WEF cancels Industrial Waste Conference, integrates theme into WEFTEC.05

The Water Environment Federation will not be holding its annual Industrial Wastes Technical and Regulatory Conference in 2005. Instead, the WEFTEC.05 Industrial Wastes Committee and Industrial Wastes Symposia have designed a significant number of industrial focused activities that are being held at the WEFTEC.05 Conference and Exhibition...

ALEXANDRIA, VA., April 12, 2005 -- The Water Environment Federation will not be holding its annual Industrial Wastes Technical and Regulatory Conference in 2005. Instead, the WEFTEC.05 Industrial Wastes Committee and Industrial Wastes Symposia have designed a significant number of industrial focused activities that are being held at the WEFTEC.05 Conference and Exhibition.

WEFTEC.05 industrial activities include the following:
-- Two Industrial Workshops
-- Eight Industrial Technical Sessions
-- One Industrial Facility Tour
-- An Industrial Networking Reception
-- The WEFTEC.05 Exhibition -- The largest water quality and wastewater equipment exhibition in North America
-- Networking opportunities with key regulators, industry leaders, and manufacturers from around the world
-- Industrial Wastes Committee Meeting
-- Industrial Program Advisory Council Meeting

Sunday, October 30th
-- Workshop -- Full day workshop on "Adapting Process Excellence (Six Sigma) Tools to Prevent Effluent Quality Violations"
-- Meeting -- WEF Industrial Wastes Committee -- 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
-- WEFTEC.05 Exhibition -- 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday P.M., October 31st
-- Session 2 -- Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Understanding and Managing the Impacts
-- Session 3 -- Membrane Biological Reactors and Water Reuse
-- WEFTEC.05 Exhibition -- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-- Industrial Networking Reception -- 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday A.M., November 1st
-- Session 28 -- Innovations in Industrial Biotreatment
-- Session 29 -- Novel Physical-Chemical Processes
-- Tour 6 -- Industrial Wastes Tour: International Steel Group Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
-- WEFTEC.05 Exhibition -- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday P.M., November 1st
-- Session 49 -- Treatment Challenges: Perchlorate, Explosives and Leachates
-- Session 50 -- Agricultural and Food Industry: Waste Treatment and Nutrient Removal

Wednesday A.M., November 2nd
-- Session 74 -- Industrial Residuals Management, Minimization, and Reuse
-- Workshop -- Full Day Workshop on "Liquid/Solid Separation Chemistry for Industrial and Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment"
-- Meeting -- Industrial Program Advisory Council -- 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
-- WEFTEC.05 Exhibition -- 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday P.M., November 2nd
-- Session 97 -- Wastewater Management and Transport Facilities

For more information on WEFTEC.05, which will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, see www.weftec.org.

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (www.wef.org) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 76 member associations in 30 countries.

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