils
- Overcoming Water Reuse Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry
- Selenium and Metals in Electric Power Generation Wastewater and Non-Contact Cooling Water
- Produced Water Treatment and Reuse in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
- Management of PFAS, Odor, and Metals in Landfill Liquids
- Selenium, Complex Nitrogen Compounds, and Water Reuse in the Mining Industry
- Advanced Treatment Lessons, Considerations, and Innovative Membrane Brine/Fuel Cell Applications for Pharmaceutical Agents
- Pulp and Paper Wastewater Treatment Issues
As water quality standards move the industry toward more complex technologies, while requiring sustainable and cost effective approaches, the need for innovation in municipal water resource recovery design increases significantly. WEFTEC offers a variety of educational programming focused on improving and optimizing the design of these complex treatment processes and technologies.
- Granular Developments: Advancements in Aerobic Granular Sludge Formation
- The Rain Is Coming: Are You Ready for Wet Weather Treatment?
- FUNdamentals: Secondary School on Aeration Blowers, Diffusers, and Process Control
- An Evaluation of What the Future Holds for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
- FUNdamentals: ABC's of BNR, From Conventional to the Next Frontier
- Optimizing Energy Through Advanced Aeration Control
- Effluent Polishing in the Real World
- Strategies to Optimize WRRFs for Nutrient Removal
- Innovative Nitrogen Removal Approaches and Pathways
- No Foul Play! Keep Membranes Working
- Head(works) of the Class: Case Studies and Advancements in Grit Removal
- Settle Down! Case Studies of Secondary Clarifier Improvements
Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) operations and maintenance are critical activities in delivering cost-effective environmental protection. Changing regulations, retiring labor forces, infrastructure replacements, and a challenging municipal fiscal environment have created significant need and opportunities for new knowledge.
WEFTEC offers educational programming covering every aspect of wastewater treatment operations, from the laboratory to the secondary treatment and the latest developments in biological nutrient removal (BNR), aeration control, resource recovery, process intensification, and energy sustainability. Learn about new technologies and solutions such as aerobic granular sludge (AGS) and membrane-aerated biofilm reactors (MABR) that contribute to improved facility effectiveness and efficiency in treatment plant operations and maintenance.
- Applying CFD From Primary Treatment Through Disinfection
- Smarts in Linear Asset Management
- Capital Planning Within Asset Management
- Odors in the Greenhouse: Emission Investigation and Modeling for Odors and Greenhouse Gases
- Vertical Asset Management: Big to Small
- What’s Brewing? Advancement in EBPR
- Clearing the Air: Odor Mitigation and Treatment
- Process Control and Automation
- Sidestream Phosphorus Removal and Recovery Operations
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sustainability, and Neutrality
- Addressing Low Influent Carbon for EBPR
- Scents and Sensibilities: Odors Fundamentals 101
- Energy Management: Case Studies at Full Scale
- Sidestream Nitrogen Removal
Biosolids: A Renewable Resource Too Valuable to Waste
Management of residuals and biosolids can account for as much as 50% of treatment costs at resource recovery facilities. However, these residuals also contain significant resources that provide incentives for beneficial reuse or revenues if reclaimed and sold. Unprecedented opportunities exist and are emerging for the organics, energy, and nutrients in biosolids. Focus topics include: biogas cleaning and utilization processes, phosphorus recovery, combined management of biosolids and other organic wastes, and new research findings on solids treatment processes, among others.
- Discover the energy potential from biosolids aimed at cost reduction and increased sustainability.
- Augment your understanding of biosolids as a resource and a building block for environmentally friendly, effective, and efficient utility management.
- Explore the many facets of stakeholder decisions in planning, implementing, and operating a co-digestion program.
- Join in the discussion of research findings, both historic and new, as a tool to communicate the safety of biosolids to the public.
- Network with biosolids experts from a broad network of focus areas, such as land application, resource recovery, biogas, and others.
