Date: October 2, 2017 – October 4, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

WEFTEC is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, providing extensive educational opportunities and unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services. For more information, visit WEFTEC.

Engineering-News Record has ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water for 14 years in a row. For more than 50 years, Tetra Tech has helped provide safe, abundant water supplies; effective treatment of stormwater and wastewater; flood control and restoration tools; and innovative watershed protection approaches to assess, protect, and restore our water bodies. Because Tetra Tech is involved in all phases of the water cycle, we use a truly integrated approach to manage our waters with a combination of state-of-the-art techniques and demonstrated best practices. Learn more about Tetra Tech’s wastewater treatment services.

Conference Presentations

Tetra Tech is proud to be home to leading experts across the markets we serve. Our staff regularly share their knowledge by researching, presenting, and facilitating discussion on emerging topics in their fields.

Sunday, October 1

8:30 a.m.

Workshop: W15 Advanced Refinery Wastewater Treatment
Vice Chair: Kar Munirathinam

11:30 a.m.

Workshop: W15 Advanced Refinery Wastewater Treatment
Title: Biological Treatment Part 1: Carbon/Nitrogen Removal - Concepts, Design, and Operation
Presenter: Kar Munirathinam

Monday, October 2

1:30 p.m.

Session: 205 Oil Refining Wastewater Treatment I
Moderator: Perry Lankford

4:00 p.m.

Session: 231 The CROC Tank: Imagine H20 Water Start-Ups Pitch to Our Experts
Panelist: Brian Jordan

4:30 p.m.

Session: 226 Model(ing) Cities: What Big Cities Are Doing
Title: Prioritizing Green Infrastructure in Detroit's Urban Landscape
Presenters: James Brescol and Carol Hufnagel

Tuesday, October 3

8:30 a.m.

Session: 304 Refinery Wastewater II
Moderator: Perry Lankford


Session: 315 Whatcha Looking At: Stormwater BMP Inspections 
Assistant Moderator: Dan Christian

1:30 p.m.

Session: 400 Interactive Knowledge Exchange: Public Outreach 
Title: New Water Brew
Presenter: Jennifer Roque

2:00 p.m.

Session: 414 Measuring Up: BMP Monitoring Design and Performance 
Title: Vacant Lot Bioretention Systems: Characterizing Performance and Identifying Broader Implications Through Monitoring
Presenters: Dan Christian and Valerie Novaes

2:30 p.m.

Session: 415 A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Stormwater Design Out of This World 
Title: Stoepel Park Number 1: Green Infrastructure and Community Enhancement Project
Presenter: Valerie Novaes

3:30 p.m.

Session: 421 Real-World Beneficial Applications of Water Reuse 
Title: New Water Brew: Recycling Water for the Highest Purpose
Presenter: Jennifer Roque


Session: 427 Oh the Places You'll Go: Stormwater Case Studies 
Moderator: Carol Hufnagel

Wednesday, October 4

8:30 a.m.

Session: 502 Selenium Treatment Issues: Technology Applications for Different Forms 
Title: Using DNA Analysis of Biological Pilot Reactors for Selenium Removal
Presenter: Lauren Lundquist


Session: 503 Industrial Reuse Applications and Technologies: Preserving a Limited Resource 
Moderator: Frank Johns

9:00 a.m.

Session: 514 Time Out! Evaluating the Promise and Practice of Real-Time Control (RTC) for Stormwater Management 
Title: Innovative Solution for Urban Flood Mitigation: Planning, Monitoring, Control, and Forecasting
Presenters: Diana Tao and Martin Pleau

1:30 p.m.

Session: 618 Ensuring Reuse Water Quality Through Source Control 
Moderator: Frank Johns