Seminars and Presentations

The MWRD is committed to offering continuing education opportunities for its staff and the public. Learn about upcoming seminars and view departmental presentations. 

Monitoring & Research Industrial Waste Division 2020 Workshop

Microorganisms and Wastewater Treatment
Analytical Microbiology & Biomonitoring Section
Monitoring & Research Department

Monitoring and Research Seminars

The MWRD hosts a variety of events to help educate the public. Our popular Monitoring and Research seminar series is held monthly at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant. These seminars are eligible for Professional Development Credits/CEUs.

Reservations: Required at least 24 hours in advance, and picture ID is required for plant entry.
Location:  Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Lue-Hing R&D Complex, 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, IL 60804
Time: All seminars start at 10:30 a.m. CST
For additional information, please contact Dr. Heng Zhang, Assistant Director of Monitoring and Research, at (708) 588-4264 or (708) 588-4059 or email

Click here for a list of current and past seminars.


Hearing Officer Training Seminar - Virtual

Training Seminar for Board Appointed Officers, Susan T. Morakalis, General Counsel