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Jazz in the Park

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Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®)

September 29 – October 3, 2012
  • Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Address: 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
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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.

MAJOR EVENTS (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.