Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Announcing the WEFTEC Stormwater Congress


Source: Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Announcing the Inaugural Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC 2013

WEF’s Stormwater Congress will maximize networking opportunities for stormwater professionals and facilitate participation in high-quality programming dedicated to stormwater-related issues. Attendees will be exposed to coverage on cutting-edge issues such as changing regulations and policies, climate change impacts, stream restoration, flow-based TMDLs, stormwater financing strategies, and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to become better educated in all aspects of the stormwater field.

The Best of Both Worlds!

WEF’s Stormwater Congress is a spotlight event in conjunction with WEFTEC, the world’s largest annual water quality conference. As an attendee, you will have access not only to the excellent stormwater programming but also to content that covers the entire water industry! The Stormwater Pavilion, initiated at WEFTEC 2012 as the first topic specific exhibit pavilion, will be the focal point for doing business with companies offering products and services of interest to you. The pavilion will feature a theater hosting numerous presentations, discussions, and networking events. You will also be free to explore the trade show floor beyond the pavilion, connecting with some of the nearly 1,000 companies that exhibit at WEFTEC.

Conference at a Glance

Saturday, October 5
8:30am - 5:00pm Workshop 10: High Impact Analysis of Low-Impact Development: LID Modeling in EPA SWMM

Sunday, October 6
1:00pm - 5:00pm  Stormwater Tour: Cermak Road-Blue Island Avenue Sustainable Streetscape Project (ticketed event)

Monday, October 7
8:30am - 9:30am  WEFTEC Opening General Session
10:30am - 12:00pm Water Thought Leaders: The Future of Cities and Water

Session 102: Asset Management of Gray and Green Infrastructure

12:00pm - 1:15pm Stormwater Congress Welcome Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Andy Reese, VP of AMEC Earth and Environmental (exclusive to Stormwater Congress Full Conference registrants and Stormwater One-Day Monday registrants)

1:30pm - 5:00pm  Session 217: Stormwater Modeling

Session 218: Climate Change, Flood Control, and Design Storms

Session 219: MS4 Program Development
Session 220: Stormwater BMP Design

5:00pm - 6:00pm  Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 8
8:30am - 12:00pm Session 315: Stormwater Policy: National Rulemaking^

Session 316: Green Infrastructure Case Studies and Performance Assessment

Session 317: Stream Restoration in the Greater Chicago Area^

Session 322: Mobile Session: Stormwater

Session 327: Stormwater and Transportation Systems: Unique
Challenges and the Changing Regulatory Landscape^

Session 328: The Best of the International Low Impact Development Symposium^

Session 329: Navigating Construction Site E&S Practices and Compliance^

Session 330: Flow-Based TMDL^

1:30pm - 5:00pm Session 419: Green and Gray in CSO Management

Session 420: Stormwater Financial Strategies

Session 421: Stormwater Retrofits

Session 422: Regional Stormwater and Floodplain Issues

Wednesday, October 9
8:30am - 12:00pm Session 514: Stormwater in a Watershed Context

Session 515: Stormwater Maintenance

Session 516: U.S. EPA Recreational Criteria

Session 517: Green Infrastructure in the Windy City and Beyond^

Session 526: Exhibitor Showcase: Stormwater

1:00pm - 5:00pm Stormwater Tour: Cermak Road-Blue Island Avenue Sustainable Streetscape Project (ticketed event)

1:30pm - 5:00pm Session 613: Chicago Pioneers: The Chicago Summit for Emerging Ideas, Trends and Opportunities in the World of Stormwater

Stormwater Pavilion

The Stormwater Pavilion is the focal point of the Water Environment Federation’s Stormwater Congress on the exhibit floor. In addition to industry leading companies, WEF’s Stormwater Pavilion contains a theater with short invited sessions and videos. Stormwater Pavilion programming will include:

  • PaveDrain: The Sustainable Stormwater Solution
  • User-Fee Funded Stormwater Utilities
  • Learn about the U.S. EPA's Campus RainWorks Challenge
  • Stormwater Mobile Session
  • Highlights from WERF Stormwater Research and Future Opportunities
  • Sneak Peak: Water Blues, Green Solutions

EnviroCert International Exams

Certification training and exams will be provided by EnviroCert Intertnational, a leader in training and certification in the erosion & sediment control and post-construction stormwater fields. Specifically, the Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S) and ever-popular Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) courses will be offered. The CPESC is recognized in over 20 states and in areas around the world. This valuable training can help you get a jump-start on your career in the stormwater industry.

Registration is Now Open!

Exhibition Only registration is complimentary for those who register online. A fee of $50 will be charged on-site.

To introduce you to WEF, we are offering a rebate of $150 for the Full Conference registration and $75 for the One-Day Conference registration to nonmembers. Rebate forms will be available onsite at the Stormwater Congress.


Education Credits

At WEFTEC 2013 and the Stormwater Congress, you can earn up to 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in workshops, 16.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in technical sessions, and up to eight Contact Hours per day for time spent visiting the exhibition. Actual credits earned are dependent on what you choose to attend. In 2012, WEFTEC was approved for credit in 48 states. Check with your state agency to ensure acceptability of credits.

Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that the Stormwater Pavilion has been expanded to include a theater designed to host networking events and presentations, giving attendees added education between visits with exhibitors. Sponsorships of Stormwater Congress events are also available including the welcome luncheon, refreshment breaks, networking receptions, signs/banners, and more.

Join us at the WEFTEC Stormwater Congress in Chicago!


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