Open Abstract Submissions 2023

2023 Wastewater Administrators Conference Submission
Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20th, 2023
Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

Abstracts are being sought for the technical program of the 2023 Wastewater Administrators Conference (also known as WWAdCon). This conference provides the opportunity to interact with other superintendents and administrators from across the state.
TOPICS being requested:

  • Employee Leadership and Development
  • Energy Generation & Management
  • Energy Management
  • Facility Operations and Maintenance
  • Groundwater
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment Process & Design
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Optimizing Operation in Collection Systems Research
  • Residuals and Biosolids
  • Safety
  • Treatment Innovations
  • Water Resource Recovery
  • In The Field Update - Current Projects, Roadblocks, or Challenges

*** Final Deadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, October 7th, 2022. ***

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2023 Operators Day
Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Lansing Center, Lansing, MI

Abstracts are being sought for the technical program of the 2023 Operators Day. Operators Day is the classroom training part of Joint Expo. Over 1,100 water and wastewater utility managers and operators attend this event annually. Due to the attendee size, attendees are divided into 2 rooms, so presenters are required to give the same presentation twice that day (once to each room - approximately 300 in each room). 
TOPICS being requested must be TECHNICAL in nature and should apply to both WATER and WASTEWATER Operators. 
  • Lab Topics
  • AMI/Metering Topic
  • Pumps
  • Lifts
  • Leadership topics
  • Workforce Recruitment and Retention
  • Health & Safety 
*** To be considered, abstracts must be submitted by Friday September 16th, 2022. ***

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Biosolids Conference Submission
Wednesda,y March 29 & Thursday, March 30th 2023
Battle Creek, MI

Abstracts are being sought for the technical program of the 2023 Biosolids Conference.
TOPICS being requested:

  • Emerging Contaminants
    • Program impacts
    • Environmental impacts
    • Research (i.e. microplastics, PFAS)
  • Beneficial use and soil heath
    • Carbon Sequestration
    • Back to the basics, soil improvement and crop yields
    • Valuing Biosolids
    • Biosolids- a historical perspective since 503
  • Energy Recovery
  • Process enhancements/improvements
  • Biosolids Program efficiency options

*** To be considered in the first round, abstracts must be submitted by Friday, September 16th, 2022. ***

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MWEA 98th Annual Conference Submission
June 18-21st 2023
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Abstracts are now being considered from all aspects of the water sector. (We especially encourage all innovative projects!)

We are seeking abstracts in the following topics: Climate Change | Collection Systems | Decentralized Wastewater Treatment | Disinfection | Facility Operations and Maintenance | Future Insights | Government Affairs | Great Lakes | Groundwater | Hot Topics | Industrial Issues and Treatment Technologies | Laboratory Practices | Leadership | Employee Development & Human Resources | Michigan Issues | Municipal Wastewater Treatment Process and Design | Public Health | Research & Innovation | Residuals & Biosolids Management | Stormwater Management | Sustainability & Energy Management | Utility Management | Water Reclamation & Reuse | Watershed Resources Management

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General Abstract Submission
Please submit your abstract for the following 2023 events:

  • Asset Management (hosted jointly with MI-AWWA)
  • Lagoon
  • Lab Practices (hosted jointly with MI-AWWA)
  • Health and Safety
  • Collections
  • IPP
  • Northern Michigan Operators
  • Watershed & Stormwater
  • Maintenance (hosted jointly with MI-AWWA)
  • Process & Sustainable Energy

- Presenters shall provide a brief (one page or less) written abstract summarizing their presentation.
- The abstract shall include the presentation title and presenter's contact info (name, title, contact email, contact phone & employer)
- Presentations shall be 30 or 60 minutes in length, and allow 5 minutes for questions and answers. Please included if your presentation is 30 or 60 minutes.
- Presenters are encouraged to utilize MS PowerPoint® software for the visual aid. The PowerPoint must be submitted to MWEA by the provided deadline prior to the event, if selected.  A laptop computer and projector will be provided for presenter use.
- Presenters must be willing to allow MWEA to record their presentation for a virtual version of the event (if applicable), to be shared with registered attendees only, at the discretion of MWEA.
-If selected to present, the Presenter must identify a back-up presenter, such as a colleague, to present in their place, in event that they cannot due to unforeseen circumstances
-If selected to present, the Presenter agrees to meet all deadlines for presentation material submissions provided by MWEA.
-If selected to present, the Presenter agree to graciously volunteer/donate their time to present to share their knowledge and expertise to help enhance and/or advance the water environment profession.

You will be contacted about a potential presentation date and time if your abstract is selected. Abstracts will be kept on file for one year. 

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