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Call for Abstracts

22nd Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference
November 3-4, 2021
Monroeville Convention Center

Extended Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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
  • Case studies on inter-municipal cooperation
  • Integrated watershed planning case studies
  • MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan implementation and compliance
  • Case studies on regional approaches to solving wet weather issues
  • Successful private sewer lateral programs
  • Effective I/I mitigation case studies
  • Funding strategies for infrastructure projects
  • Stormwater fees/authorities – case studies
  • Pipe and manhole rehabilitation
  • Regionalization of sewer systems
  • Sustainable O&M approaches 
  • Asset data management 
  • Cost-effectiveness and affordability analysis tools/models 
  • Stream Restoration – design, permitting, construction
  • Public-private partnerships
  • GIS tools and techniques
  • Comparison of annual overflow reduction and costs for gray vs. green infrastructure
  • O&M best practices for infrastructure, green infrastructure and stormwater BMPs
  • Long-term wet weather planning, adaptive management 
  • Identifying and prioritizing locations for source reduction and green infrastructure 
  • Inter-municipal agreements for water management

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please use the guidelines outlined below and submit an abstract to 3 Rivers Wet Weather by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

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
    (If you are submitting for more than one speaker, please provide contact information for each speaker.)
  2. Title of presentation
  3. Content shall be 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 with a municipal representative are encouraged. Most sessions are 30 minutes, which includes time for audience Q&A. Due to the 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

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.