WEFTEC Special Sessions Address Timely Water Issues

Aug 26, 2009

Alexandria, Va. – As the largest water quality conference in North America, WEFTEC® provides attendees with the latest information and insights into the most timely water quality topics. This year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) has added three special sessions on topics related to the ongoing economic crisis.

Scheduled for Monday, October 12th, "Meet the New Administration" (TS010) will feature senior-level speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who will discuss stimulus and other funding sources as well as new regulations and impacts to utility operations. On Tuesday, "The Future for Water Infrastructure Beyond the Stimulus Package" (TS058) will focus on the shifting political landscape of infrastructure investment in the United States and on Wednesday, "Hard Conversations in Hard Times Using Simple Technology" (TS099) will provide an overview of how utilities can use Web 2.0 tools to better communicate with their communities in a difficult economic climate. Other educational opportunities related to the economic crunch include:
  • Workshop 210: The New Deal: Capital Project Financing Under Constrained Credit Conditions
  • Technical Session 063: Solutions for Small Communities - Utilities of the Future: Serving Customers Through Distributed, Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Technical Session 077: Making Ends Meet: Funding and Financing in Today's Economy
The special sessions are part of a world-class technical program that will feature 122 technical sessions and 31 workshops in 14 individual focus areas. In addition, WEFTEC’s unrivaled exhibition – the largest annual gathering of water and wastewater products in the world – will provide access to the latest developments, research, regulations, solutions, and cutting-edge technologies in the field.

WEFTEC.09 is scheduled for October 10-14, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The advanced registration deadline is September 11, 2009. Please visit www.weftec.org to register and to get the latest conference details.

Water Environment Federation
Lori Harrison
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1994
PH.: 703-684-2480
E-Mail: lharrison@wef.org
Internet: www.wef.org

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