Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Air & Waste Management Association and Water Environment Federation To Meet in Charlotte

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and the Water
Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the North Carolina
Water Environment Association, will present "Odors and Air Pollutants
2010," March 21-24, 2010, in Charlotte, NC.

As communities grow in size and population, more municipal,
industrial, and agricultural facilities are confronted with issues
related to odors and air emissions. Held every two years, this
conference will bring together environmental professionals from around
the world to discuss the latest developments in odor and air emissions
management, foster informed decision-making, and encourage the use of
innovative technologies.

"Odor impacts from a wastewater treatment plant are the primary
measure of an operations' success," said Ray Porter, Chair of WEF's
Air Quality and Odor Control Committee. "This year's conference
provides an excellent forum to learn about the latest developments and
share knowledge on this evolving and important topic."

Based on real-life experiences and lessons learned, the well-rounded
technical program will include oral presentations, interactive
discussions, workshops, and exhibits on the following key topics: odor
control planning and monitoring; methods of sampling; measuring and
estimating emissions; design of odor control systems; biological odor
control; collection systems odor and corrosion; sustainability and
greenhouse gases; dispersion modeling; and innovative technologies,
operations, and agriculture.

Practitioners, engineers, research & development staff, scientists,
facility owners and operators, teachers and professors, public
administrators, regulatory agencies, collection systems managers,
consultants, maintenance staff, division managers, and executive
managers are encouraged to attend.

For more information, or to register, visit

The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
professional organization that provides training, information, and
networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals
in 65 countries. For more information, visit

Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-
profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual
members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water
quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member
Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and
enhancing the global water environment.