As the largest conference of its kind in North America and the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, WEFTEC 08, the Water Environment Federation’s 81st annual technical exhibition and conference offers water quality training and education and provides access to the latest in water quality developments, research, regulation, solutions and cutting-edge technologies. It is scheduled for October 18-22 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

Designed to address a diverse and comprehensive array of contemporary water and wastewater issues, this year’s technical program of 115 technical sessions, 31 workshops and 10 facility tours is categorized into more than 20 technical educational focus areas such as collection systems, sustainable water resources management, and water reclamation and reuse. To keep attendees up to date on water quality challenges and solutions, the program also includes several “hot topic” workshops and technical sessions during the five-day event.