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Call for Abstracts

19th Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference
October 11-12, 2017
Monroeville Convention Center

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

Download Call for Abstracts.

We are seeking sessions for an educational agenda covering a broad range of topics:

  • Case studies on effective I/I reduction and green infrastructure in reducing sewer overflows

  • Asset data management 

  • Funding strategies for infrastructure projects

  • Case studies on inter-municipal cooperation

  • Identifying and prioritizing locations for source reduction and green infrastructure

  • Comparison of annual overflow volume reduction and costs for gray vs. green infrastructure

  • Green infrastructure life cycle and O & M requirements 

  • Sustainable O&M approaches, F.O.G. 

  • Long-term wet weather planning 

  • Stormwater fees/authorities

  • Removing barriers for low-impact development in stormwater ordinances

  • PAG-13 and requirements for the next NPDES permit cycle

  • Stormwater BMPs for sediment and nutrient impairments

  • Water quality, impaired streams and TMDL development

  • Successful private sewer lateral programs

  • Integrated watershed planning case studies

  • Cost analysis tools and models 

  • Multi-municipal Act 537 planning 

  • Watershed management 

  • Public-private partnerships

  • Case studies on regional approaches to solving wet weather issues

  • GIS tools and techniques

  • Pipes and manhole rehabilitation

  • O&M best practices for infrastructure and stormwater BMPs

  • MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan implementation

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please use the guidelines outlined below and submit a proposal to 3 Rivers Wet Weather by Friday, May 12, 2017. 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact 3 Rivers Wet Weather at 412-578-8375.

Conference Abstract Guidelines
Please include the following in your speaking proposal:

  1. Name of speaker(s), title, company name, address, phone, fax and e-mail
  2. Title of presentation
  3. Description of the presentation content in 400 words or less. Emphasize the educational elements of the presentation. (Sales-oriented presentations will not be considered. Presentations must provide unbiased, valuable information about a technology, technique, case study, etc.) Co-presentations and case studies are encouraged. Most sessions are 30-45 minutes. Due to the short session length, we request that proposals/presentations include no more than two speakers.
  4. Learning outcomes. List at least three goals or outcomes of the presentation. What will participants have learned by the time they leave your session?
  5. Short biographical sketch of the speaker (50-75 words).
  6. Previous presentations speaker has given. (Please list the conference/seminar, date and topic.)

Please forward your speaking proposal to:

E-mail: conference@3rww.org in a Word document

Mail your speaking proposal to:  3 Rivers Wet Weather · Attn: Conference Abstract  · 3901 Penn Avenue, Bldg. #3 · Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Fax: 412-578-8065 

Please note: 3RWW is unable to cover travel expenses for speakers, but we waive the conference registration fee. Individual speakers must book their own accommodations and may use our reserved room block.  Additional details will be provided in the speaker acceptance letter.