The Illinois Wastewater Professionals Conference is the joint annual conference of the Illinois Water Environment Association and the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.

Technical Session topics include biosolids, career development & leadership, case studies, collection systems, electrical & controls, energy use reduction, green infrastructure, laboratory, LIFT, liquid treatment processes, maintenance & mechanical, nutrient removal& reuse, plant operations, pretreatment, safety, solid treatment processes, stormwater & wet weather, wastewater fundamentals, and watershed management.

PDHs & CEUs will be available.

  Conference Highlights

Operators Challenge
Show off your skills by participating in Laboratory, Maintenance, Safety, and/or Operations events. The Challenge is 1:00 - 4:00, Tuesday, 26. Make sure to stop by the Judges Table to register before competing. 

Scholarship Fundraiser
Look for our popular gift basket fundraiser. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on Monday & Tuesday.

New this year is a Tuesday morning walk/run event in support of Water for People.

Student Design Competition
The Student Design Competition (SDC) begins at IWPC. Student teams may compete on a chosen design problem or present problems on which they are currently working.

The winner of IWPC's competition will be invited to compete at WEFTEC 2021.

Networking Opportunities
Please join us at the Tuesday Exhibitor's reception and at IWEA's & IAWPCO's annual banquets.

  Become a Member

Join the IWEA
The Illinois Water Environment Association is a community of dedicated professionals working to advance fundamental knowledge of our water environment. Its members are engineers, scientists, plant operators, and students. They work at wastewater treatment plants, engineering firms, and manufacturers of water treatment equipment manufacturers.

Join the IAWPCO
The Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators is a professional wastewater operator's organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge among its members concerning the field of wastewater treatment and promoting their standing to the public.  Our members come from all areas of the wastewater industry and include operators, educators, industry reps, engineers and management employees