2018 WE&RF Research Conference
Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water

The latest research addressing the challenges of integrated water management and reuse will be presented at the 2018 WE&RF Research Conference (a continuation of the 20-year tradition of the former WateReuse Research Foundation) in downtown Atlanta, GA on May 7-8, 2018. The Research Conference is designed to help communities prepare for the future with a comprehensive program offering innovative approaches and creative solutions for managing our water resources.

The WE&RF Research Conference, in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, is where water professionals and researchers meet to network, exchange ideas, and envision the future. The program will include two keynote sessions, plenary/panel discussions, multiple tracks of sessions, poster presentations, and technical tours.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Submit your abstract by October 23, 2017.

Water Reuse Topics

  • Indirect potable reuse (groundwater and surface water augmentation)
  • Direct potable reuse
  • Industrial reuse
  • Produced water (from oil and gas extraction)
  • Agricultural reuse
  • Source control for potable reuse
  • Water quality: Microbiologicals and pathogens
  • Water quality: Constituents of emerging concern (unregulated chemicals, trace organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.)
  • Monitoring (online, water quality, treatment performance, etc.)
  • Next generation monitoring options for chemicals and microbiologicals
  • Treatment technologies and treatment systems
  • Treatment performance  and reliability
  • Concentrate management and treatment
  • Operations, operator training, and operator certification
  • Planning and case studies
  • Economic assessments of reuse
  • Public engagement, education, and outreach
  • Regulations and guidance 

Integrated Water Topics

  • Integrated water (One Water) management
  • Tools and management practices
  • Collaboration across sectors (land use planning, transportation, energy, agriculture, forestry)
  • Watershed management
  • Stormwater management
  • Innovative technologies and approaches
  • Modeling tools and decision support systems
  • Green infrastructure
  • Low Impact Development (LID)
  • Decentralized systems and onsite treatment systems
  • Stream restoration as part of integrate water
  • Linking management practices to receiving water impacts
  • Planning and case studies
  • Implementation and best practices
  • Institutional considerations
  • Partnerships and stakeholder participation
  • Flexible and adaptable urban water systems
  • Climate resiliency and addressing uncertainty
  • Economic tools and assessing benefits and co-benefits
  • Food-Energy-Water nexus 

Who Should Attend


  • Academics
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Government Officials
  • Planners 
  • Scientists
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Officials
  • Water Agency Managers

For more information, please contact Kelsey Beveridge.



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The deadline to submit Abstracts is October 23, 2017.