Web Seminar Archive

2018 Web Seminars

February 2018: Integrated Water
User’s Guide for Integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Planning
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, February 20, 2018)
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This web seminar is designed for utilities and municipalities that may be considering or conducting integrated stormwater and wastewater planning. Speakers discuss the Integrated Planning Considerations Tool, which provides an indication as to how prepared the community is to undertake an integrated plan and provide a concise summary of the outcomes of the Community Insights Survey and the associated case studies, organized by six elements for integrated planning.

March 2018: Foundation News
The Water Research Foundation Integration: An Update for Subscribers
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, March 13, 2018)
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The Water Research Foundation leadership provides an update on the progress being made to unify two research foundations into one foundation with a more powerful mission, sense of direction, and a more unified voice.

March 2018: LIFT
Implementing Innovation: An Orientation to the LIFT Program and its New Features
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, March 29, 2018)
Presentation highlights LIFT's tools, resources, and opportunities to engage in LIFT.

May 2018: Intelligent Water Systems
Big Data/Data Analytics in Urban Sewershed Sensor Networks
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, May 3, 2018)
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Utilities must comply with water quality control and overflow reduction requirements and sensor-based networks on a sewershed scale for real-time decision making and operation can optimize collection system performance, before investing in major, capitally intensive projects. New and larger data streams will require big data analytic engines to process the data into actionable information, which can be integrated into visualization tools to allow users to rapidly create knowledge that can be quickly acted upon. Speakers present the findings from two WRF projects address sensor network deployment in the water sector and big data/data analytics within and outside the sector.

May: Asset Management
Leveraging Data from Non-Destructive Examinations to Help Select Ferrous Water Mains for Renewal
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, May 22, 2018)
This web seminar focuses WRF research report, Leveraging Data from Non-Destructive Examinations to Help Select Ferrous Water Mains for Renewal (#4471) which examined ways to economically assess small, low-value water mains. Based on the research findings, utilities can: 1) extend the service lives of some mains, 2) prevent unnecessary main breaks from occurring on other mains, 3) tailor renewal methods to match main condition, and 4) decrease the chances of erroneous decisions. Just as video inspections are now routine for sewers, electromagnetic scanning could become commonplace for water mains.

Check Back for Updates on Additional 2018 Web Seminar Recordings

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Recent Findings on Developing Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, April 13, 2017)

California and Beyond – Next Steps in Advancing Potable Reuse
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, June 8, 2017)

Multi-Purpose Water Reuse in the Power Sector: An Investigation at an Electric Utility and Wetland in Florida 
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, August 10, 2017)

Recycled Water Use in Agriculture: Overcoming the Challenges
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, December 14, 2017)

Direct Potable Reuse Confidence Through Risk Analysis
View Presentation - Available Soon (Recorded Thursday, January 25, 2018)

Triple Bottom Line Water Supply Planning at Your Fingertips: A Framework and Tool for Comprehensive Comparisons
View Presentation - Available Soon (Recorded Wednesday, March 21, 2018)

Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration: Outlook for Water Reuse and Potential Impacts on Distribution Pipes
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

Water Research Foundation Web Seminars

Public-Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Water Resource Recovery Utility Energy Projects
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, September 28, 2017)

Removal of Nutrients and Trace Organic Contaminants in Stormwater Treatment Systems 
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, October 24, 2017)

Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project: Key Outcomes and Sydney Water Case Study
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, January 11, 2018)

Optimizing Phosphorus-Based Chemicals for Lead and Copper Control and the Impact on Wastewater Plants
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, January 18, 2018)

Water Use in the Multi-Family Housing Sector
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, February 1, 2018)

Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN)

Boosting Adoption of Smart Water Networks through Policy: Data-driven Technologies Creating New Growth Opportunities
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, June 8, 2017)


Integrated Stormwater Management for Highway and Transportation Sector: Database and Modeling Tool

Part 1: International Stormwater BMP Database: What’s In It for DOTs?
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
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Part 2: Overview of Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) and Linkage with Stormwater BMP Database
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, May 16, 2017)
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Part 3: Application of Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) in the Transportation and Highway Stormwater Projects
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, June 22, 2017)
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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Series

