Call for Abstracts

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2023 Plant Operations Workshop

April 25, 2023 | Columbus, OH


The OWEA Plant Operations Committee is soliciting presentations for the 2023 workshop being held April 25, 2023 in Dublin, OH. The Conference is anticipated to cover a wide variety of topics in Plant Operations. This is an in person workshop. All presenters will be expected to attend the event.

Please let us know what you would like to share with other environmental professionals from around the State of Ohio.

Submit a one page outline of your presentation as well as a short experience/work history statement for contact hour submission. Please include your name, address, daytime phone and email address. Presentations should be 40 minutes in length, with a 5 minute question and answer period.  Deadline for submission is February 3, 2023.

We are especially looking for the topics listed below:

  • Process Control Analysis
  • In-situ Process Monitoring Technologies / Case Studies
  • PFAS
  • Process / Laboratory Data Management Tools
  • Workforce Development
  • Nutrient Removal & Monitoring


Submit online HERE.






2023 Collection Systems Workshop

May 16, 2023 | Columbus, OH


The OWEA Collections Committee is soliciting presentations for the 2023 Workshop being held May 16th, 2023 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio. The Conference is anticipated to cover a wide variety of topics in Collections Systems.

Please let us know what you would like to share with other environmental professionals from around the State of Ohio.

Submit a one page outline of your presentation as well as a short experience/work history statement for contact hour submission. Please include your name, address, daytime phone and email address. Presentations should be 40 minutes in length, with a 5 minute question and answer period.  


Deadline for submission is February 3rd, 2023.


Technical Topics:



  • Alternate Collection System Projects and Operational Experiences
  • Green Infrastructure Projects and Maintenance
  • CSO and SSO Long Term Control Plans
  • G.I.S. and information transfer in Collection Systems
  • Asset Management of Collection Systems
  • Pump Station Rehabilitation
  • Collection System Maintenance
  • Pump Station Flow Analysis
  • High Efficiency Pumps
  • Odor Control at Pump Stations and in Collection Systems
  • Fats, Oils, and Grease Handling in Pump Stations and Collection Systems
  • Pump Station Maintenance
  • Force Main Air & Vacuum Release Maintenance and Design
  • Workforce Innovations and Management


Submit online HERE.


Speaker and Presentation Protocol:

  • The best papers document actual case studies and projects as opposed to research or theory.

  • Papers shall not be used to engage in advertising or selling equipment or professional services.

  • Several criteria will be used to evaluate the abstracts, including originality, project status, technical merit, significance, and overall quality.

  • Manuscripts will be subject to revision or rejection if lacking in quality.

  • Accepted authors who do not submit a manuscript by the required deadline will be removed from the program

  • OWEA does not offer honorariums, or pay travel or lodging expenses.

  • Presenters are extended a $50 discount on workshop/conference registration fees at OWEA events. Please contact OWEA at 614.488.5800 or info@ohiowea.org to register so we may apply your discount. Or request the speaker discount code from the workshop chair.

  • If you just plan to be onsite to give your presentation, OWEA does not require you to register.  We will not include you in any meal or facility counts.

  • If selected for giving a presentation, the speaker shall agree to present the final version to the Program Chair no later than the announced date.

  • Presentations will be converted to PDF's or PowerPoint Slide Shows and posted to www.ohiowea.org at the conclusion of the event.