Do you have an interesting topic or research project you want to share with your fellow water and wastewater colleagues at the Annual Conference 2011 in Ontario? Here is your chance to submit your abstracts today and get your message out there.  Have an idea, but aren’t sure if it will fit into the program? Click here to see a list of suggested topic to get you started.  Want to see sample abstracts? Click here to see samples. Not sure how to submit your abstracts? Click here and we will show you step by step! What are you waiting for? Submit your abstracts online NOW!

The Annual Conference 2010 proceedings are now available online! You can search by presentation or author to find the sessions you enjoyed, or may have missed. The search tool allows you to search by presentation titles and authors from Annual Conference 2009 and Annual Conference 2010.

Check out the photo gallery to see pictures from the Operations Challenge, 5-S Induction Ceremony and other exciting moments from the conference!

We wanted to let you know that we are improving our online payment system. This will make it easier for you to register for our events and to renew your membership and certificates online. That means our online credit card payment system to register for a conference, renew your membership or renew your certificates is down.  We expect to be back online on Wednesday, July 21st.
While the online payment system is down you can still register and renew. For those who would like to register for NRTC 2010 Modesto, download the brochure and fax your completed registration form in to us at 510.382.7810 or mail it to us at the address below.

If you’d like to renew your membership or CWEA technical certification certificate, please just fax or mail the invoice you received.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you get registered or renewed!

Thanks in advance for your patience during this time; we believe the new system will make it easier for you in the future.

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Elizabeth Allan, CAE

Executive Director

Elizabeth Allan

Elizabeth Allan

CWEA’s Board of Directors met June 25-26, 2010 and approved CWEA’s FY 10-11 program of work and budget, which adds member value while keeping dues at the FY 08-09 level.  No mean feat especially in this economy.  A recap of the program of work and budget follows below for you.

In other news…The Board identified several regulatory issues on the horizon to keep on members’ radar, including possible Operator Certification Regulation changes and the EPA’s interest in SSO rulemaking, including the possibility of including SSOs in NPDES permits.

Board approves 10-11 program of work and balanced budget that adds member value and keeps dues at 08-09 level…On June 26th, the Board approved CWEA’s FY 10-11 budget to continue to fulfill CWEA’s core mission to train and certify water environment professionals.  Our 10-11 program of work adds member value without a dues increase and keeps other fees affordable.  The Board approved a vibrant yet focused program of work for next fiscal year that includes low-cost webinars, newly updated Collection System Maintenance certification tests, updated Collection System Maintenance study guides and materials for study session moderators, a redesigned and updated web site, and improved content in our Wastewater Professional. [Read more]

California Association of Sanitary Agencies (CASA) published its annual summary of biosolids management options. The tonnages of biosolids generated and biosolids used, disposed, and stored, continued to decline in 2009 from previous years.  Biosolids production was down almost 90,000 dry metric tons from 2008.