WE&RF Workshops


2017-18 WE&RF Workshops


Advancing Co-Digestion
October 25-26, 2017
Alexandria, VA

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), with support from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is holding a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshop that provides an overview of recent research findings on co-digestion of organic wastes (such as food waste) with wastewater solids. The invited participants will discuss, contribute and identify best practices currently used by water resource recovery facilities from their experience with co-digestion. 


Onsite Systems

November 8, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Water utilities are seeing an increasing number of requests for  installations of onsite reuse systems in their communities. Onsite reuse can effectively augment water supplies, reduce sewer overflows, and help achieve community resiliency and sustainability goals. Yet concerns persist over the role water utilities can take in these initiatives, considerations for social equality issues, as well as how best to permit and operate these systems.

In Fall 2017, this workshop will engage attendees on the current state and future of onsite reuse. The workshop will include presentations on the current state and future direction of onsite reuse, highlighting findings from the National Blue Ribbon Commission and others. Topics include: water quality guidelines, regulations, permitting, treatment system and design, economics, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized water/wastewater utilities. Register now or become a sponsor!

Partners: US Water Alliance, Water Research Foundation, California Water Environment Association (CWEA), National Water Research Institute (NWRI)


Agricultural Reuse

January 31, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Potential for the use of recycled water for agricultural irrigation is especially promising in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world where there is groundwater depletion or other local supply challenges. This potential remains underutilized due to various challenges and impediments to agricultural reuse. In partnership with the State Water Resources Control Board in California, WE&RF is holding a workshop to inform attendees on the state of the science of agricultural water reuse, particularly as it pertains to the Western U.S. region. This includes the unique drivers, design/permitting, treatment technologies, economics, operations, and how to gain stakeholder support. Information presented will include findings from timely WE&RF research efforts and an expert panel session on stakeholder experiences with the use of recycled water for agriculture.

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