2020 Conference on the Environment

2020 COE Call for Abstracts

2020 Conference on the Environment

Please consider the following call for abstracts for presentation at the 2020 Conference on the Environment (COE), which will be held in a virtual format Thursday, November 5, 2020. The COE is one of the premier conferences in the Upper Midwest dealing with today’s pertinent environmental issues. To receive consideration, abstracts must be submitted online. Deadline for abstract submittals is September 4th.


To submit an abstract, please click on this link.


The 2020 Conference on the Environment offers concurrent technical sessions of specific topics associated with water, air, and waste management issues. The conference is co-hosted by the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) and the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), Upper Midwest Section (UMS). The 2020 technical program will be finalized in September upon review of quality abstracts and attendee input. General topic areas to consider for your abstract include the following.

- Water Regulatory Issues (WQS and TMDL updates)
- Resource Recovery
- Nutrient Removal
- Toxics / Emerging Pollutants
- Renewable Energy and Biofuels
- Industrial Treatment, Pretreatment and Pollution Prevention
- Stormwater Management

- Air and Waste Regulatory Issues
- Material Recovery from Waste Combustor Ash
- Solid Waste Comparative Evaluation
- Air Dispersion Modeling
- Emerging Waste Management Technologies
- Greenhouse Gases
- Testing and Monitoring

- Leadership
- Ethics
- Climate Change
- Energy Conservation and Sustainable Design
- Innovative Technologies - Research and Application
- State and Federal Programs - Project Development and Funding
- Historical Overview for Organizations and Facilities
- Environmental Justice

Abstracts must be submitted online. They should be of adequate length to demonstrate originality in concept and provide enough scope for the review committee to determine overall content. Novel technical and regulatory approaches that involve collaborative partnerships resulting in successful outcomes are encouraged. Abstracts must clearly establish their significance to current air, waste and water management issues. If this information has been previously presented, please provide details on the conference such as its name, date, location, and approximate number of attendees.