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Operations Challenge 2016 

What is Ops Challenge?

How do operators and technicians overcome flooding, a sewer collapse, process failure and other emergencies? Do you ever wonder what transpires behind the scenes during the operation of a wastewater treatment facility? Instead of continuing to take these unsung specialists for granted, come see some of the best wastewater collection and treatment personnel in the world display their skills at Operations Challenge.

Each team is sponsored by a WEF Member Association or recognized Operator Association.  Winners are determined by a weighted point system for five events (collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety), each designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories.

Operations Challenge Badge Registration 

Registering Operations Challenge Teams 


New for 2016! Operations Challenge Team badges can now be ordered online! 

Operation Challenge team payments must be received by WEF before you can access the system to register for badges.

For questions regarding WEFTEC badges, please e-mail  

For all other inquiries, please e-mail

Register Today!

Click Here to order WEFTEC 2016 Operations Challenge badges for your team.

It is important to follow the registration instructions below, If you close out of the online registration system prematurely, your changes or additions will not be saved. 

Login information

To access registration, you must enter a username and password. The captain for the team will receive an email directly from Experient on July 1 with their login information and instructions; Operations Challenge teams admitted after this date will receive login information approximately one week after receiving their team payment confirmation. Check your email for login credentials from Experient. (Team payments must be received by WEF before you can receive access to the registration system.) 

To Login 

    • Select your team name from the drop down menu of the login page
    • Enter your team name and password (check your email for login credentials from Experient)
    • Follow the instructions to request badges and export team list.

To Register Operations Challenge Team members  

  • Step 1Login 
  • Step 2 – Click Team Contact tab to view the information
  • Step 3 - Click Team Summary tab to
    • Add Operations Challenge Team Participants 
    • Complete Demographics (hover cursor over text for information) 
    • Complete Educational Credit Information, if applicable 
  • Step 4 - Click View Completed Tab to
    • Send e-mail confirmations
    • Export team list

Team Contact 

One Team Contact person per Operations Challenge team (the primary the Team Captain) will be issued a username and password to register your team members.  If your Team Captain has changed you must contact Steve Harrison at  Please allow one week before it reflects online.

The Team Captain and/or Coach is not automatically registered, but must be added in order to receive a badge.   

Badge Allotment and Cost

Operations Challenge teams are allocated seven (7) complimentary badges per team (one Team Captain, one Coach and five Team Members). Operation Challenge participants may use their free badge allotment for team participation only.  

Guest Badge

Each team member is allowed to bring one guest to the Operations Challenge competition.

The Captain will be given a promocode with a limit of 7 to distribute to the team (one Team Captain, one Coach and five Team Members). If your team does not have a Coach, the Captain will receive six Guest Expo Only codes instead of seven. This code will allow guests to register (FREE) for an Expo Only pass online or on-site. Additional guests are required to pay the applicable Expo Only fee.

Guest Registration: All Operations Challenge Guests must call registration customer service at 1-800 462-9420 /globally 1-240 439-2954  and provide their promocode to register.  

Badge Pick-up

Operations Challenge Team Name Badges will not be mailed prior to WEFTEC but can be picked up beginning at 7:00am on Monday, September 26 at the customer servicer counter located in Hall G at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Guest Expo Only badges will not be mailed but can be picked up at the event using Badge Pick-up. Pre-registered Guests who provide an e-mail address when they register will receive a receipt/confirmation after submission. Print and bring your bar-code confirmation to be scanned and proceed to any Badge Pick-up counter onsite.

Badge Access 

Operations Challenge Badges allows team members to access to the exhibit hall and technical sessions. Workshops, tours and ticket events are optional events and will be available for purchase. 

Guest Badges gives access to the exhibit hall only (during show hours).

Badge Policy  

WEFTEC badges are required for admission to the exhibit hall and education programs. Badges are nontransferable and must be worn at all times.


Substitution Policy

Substitution requests must be received in writing on or before August 31 to be honored. After August 31, substitutions must be processed onsite.     

Operation Challenge Onsite Registration Hours 

Operations Challenge Name Badges and Team Packet can be picked up beginning at 7:00 am on Sunday, September 25 at the customer service counter located in Hall G at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.




Sunday, September 25     

7:00 am - 5:00 pm  
(Operations Challenge Team Name Badge Pickup begins) 

Monday, September 26

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Operations Challenge Hours

New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Hall F

Monday, September 26 / 10:00 am – 4:30pm 

Tuesday, September 27 / 9:00am – 4:30pm  

Team Payment Information

For WEFTEC questions regarding team payment, please contact  


Registration Services

For WEFTEC registration questions, please contact Experient Registration Customer Service: 

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm Eastern Standard Time 

Click the links below to obtain additional registration information.  

Hotel and Travel 

Operations Challenge Badge Information & Policies 

Earn Educational Credits at WEFTEC 

WEF Membership 

 Team Velocity 14 

At the 2015 competition in Chicago, teamwork led the TRA CReWSers to place first in Division 1 and Motley Poo to place first in Division 2. Get the full rundown of the 2015 competition in the WE&T section, Heroes of wastewater assemble to compete in Operations Challenge 2015. 

View videos covering the 2015 event on the WEFTEC YouTube Channel.



Interested in being a sponsor for Operations Challenge 2016? Email  



Interested in being a partner for Operations Challenge 2016? Email