- ... and more!
- Evolution of Marketing, Technology, and Regulations for Biosolids Beneficial Uses
- Implementing Thermal Hydrolysis: Optimizing the Operations Around Advanced Digestion
- Renewable Natural Gas: Innovations and Policy
- Pretreatment Enhancements and Impacts on Anaerobic Digestion
- Understanding Constituents of FOG and Impacts on Digestion and Dewatering
- DOE: Alternatives to Traditional Anaerobic Digestion and Wastewater Partnerships
- PFAS Management in Biosolids
- Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts of Codigestion With Source Separated Organics
- Overcoming Dewatering Difficulties
- More than Just the Same Old Mesophilic: Innovations in Advanced Digestion
Disinfection is one of the key steps to ensure public and environmental health. Public health is one of the main goals of water and wastewater treatment processes. WEFTEC has a variety of key sessions covering issues like:
- Fundamental application of disinfection processes
- Testing and demonstration results of disinfection applications
- Design, operation, and troubleshooting of disinfection processes
- Disinfection of reclaimed water, stormwater, and other innovative applications
- Instrumentation and control of disinfection processes
- Public health issues in small communities
Whether you are a researcher, a designer, an operator, a utility manager, or a public official, you will find something to keep you up to date and ready to face any challenge.
- Conversation and Input on WaSH: Improving Public Health for Changing Communities
- Disinfection on The Edge
- Peracetic Acid (PAA): New Dog, Old Tricks
- Killing Me Softly: Disinfection for Pathogen Control
Wastewater utilities are facing many common challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, inflow/ infiltration reduction, rising costs, rate structures, effective collection system management, and an ever-changing workforce. Always highly attended, WEFTEC offers a variety of collection systems-focused programming, including technical sessions and workshops on the management, rehabilitation, and financing of these complex systems.
- Collection Systems Operations and Maintenance: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Great!
- Collection System Force Mains
- Collection Systems 101: The Basics
- Let It Flow: Advanced Flow Analysis
- Collection Systems Rehabilitation and Construction
- Collection Systems Top Model
- Sewer System Condition Assessment: From CCTV and 3D Imaging to Drones
- Surviving the Flood: Wet Weather and Impacts on Collection Systems
Stormwater Management is one of the most pressing issues for communities all over the world. During WEFTEC you have the opportunity to come learn about a wide range of issues impacting stormwater professionals. From MS4 permits to the role green infrastructure plays, WEFTEC covers a wide range of topics associated with stormwater, green infrastructure, and wet weather. In addition to the various learning opportunities, there will also be opportunities to network with experts representing the utility, collections and watershed perspective. The best ideas form when we all come together!
- Show Me the Money: Getting Funding and Spending It Effectively
- Understanding and Responding to Changing Precipitation Patterns: Forecasting and Modeling
- Stormwater Rules! Making Codes and Ordinances Work for You
- #StormwaterData: Using Technology to Inform Program Decisions
- Evaluating Manufactured Treatment Devices
- Is the Water Clean Yet? Measuring BMP Performance
- Stormwater Utility Manager Hot Topics
- Plan to Plan: Integrated and Master Planning Efforts for Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management
- A Tale of Three Cities: Green Infrastructure Incentives in Urban Areas
- Improving Your BMP Designs From the Ground Up
- A Vision for the Future of Stormwater
- When the Rain Comes Down and the Seas Go Up: Urban and Coastal Flooding
- Stormwater Infrastructure: What Do You Have and How Do You Fix It?
OUR WATERSHEDS NEED US - JOIN US AT WEFTEC TO LEARN AND SHARE HOW TO HELP!
The Watershed Resources and Sustainability Symposium highlights the connections between the built environment and natural ecosystems, providing insight into the impacts of human activity on nature. We deliver regulatory and scientific insights to effectively maintain and improve water quality in the watersheds we live in, and provide case studies showcasing innovative approaches that promote sustainability and resiliency.
