Fall Tradeshow

November 7, 2024

Interested in exhibits? Contact Katelyn Todesco at katelyn.todesco@gmwea.org.


GMWEA's Continuing Education Committee is seeking papers for presentation at the Fall Meeting. Click here to submit an abstract.


GMWEA's Fall Tradeshow is our flagship event, and it's Vermont's largest, best, and longest-running water quality conference, presented each year at the state's premiere venue, the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington.

Each fall, over 400 water, wastewater, and stormwater professionals, water quality technology and service providers, DPW administrators, staff from nonprofit organizations, and State agency administrators convene at the DoubleTree Hotel. After a night-before welcome session in the exhibit hall, they attend six hours of training sessions, tour an incredible array of over 90 vendor exhibits, eat a delicious lunch, and hear distinguished speakers from Vermont and throughout New England. Trainings and speakers vary from year to year, dependent upon member preferences. 

NEW! Operations Challenge Demo AND Your Chance to Give it a Try!
How do operators and technicians overcome flooding, process failure, and other emergencies? Do you ever wonder what transpires behind the scenes during the operation of a water resource recovery facility? Instead of continuing to take these unsung specialists for granted, learn how the best wastewater collection and treatment personnel in the world display their skills at Operations Challenge. 
In the competition, teams compete to earn the highest score in five different events. Each team includes four members and often a coach as well. Each event is designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities, collection systems, and laboratories. The five events are collections systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety. Winners are determined by a weighted points system.

At the 2023 GMWEA Fall Tradeshow, the Massachusetts Team that competed at WEFTEC back in October was on site to showcase their skills as they had saw a pipe in the fastest time (as part of the collections system competition).

Click here to view a video about the Operations Challenge. Questions? Contact Christina Adams at christina.adams@rmirecycles.com.


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