Seminars and Special Events

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

The MWRD hosts a variety of events to help educate the public. Our popular 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
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.




Each year our Sustainability Summit showcases best management practices for utilizing MWRD biosolids and compost in addition to management stormwater. We honor those individuals and organizations for Sustainable Landscaping and for Beneficial Use of Exceptional Quality (EQ) Biosolids and Biosolids Compost. Exceptional Quality biosolids and biosolids compost are a product of the MWRD’s water treatment process that are used as soil amendments and sustainable alternative to other materials.

If you are interested in receiving a consultation about EQ Biosolids, EQ Compost or Green Infrastructure, please contact our Public Affairs office at 312-751-6633 or

Click here for information on previous Sustainability Summits.