- Watershed Planning From Yum to Yuck: Focusing on Nutrients and Bacteria
- Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling: Modeling History, Selection, and Our Future
- Integrated Planning: One Water, Many Solutions
- Resilience Runway: New Trends in Modeling
SHARE INFORMATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVE WITH OTHER LEADERS AND MANAGERS AT WEFTEC
The skills needed for effective utility management are increasingly diverse. Today’s utility manager not only manages budgets and personnel, but also must manage the expectations and address the concerns of external stakeholders such as boards and government, ratepayers, organizations, and the public. WEFTEC offers a diverse suite of programming to address the needs of the modern utility manager in addition to the technical knowledge to help you understand industry regulations and efficiently meet regulatory requirements.
- Toward the Digital Sewershed: What Is in Yours?
- Leveraging Digital Solutions for Linear Assets
- Utility Management: Organizational Culture Change
- Sustainable Infrastructure Decision Making
- How Are Large and Small Communities Facing Infrastructure Challenges?
- What’s Hot Now!! Utility Management Trends in 2020
- Life Is Risky: Strategies to Mitigate Risk for Successful Outcomes
- Engineered Equipment with Procurement Options to Ensure Quality Procurement and Optimum Value (E2P2)
- Workforce Development: Help Your Employees Love Their Job!
- There’s More Than One Way to Cook an Egg: Project Delivery Options to Not Leave You Feeling Fried
- Utilities Innovating to Grease the Skids for Their Core Business
- Community Benefits: How Utilities Build Better Service to Their Communities
- Asset Resiliency in Operations
- Improving Your Utility’s Approach to Compliance and Permitting
- Finance Nightmares: Utility Rates and Finance Topics
- Managing Equipment and Facilities
Water reuse is one of the three major aspects of resource recovery, along with energy and nutrients. Direct potable reuse has been a topic of discussion for 50 years and is now becoming a reality as water shortages and sustainability are on the forefront around the globe. WEFTEC provides critical education that includes the economics of water reuse; using water reuse for recharging groundwater supplies; stormwater reclamation for water reuse project; reuse technologies in the industrial section such as upstream oil & gas, agriculture, and food & beverage processing.
- Offsetting potable water demands with reuse water
- Realizing water supply reliability improvements through water reclamation
- Explore the latest reuse technology advances, including: RO-UF, MF-RO, ozone, biological active carbon (BAC) filters, and other filter medias
- Treatment and removal of PFASs for water reuse systems
- Cost factors and risk analysis methods used for selecting water reuse technologies
- MBR for Water Reuse: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Deserved
- Avoid the Brine: Achieving Potable Reuse Without RO
- Validating Potable Reuse Through Large Scale Water Reuse Pilot Programs
- Reuse Water Quality: Control the Source
Some issues in the water sector are so broad that they cross all traditional parts of the sector and are of interest to all water professionals. No matter where you are in the world, what organization you work for, or what position you have at that organization.
Some of these same issues also have broad implications for the future of all people, including topics like sea level and climate change, that also provide the water sector with opportunities to rethink the role water plays in our communities.
Sessions in this track cover topics showing emerging needs, global issues, and appropriate water technologies to address the needs. Many of the presentations in this track are a unique international perspective where the water environment challenges may be similar to those in North America, but the solutions can be quite different, leading to discussions and technology exchanges across international boundaries. Attend these sessions to think globally, address broad and timely issues, and look at things with a different view.
- Global Perspectives on Integrating Water Reuse and Food Production
- Resilience for the Future: Designing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for Resilience Against Intensifying Extreme Weather Events
- Major Flood Event Challenges: Self-Help Plus FEMA Funding Responses
- Realities and Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Environment (Climate Change Fundamentals)
- Earth, Wind, and Fire: Natural Disasters Other Than Flooding
- Diversity and Inclusion