Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions

We are overjoyed to be hosting this year’s conference in person! We also have great appreciation for our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors for navigating the changing times by complying with the conference requirements.

It’s the Year of Navigating the Tides: Fostering Diversity and Leading Change! This year’s theme focused on how all of us, as members of NEWEA, can be the catalyst to change, leading by example and performing deliberate acts that cultivate diversity and inclusion. The 2022 program highlights these efforts through our keynote speaker and technical sessions.

This premier water quality event and exhibit features 30 technical sessions, a student poster session that showcases the work of water quality undergraduates and graduates, an Innovation Pavilion and two floors of exhibitors featuring the industry’s latest products.

This year marks 50 years of the Clean Water Act. To acknowledge this monumental day for those in the water environmental field, a keynote session will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Even more to celebrate—our lunch-time awards ceremony recognizing outstanding efforts in our industry and the passing of the gavel to the 2022 NEWEA President, Frederick McNeill of City of Manchester, NH.

We hope you take advantage of all the 2022 Annual Conference has to offer and use this occasion to connect with your water industry colleagues. View Program >>

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Sunday, January 23

Young Professionals Summit: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (separate registration required)

Monday, January 24

Technical Sessions 1–6 (8:30–10:30 AM)

  • Innovation/Alternative OWTS Charrette (separate registration required, Extended Session 8:30AM-1:30PM)
  • CSO/Wet Weather Issues 1: Notifications, Applications, Infrastructure Improvements and High-Rate Treatment
  • Sustainability: Integrating Sustainability in Project Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Residuals 1: Residuals and Biosolids Study and Planning
  • Government Affairs 1: The Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit—A Panel Discussion
  • Asset Management 1: Case Studies

Opening Keynote Speaker: 11:00 AM

Technical Sessions 7-11 (2:00–4:30 PM)

  • Government Affairs 2: Regulator Roundtable and Regional Updates
  • Stormwater 1: Stormwater Data, Monitoring, and Compliance—Oh My!
  • Watershed Management: Watershed Resilience— From Adaptation Resources to Watershed Based Solutions
  • Small Community: Collection, Nutrient & Discharge Solutions
  • Collection Systems 1: Repairs—Handle the Situation Before the Situation Handles You

Exhibit Hall Reception: 4:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 25

Innovation Pavilion: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Technical Sessions 12-16 (8:30 – 11:00 AM)

  • Collection System 2: Floods, Covid, Siphons and GIS—A Basket of Solutions
  • Plant Operations 1: Tying Fundamentals to Operations
  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS and PFurious
  • Utility Management— Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
  • Energy: Strategic Energy Management

Student Poster Competition: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday Keynote Presentation: 1:00 AM–Noon The Future of the Clean Water Act—What Do the Next 50 Years Hold?

Operator Reception: 12:15 – 1:45 PM

Technical Sessions 17-21 (2:00–4:30 PM)

  • CSO/Wet Weather Issues 2: Analyzing the Data
  • Stormwater Panel Discussion—The Latest in Stormwater Regulations and Innovative Nutrient Controls
  • Public Awareness— Bringing a Positive Image to The Clean Water Industry
  • Plant Operations 2: Process Intensification
  • Residuals 2: Regulator Roundtable

Exhibit Hall Reception: 4:30-6:30 PM

Wednesday, January 26

Technical Sessions 22–26 (8:30 – 11:00 AM)

  • Collection Systems 3: Sewers are Like Life— It All Depends on What You Put into It
  • Plant Operations 3: Focus on Operations and Startup
  • Stormwater 2: Lessons Learned in Green Infrastructure
  • Innovation: Funding Innovation
  • Water Reuse in Action: Technologies and Operations

Annual Awards Ceremony and Lunch (ticket required): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Technical Sessions 27-30 (1:00 – 3:00 PM)

  • Collection Systems 4: In (Verified) Data We Trust
  • CSO/Wet Weather Issues 3: Treatment and Storage of CSO Flows
  • Industrial Wastewater: New Innovations and Treatment Solutions
  • Asset Management 2: Tools and Resiliency