A New Look at Wastewater: A Valued Resource
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, January 21, 2016)
The Utility of the Future Today: Recognition Program
(Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
It’s All About the People: Building the Workforce of the Future
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, May 19, 2016)
Building a Resilient Utility of the Future
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, September 14, 2016)
Utility of the Future: Organizational Culture as the Backbone
View Presentation (Recorded Monday, March 27, 2017)
Better and Smarter: Technology Innovation for the Utility of the Future
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, June 22, 2017)
Achieving and Maintaining Economic and Social Health for the Community
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2018)


Understanding and Use of Climate and Hydrological Data on the Water Resources Dashboard Series

To better plan for the future, the American Planning Association, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Water Environment Federation, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and the Water Resource Foundation collaborated to create a water resources dashboard – a one-stop location for water-relevant data sets. (http://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/water-resources/water-resources-dashboard). 
Part 1: Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 11, 2016)
Part 2: U.S. Precipitation Outlooks and U.S. Hazard Outlooks
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
Part 3: River Observations, Daily Stream Flow, and Flood Hazards
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, September 21, 2016)
Part 4: Tropical Weather Outlooks - Hurricanes
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, November 16, 2016)
Part 5: Snow Cover and One-Day Snowfall
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, January 11, 2017)
Part 6: Drought and Soil Moisture
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, January 18, 2017)
Part 7: Model Analysis and Guidance
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, March 29, 2017)
Part 8: Monthly Extremes
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, April 12, 2017)

2017 Web Seminars

January 2017: Reuse and Desalination
The More Water – Less Concentrate Grand Challenge Prize Competition
View Presentation (Recorded Monday, January 9, 2017)
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January 2017: Reuse and Desalination
Potable Reuse Research Compilation: Synthesis of Findings
View Presentation (Recorded Monday, January 23, 2017)
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February 2017: Biosolids 
Assessment of High Quality Biosolids-Derived Products
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

February 2017: LIFT
Engage in Water Innovation: LIFT Overview and Opportunities
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, February 9, 2017)

March 2017: Disinfection
Emerging Trends in Wastewater Disinfection
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
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April 2017: Biosolids
Effective Marketing and Communication Strategies for High Quality Biosolids: Lessons Learned
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, April 26, 2017)
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May 2017: Biosolids
Environmental Fate and Leaching from Biosolids of PFAS: Regulatory Concerns Focus on Leaching
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May 2017: Innovation
FAST Water Facilities: Piloting Technologies to De-Risk Innovation
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 17, 2017)
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October 2017: LIFT
LIFT for Management

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November 2017: Reuse

Water Reuse in Agriculture: Update on Current WE&RF Research

View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, November 8, 2017)
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December 2017: Integrated Water Management
Coordinating Water Management and Urban Planning Efforts: What Do We Know and What’s Needed?

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December 2017: Reuse
Ozone Applications at Inland Locations for Potable Reuse
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, December 13, 2017)
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2016 Web Seminars

April 2016: Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology

LIFT: Getting Involved 101 – Featuring a Biosolids to Energy Project Exampled 
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, April 20, 2016)

May 2016: Resource Recovery 
Creative Solutions for the Recovery of Commodities from Wastewater
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 25, 2016)

June 2016: Water Reuse
Evaluation of Source Water Control Options and the Impact of Selected Strategies on DPR
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, June 9, 2016)
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June 2016: Pathogens

Antibiotic Resistance – The Global Status of Research
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August 2016: Water Reuse
Journey from Indirect Potable Reuse to Direct Potable Reuse: Technologies & Regulations
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A Framework for the Successful Implementation of Onsite Industrial Water Reuse
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August 2016: Pathogens and Human Health
Protecting Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from High-Consequence Pathogens
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
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October 2016: Integrated Water
Water Quality Crediting for Stream Restoration Projects 
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November 2016: Water Reuse
Demonstrating Redundancy and Monitoring to Achieve Reliable Potable Reuse
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, November 10, 2016)
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December 2016: LIFT
LIFT 101: Orientation and Training Session
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, December 1, 2016)

LIFT Link Training Session
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, December 13, 2016)

High Quality Biosolids and the Power of Social Media
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, December 15, 2016) 
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