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This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the Florida Water Environment Association and The Water Research Foundation.

WEF is excited to annouce that we will be hosting our inaugural Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this May.  This Symposium is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.

 WEF is enthusiastically soliciting research, technology, operations, regulatory, environmental, communications and management abstracts to develop oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, and pre-conference workshops. It is requested that the abstract be submitted under the topic that most closely matches its primary focus. 

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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting submissions for all of the following via the link below:

  • Abstracts
  • Workshop Proposals
  • Session Proposals

Submit Here

Download the Call for Abstracts
More info on Workshop Proposals
More info on Session Proposals
Method of Submittal: Online only please

 

Submit Abstract:

Video Instructions for Abstract Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Abstract Submission Portal

 

Submit Workshop:

Video Instructions for Workshop Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Workshop Submission Portal

 

Submit Session Proposal:

Video Instructions for Session Proposal Submission Portal

PDF Instructions for Session Proposal Submission Portal

 

Questions? Please contact:
StormwaterGI2019@wef.org

Program

Effective stormwater management requires collaboration among design and construction engineers, inspection and maintenance professionals, landscape architects, municipal stormwater program managers, environmental scientists, water resources managers, economists, communications specialists, decision makers and the public. Often, stormwater is perceived as a nuisance and addressed as a regulatory burden rather than a valuable resource.

The impacts from extreme weather events (drought, flood, heat) highlight that we must strive for a flexible and multi-dimensional approach to stormwater management while leveraging the strengths of differing design and operation of stormwater infrastructure types – green, grey, and blue. Meeting these challenges requires a workforce with qualified individuals, teams, and firms who employ cutting-edge practices and have the capacity to use a toolbox of solutions to best meet project goals. 

Questions? Please contact:
WEF Education & Training
StormwaterGI@wef.org

Registration

 

Attendee Registration Coming Soon
Exhibitor Registration Coming Soon

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Full conference fee includes: Opening General Session, admission to all Technical Sessions, Exhibition Hall, and Online access to proceedings
  • One-Day conference fee includes: Admission to the Technical Sessions and the Exhibition on the specific day that was chosen

Workshops are optional and require a fee (they are not included with the conference registration fees).

CONFERENCE PRICING:

WEF Members (Before 3/15/2019 | After 3/15/2019)

  • Full Conference: $570 $745
  • Student Full Conference: No Charge
  • One Day (either Thursday or Friday): $400 | $520
  • Pre Conference Workshop:  $179 | $199 (free to Student Members)

 Non-Members (Before 3/15/2019 | After 3/15/2019)

  • Full Conference: $935 | $1205
  • Student Full Conference: $200 | $260
  • One Day (either Thursday or Friday): $535 | $660
  • Expo Only: $160 $160 
  • Pre Conference Workshop: $209 | $229 
    • For Student* Non-Members: $179 | $199
      *Student Non-Members must show current student ID

Registration questions?

Contact:
Registration Coordinator
Phone: 703-684-2441
Email: Registration@wef.org

 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing with a detailed explanation by 4/26/2019. A 25% administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Registrants who fail to notify WEF of cancellations by April 26 will be liable for the full registration fee.

Substitutions are welcomed without penalty and should be submitted in writing by mail or by fax no later than April 26.  The substitute must submit the original registrant’s name & registrant ID number with their request.  Substitutions needed after April 26 must be done onsite.

Hotel

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316, USA

Phone: 954-463-4000

Group Rate: $159

Cut-Off Date: April 8, 2019

Reservation Phone: 1-800-HILTONS

*Reservations are on a first come first serve bases and may sell out before the cut-off date.

Book Your Room Here

Exhibition

More Information Coming soon!

See Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities for all Specialty Conferences

Become an Exhibitor Member to receive discounted booth space fees.

Space Rates Include:

  • Complimentary booth personnel badges, two per 100 sq ft contracted
  • Listing in the onsite conference program exhibitor directory
  • Complete mobile app listing, including description, categories, and PDF upload capability  
  • Access to registrant data via the internet once space is fully paid
  • Access to conference proceedings
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities

Questions about Reserving Space? 
contact: 
    Sarah Evans Moretti 
    Manager, Exhibition Sales 
    phone: 703-684-2466 
    email: smoretti@wef.org 

Already an Exhibitor? 
contact: 
    Jessica LaFever 
    Manager, Exhibition Operations  
    phone: 703-684-2446 
    email: jlafever@wef.org 
 

Sponsorship

See Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities for all Specialty Conferences

Become a Sponsor and Promote Directly to Your Target Audience.

50% of surveyed WEF conference attendees recognized conference sponsors and were able to accurately identify what they sponsored.

Attract the attention of key decision-makers with multiple exposure opportunities available at price points designed for any marketing plan.

Overall Sponsor Benefits* 

• Enhanced visibility to conference attendees
• Company logo in sponsorship directory in the conference program
• Company logo on the conference sponsorship page
• Complete mobile app listing, including logo, description, and PDF upload capability
• Company logo-enhanced exhibitor directory listing on mobile app, only for conference exhibitors
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the conference
• Company logo recognition on corresponding sponsor slide at the Opening General Session
• One-time pull of pre-registered or final attendee list in Excel format
• Sponsor badge ribbons
* Overall sponsor benefits are included with all opportunities, except hotel sponsorships, meterboards, exhibit hall carpet clings, and tote bag inserts.

Questions about Sponsoring?  
Contact: 
      Sarah Evans Moretti  
      Manager, Exhibition Sales       
      phone: 703-684-2466 
      email: smoretti@wef.org   
 
Already a Sponsor? 
Contact: 
     Ronnetta Zack-Williams 
     Sponsorship Coordinator 
     phone: 703-684-2468 
     email: rzack-williams@wef.org  

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service

 

WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity and Inclusivity

 

Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Dr. Eileen O'Neill.