WEFTEC 2017 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2017. 


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Why Attend WEFTEC

 It is the largest annual water quality event in the world. Curtis Smalley, City of Waco, says, "Everyone in the industry needs to attend WEFTEC at least once, but then WEFTEC is like potato chips, you can't go just once!" Need we say more? 


Getting the ‘Go Ahead’

Due to reduced budgets and increased expenditure scrutiny, WEFTEC recognizes it is no easy task to secure approval for a training event. Check out these Employer Approval Tips to help guide your request to attend WEFTEC 2016. In addition, Rob McElroy, General Manager of Daphne Utilities in Alabama, in conjunction with WEF’s Technical Programs department, developed a series of forms and instructional information to assist employees with the attendance approval process. Watch the YouTube presentation by Mr. McElroy.

If it’s numbers you want, WEFTEC 2015 featured:

  • 88 years of success,
  • 29 workshops,
  • 135 technical sessions,
  • 17 mobile session,
  • 7 facility tours,
  • More than 300,00 ft2 of exhibition space,
  • More than 1,000 presentations and posters,
  • 1.2 Continuing Education Credits available,
  • 16.5 Professional Development Hours available,
  • Up to 8 Contact Hours per day available, and
  • Up to 28 concurrent technical sessions over 3 days.


1,000,000 Ways to Make WEFTEC Unique for You

While WEFTEC is the largest annual event for water quality professionals, it is also a highly specialized event for you. There are 23 focus areas of continuous education to help focus on your training needs. 

    Collection Systems
    Disinfection and Public Health
    Energy Production, Conservation, and Management
    Facility Operations and Maintenance, and Wastewater Treatment
    Global Perspectives
    Industrial Issues, Including Mining and Petro-Chemical Industries
    Leading Edge Research and Innovation
    Membrane Technologies
    Modeling, GIS, Computer Applications, Instrumentation, and Automation
    Odors and Air Emissions
    Public Officials
    Regulations and Public Communication
    Residuals and Biosolids
    Small Communities and Decentralized Systems
    Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Wet Weather
    Sustainability, Climate Change, and Resource Recovery
    Urban Systems
    Utility Management, Leadership, and EMS
    Water Reclamation and Reuse
    Water Supply and Management
    Water Quality, Groundwater, and Watershed Management


The WEFTEC Mobile App provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience. If you have a tablet or smartphone, or any other handheld web-enabled device, you can build your schedule and plan your time at WEFTEC on the go – anywhere, anytime!

The WEFTEC Mobile App is now part of the WEF Events App. All WEF Events will automatically be loaded to the WEF Events App when available. Simply activate each show to begin planning your exhibit and event visits. Scan the QR code below to get WEF Events and activate WEFTEC 2016.

WEF Events QR Code  

gear(1)Use the gear icon in the dashboard to return to the show menu, add/activate your profile, and take full advantage of all the features in the app.

Utility Employee Support

Utility participation is vital in making WEFTEC “The Water Quality Event of the Year,” and we are continuously working to ensure that utilities can participate. The WEFTEC Utility Partnership Program is specifically designed to maximize attendance at this critical training event through customized registration packages.