WE&RF Web Seminar Archive

2017 Web Seminars
January: Reuse and Desalination
January: Reuse and Desalination
February: LIFT
February: Biosolids
March: Disinfection
April: Biosolids
May: Biosolids
May: Innovation

2017 Web Seminars

January 2017: Reuse and Desalination
The More Water – Less Concentrate Grand Challenge Prize Competition
View Presentation (Recorded Monday, January 9, 2017)
The More Water – Less Concentrate challenge seeks innovative solutions to expand usable water supplies by maximizing freshwater production from inland desalination systems in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. Many inland communities are exploring the use of desalination to provide a new source of water and this challenge may be able to help them by minimizing the concentrate stream volume and associated handling costs while maximizing the usable water produced by the process. WE&RF and WRF are promotional partners in this effort.

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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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WE&RF’s Potable Reuse Research Compilation: Synthesis of Findings (Reuse-15-01) summarizes key findings from this body of research, provides an explanation of the total state-of-the-art and state-of-the-science on DPR, and identifies unknowns that may require further research. The speakers address: Source control for DPR programs, an evaluation of treatment trains, surrogates and log reduction credits for pathogens, methods to monitor pathogens, constituents of emerging concern, critical control points to monitor DPR systems, operation and maintenance of DPR facilities, operator training and certification, the resilience of DPR systems, and reliable and redundant treatment train performance.

February 2017: Biosolids 
Assessment of High Quality Biosolids-Derived Products
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
One of the tasks for WE&RF’s High Quality Biosolids (HQB) from Wastewater Project is to evaluate selected HQB products and to develop criteria rendering a material qualified for use in high value markets. This web seminar features findings to date which include odor characterization and detection threshold, respiratory activity, and house fly attraction.

February 2017: LIFT
Engage in Water Innovation: LIFT Overview and Opportunities
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, February 9, 2017)
This webinar provides an overview of ways to engage in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a WE&RF/WEF initiative to accelerate innovation and new technology into practice. The speakers provide an explanation of LIFT’s online innovation and collaboration platform “LIFT Link”, as well as ways to get involved in LIFT’s Utility Focus Groups on Water Reuse, Green Infrastructure, and other topics, the LIFT SEE IT travel scholarship program, Technology Scans, National Test Bed Network, collaborative technology demonstration projects, and more.

March 2017: Disinfection
Emerging Trends in Wastewater Disinfection
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
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The latest findings from two ongoing WE&RF disinfection research projects are discussed: 1) An examination of the factors that influence the variations in UV disinfection performance and treatment capabilities; and 2) The evaluation of using peracetic acid for wastewater disinfection. A representative of Oklahoma DEQ will share how they evaluate emerging disinfection technologies and practices.

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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One of the major tasks of the WE&RF research project High Quality Biosolids from Wastewater (NTRY7R15) is to assemble a proven strategy for developing a successful HQB marketing program. The project team shares their findings to date. Two biosolids marketing experts discuss lessons they have learned during their experience marketing Class A/EQ and Class B biosolids products.

May 2017: Biosolids
Environmental Fate and Leaching from Biosolids of PFAS: Regulatory Concerns Focus on Leaching
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 10, 2017)
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Perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have been a focus of growing regulatory, public health, and media attention over the past several years. Recently, drinking water impacts near chemical manufacturing and use facilities in the Northeast U.S. have raised public concerns, reigniting scrutiny that helped drive U. S. EPA’s publication, in 2016, of a lifetime-risk public health advisory level for drinking water of 70 parts per trillion. Speakers discuss current knowledge of PFAS in biosolids and other residuals, core concerns, and recent research findings that address the potential for leaching of PFAS from land applied biosolids.

May 2017: Innovation
FAST Water Facilities: Piloting Technologies to De-Risk Innovation
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 17, 2017)
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The FAST Water Network is made up of over 70 facilities around the globe capable of piloting water technologies at various scales to help manage risk and accelerate the adoption of innovation. This web seminar highlights several uniquely capable facilities that are part of the network and will be of interest to anyone wanting to better understand the resources available to accelerate water innovation.

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)

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) - Available Soon!


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)

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
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, June 22, 2016)
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August 2016: Water Reuse
Journey from Indirect Potable Reuse to Direct Potable Reuse: Technologies & Regulations
View Presentation (Recorded Monday, August 8)
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A Framework for the Successful Implementation of Onsite Industrial Water Reuse
View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, August 16)

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 
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, October 26, 2016)
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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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2015 Web Seminars

April 2015: Energy
Energy-Efficient Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

April 2015: Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT)
LIFT Presents: Fostering Innovation Through Collaboration – Partnering on New Technology Development and Demonstration
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, April 29, 2015)

May 2015: Paul L. Busch Award Highlights
The Paul L. Busch Award: Recognizing Significant Advances in Water Quality Research

View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, May 13, 2015)

June 2015: Compounds of Emerging Concern
Evaluation of Strategies to Manage Trace Organic Compounds in Water
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, June 24, 2015)

November 2015: Nutrients
Evolving Perspective of Nutrients – Pollutant to Resource
View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, November 5, 2015)
*Presentation only available to WE&RF Subscribers.

2014 Web Seminars

March 2014: Operations Optimization
Co-Digestion of Organic Waste Products with Wastewater Solids
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, March 19, 2014)

April 2014: Nutrient Removal

Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching it from All Sides

View Presentation (Recorded Tuesday, April 29, 2014)
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August 2014: Stormwater
Linking Stormwater BMP Systems Performance to Receiving Water Protection to Improve BMP Selection and Design

View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, August 6, 2014)
For additional information, view the recording of WE&RF's SELECT Version 2.0 Overview and Discussion web seminar.

September 2014: Sensors
Compendium of Sensors and Monitors and Their Use in the Global Water Industry

View Presentation (Recorded Thursday, September 4, 2014)
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October 2014: Energy
Net-Zero Energy Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities
View Presentation (Recorded Wednesday, October 29, 2014)