ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Registration and housing is now open for WEFTEC 2011, the Water Environment Federation’s 84th annual technical exhibition and conference. This year’s event will take place October 15-19, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
This year’s technical program will feature 115 technical sessions, 27 workshops, and eight local facility tours. A wide range of topics and focus areas allow attendees to design their own, unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

The 2011 focus areas include facility operations and wastewater treatment; nutrients; collection systems; residuals and biosolids; utility management; water reuse and management; stormwater and green infrastructure; sustainability and energy management; industrial wastewater; watershed management; and more. As a complement to the technical program, WEFTEC’s exhibition will provide access to more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and their technical experts showing the latest developments, research, solutions, and cutting-edge technologies in the field.

Other conference highlights include the Opening General Session where Dr. Rita Colwell, a distinguished professor from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, and a world-renowned expert on waterborne diseases, will deliver the technical keynote address. She’ll be followed by a special presentation from Doc Hendley, founder and president of Wine to Water and one of CNN’s 2009 Heroes. The conference also includes poster sessions, the design competition, the 24th annual Operations Challenge competition, and more.

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