Missouri   Waste 
Control  Coalition

Call for Presentations for 2024 Conference

Deadline Extended to APRIL 30, 2024

The MWCC Environmental Conference Planning Committee is seeking speakers to present technical topics individually or in panel discussions. Each breakout session will be an hour and a half and include 2 or 3 presentations. 

This year’s theme is Year (Area) 51: Entering a New Era of the Unknown" and we are specifically interested in presentations which can relate this theme to technical topics. What changes (community, regulatory, political, industry, other?) do you see coming in the future that will affect our roles in waste control and environmental issues?  When are good operational practices limited by “outside” restrictions, and how do you achieve optimal results in this new era?  What innovative means are you using to evaluate project performance, and what defines success? 

The conference will be divided into multiple tracks, including:


Traditional Solid Waste
landfills, transfer stations, collections/hauling

  • Landfill/transfer station design/siting/investigation
  • Integrated solid waste management
  • Landfill gas
  • Leachate management and PFAs
  • Coal combustion residuals
  • Emergency/Disaster planning
  • Collection programs and issues
  • Hot loads
  • Safety

General Environmental
general topics of environmental concern

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Legal issues
  • Water management
  • Remediation
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Emergency Response
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Environmental project funding
  • Air regulations
  • Environmental restoration
  • Hazardous waste
  • Regulatory updates
  • Energy issues
  • PFAs
  • Brownfields
  • Tanks
  • Pollinator/wetland type issues
  • Technology Innovations

"Green" Issues
waste minimization, recycling, sustainability, or innovative development

  • Long-term stewardship
  • Sustainability
  • Land management practices
  • Food waste and organics diversion
  • Green roofs and other green infrastructure development
  • Green construction
  • Recycling/Material Recovery Facilities

These tracks may be further subdivided to break out topics (ex: Legal Issues, Coal Combustion Residuals and Remediation).  In addition to the tracks listed above, MDNR will be sponsoring two tracks related to Brownfield Redevelopment and Tanks. 

If you would like to submit and/or propose a topic for presentation at the 2024 MWCC Environmental Conference, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal. 


The MWCC Environmental Conference Planning Committee will select speakers based on time availability and applicability to the conference focus.  Selected speakers will be contacted in May 2024. 


If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Davis at laurie.davis@springfieldmo.gov.

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