If it’s about water, it will be at WEFTEC. As the largest annual water quality
conference and exhibition in the world, WEFTEC continues to offer the best
educational, business and networking opportunities in the water profession
today. This year’s world-class technical program will feature 148 technical
sessions, 24 workshops and six local facility tours. The 2012 focus areas
include: Collection Systems; Disinfection and Public Health; Facility Operations
and Maintenance; Future Insights, Global Issues and Sustainability; Government
Affairs; Industrial Issues and Treatment Technologies; Research and Innovation;
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Process and Design; Residuals and Biosolids
Management; Stormwater Management; Utility Management; Water Reclamation and
Reuse; and Watershed Resources Management and Sustainability.
(All Events Taking Place at MCCNO, unless otherwise noted):
- Sat, Sept. 29; 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Water
Heroes Luncheon where WEF leaders will honor the dedication and commitment of
New Orleans area water professionals. The program will feature special remarks
from Marcia St. Martin, Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board of
New Orleans, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom Suite C.
- Sat, Sept. 29; 2:30 p.m.: Bogging in the Big Easy community service
project where Mayor Landrieu and New Orleans City Council are invited to
proclaim October as WATER’S WORTH IT
month, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse just before I-610/Railroad overpass.
- Mon, Oct. 1; 8:30-9:30 a.m.: The Opening General
Session kicks off the conference and will feature a keynote by Futurist and
Trends Expert Jim Carroll, New Orleans
Theatre, Level 2.
- Mon, Oct 1; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Water Leaders
Session featuring a special keynote by Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the EPA,
New Orleans Theatre, Level 2.
- Mon, Oct. 1-Tues, Oct. 2: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Operations Challenge Competition
is a fast-paced skills event that will feature 38 teams from water/wastewater
utilities across the U.S. The Rajun Cajuns, representing the Lafayette Utilities
System, will be the first team from Louisiana to compete in the annual
competition’s 25-year history, Hall B1.