Nebraska Water Environment Association

Nebraska Water Environment Association



Half a Century of Protecting
Nebraska's Water Environment


2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference

Omaha, NE

May 21 - 24, 2017


Call for Abstracts

The first option is through the Call for Abstracts process, which is currently open through September 14th.  The following link will provide you with a direct location to submit your abstracts (
Details on the suggested topics are provided at this link. Call for Abstracts Details.  As noted, abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages, with an additional page of tables, graphics, and/or images if needed.

Invited Session

In addition to the Call for Abstracts, the Conference will have two sessions highlighting specific projects/activities (5-6 papers each) in the Nebraska/Iowa and Kansas/Missouri portions of our region. The purpose of these “Invited Sessions” is to offer attendees to learn about local/regional projects/activities of interest to the collection system industry.  We currently have a listing of ideas for each invited session, but need more topics to complete each session.  If you have any questions or interest in providing a topic/presentation for the invited session, please contact Mark McGuire (Iowa), Cliff Cate (Kansas/Missouri), or Scott Aurit (Nebraska).

We are encouraging your participation at the conference and hope you will be able to join us as a presenter or as an attendee to learn the very latest information for our great industry!!!

Scott Aurit

WEF Collection Systems Chair
NWEA President



The Nebraska Water Environment Association

The Nebraska Water Environment Association (NWEA) is a non-profit organization comprised of professionals dedicated to protecting Nebraska's water quality. The Nebraska Wastewater Operators Division (NWOD) is an internal membership division within the NWEA. NWEA is a member association of the  Water Environment Federation (WEF®).
The Water Environment Federation (WEF®) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit


We welcome you to join our association and encourage you to get involved in the organization. To join NWEA, you can either go online to:


use the application in the brochure ( Click here to download the NWEA Membership Brochure ) for mail in. In either case, please mark "NB" for Nebraska to ensure you receive the benefits of our association..

NWEA Membership Contacts:
Todd Boling:
Blake Birkel: