Pack your sunglasses and enjoy the sunshine at the 2011 WEFTEC Show! The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) heads to Los Angeles for its 84th annual event at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 15-19.    
 
WEFTEC 2010 brought in more than 17,000 attendees, nearly 1,000 exhibitors, making it one of the largest annual event for water quality professionals held each year. This year, WEFTEC 2011 will host 112 technical sessions from topics including emerging research and innovation, industrial issues and treatment technology, municipal wastewater treatment process and design, facility operations, residuals and biosolids management, collection systems, stormwater management, watershed resources management and sustainability, utility management, water reclamation and reuse, future insights, global issues and sustainability and government affairs/exhibitor forum. There will also be 26 workshops and eight facility tours.

Attendees have the opportunity to earn 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs), 19.5 professional development hours (PDHs) and numerous contact hours by attending many of the conference events.

Delivering the keynote address at the Opening General Session on Monday, Oct. 17 will be Dr. Rita Colwell, a distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. The 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, and world-renowned expert on waterborne diseases is widely recognized as one of this century’s most influential voices in science, technology, and policy associated with water and health.

Following Colwell will be a special presentation from Doc Hendley, Founder and President of Wine To Water and one of CNN’s Heroes in 2009. Wine To Water is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world.

For more information about WEFTEC, visit www.weftec.org.

Sharon M. Bueno is managing editor of Trenchless Technology.

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