Hundreds of water professionals, exhibitors expected at New Orleans conference
Registration and housing is now open for the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) 2016. Scheduled for September 24 to 28 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, WEFTEC is the best place for WEF members and water professionals from around the world to learn, connect, and explore new, transformative ways to manage and create the future of water.
Representing all water, all the time, the 2016 technical program and exhibition includes 130 technical sessions, 29 workshops, seven local facility tours, numerous events and more than 900 exhibitors who will show off the latest developments, research, solutions and technologies.
A wide range of topics in more than 30 focus areas allow attendees to design their own unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Attendees can also interact directly with global water experts through mobile sessions, product demonstrations, the popular Innovation Showcase and more than 12 specially designed pavilions.
Providing the best of both worlds for storm water professionals will be the popular Storm Water Congress. Once again co-located with WEFTEC, it will feature focused programming and provide access to all conference exhibitors, including those in the 5,000 sq ft Storm Water Pavilion.
The Opening General Session will kick off the conference with an inspirational presentation from keynote speaker Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust, a non-profit organization. The Freshwater Trust protects and restores freshwater ecosystems through science, technology, and incentive-based solutions. Whitworth will share his efforts to chart a new course for conservation by drawing on lessons from the world’s most tech-savvy, high-impact organizations to develop and implement a no-nonsense strategy to make real gains for the environment.
Other conference highlights include the high-profile Water Leaders session; the popular Mix with Members reception; the annual community outreach project; special sessions for the oil and gas industry; and the 29th annual Operations Challenge competition.