|An impressive line-up of high profile national and international speakers will headline some of the most highly anticipated events of WEFTEC 2015. The Water Environment Federation’s 88th annual technical exhibition and conference kicks off this weekend at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Mon., Sept. 28
AAEES, AIDIS, WEF Breakfast featuring a keynote from Catherine A. O’Connor, Director of Engineering for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), who will discuss “Recovering Resources, Transforming Water: Phosphorous Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.” Room, S103c, 7:15-8:30 a.m. Ticketed event.
The Opening General Session: Leading a Water Resource Recovery Revolution
Global Center Inauguration: Where the World of Water Meets
The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities
The WEF Stormwater Institute “Rainfall to Results: The Future of Stormwater”
Stormwater Congress Luncheon will feature a keynote address from Antonio Riley, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, who will discuss resiliency and climate, flood response, disaster preparedness, and the agency’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Room S106, 12:00-1:15 p.m. Ticketed event.
AEESP/WEF Scientists Luncheon will feature a keynote address from Peter Vanrolleghem, a professor specializing in modeling, monitoring, and control of water systems at the Université Laval in Quebec, who will discuss “Integrated Modeling of the Urban Wastewater System: Back to the Future.” Room S103c, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Ticketed event.
Session #201: 19th Annual AEESP/WEF Lecture and Utility Considerations will feature a keynote from Mark van Loosdrecht, Professor in Environmental Biotechnology for Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, who will discuss “Aerobic Granular Sludge: Development and Experiences.” Jim McQuarrie, Chief Innovation Officer for the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District of Denver, Colo., will provide the utility considerations response. Room S504d, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session #220: Infrastructure Economics
Perspectives from the 7th World Water Forum
Tues., Sept. 29
Global Center Session: How is the Water-Energy Nexus Being Addressed in the U.S. and Beyond?
Collection Systems Luncheon will feature a keynote address from Phil Hubbard, Special Assistant for Compliance Assurance, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, who will share his utility’s fascinating story about the process and reasoning involved in their journey toward regionalization. Room S103c, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Ticketed event.
Wed., Sept. 30
First Annual Women in Water Networking Breakfast: Informing, Connecting, and Inspiring Current and Future Female Water Sector Leaders
No matter where you live or what part of the water sector you represent, water unites us all.Register today and be a part of One World. One Water. One Event.