News | April 18, 2011

Rehab Or Roulette: Is Our Environment At Risk? WEF Announces Collections Conference

Annual Collection Systems Conference Slated for June 13-14, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Collection Systems 2011 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. June 13-14. This popular specialty conference will address the topic of continued rehabilitation and the idea that infrastructure replacement is necessary to avoid public health concerns, regulatory fines, damage to the environment, and stymied growth.

Organized by the WEF Collection Systems Committee, in cooperation with the North Carolina Water Environment Association, this conference will draw professionals from across the United States with a common interest in upgrading and improving the efficiency of their water collection systems.

The conference will promote the exchange of ideas to advance effective and successful collection systems through workshops, technical sessions, and an exhibition with special emphasis on system operations, specific project-related experiences, and case studies. Topics include: system operation and maintenance; management and planning; regional and state issues; rehabilitation practices; affordability; sustainability, energy and asset management; regulatory issues; and stormwater.

The conference is specifically designed for anyone involved in the planning, design, or operation and maintenance of collection systems and wet weather facilities including: utility managers and operators; consulting engineers; managers/owners of contract operation firms; state and federal regulators; equipment manufacturers and representatives; and students.

For more information, Visit for registration and additional conference details.

About WEF
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment. For more information,visit

SOURCE: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC