Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WRF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2019 Web Seminars

Reform EBPR Design for Sustainable Nutrient Removal with Carbon and Energy Recovery
Thursday, July 11, 2019   3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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This partner webcast of the Water Research Foundation and Water Environment Federation examines a new side-stream enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) process (S2EBPR) that involves a side-stream anaerobic biological sludge hydrolysis and fermentation reactor to address the common challenge in EBPR related to weak wastewater influent and to improve EBPR process stability. The goals of the project, Optimization and Design of Side-Stream EBPR Process as a Sustainable Approach for Achieving Stable and Efficient Phosphorus Removal (U1R13), were to examine the fundamental mechanisms involved in the S2EBPR process and to develop criteria for effective design and operation of the process. Our presenters will discuss how the research team achieved the objectives and conducted a survey of data from full-scale S2EBPR facilities, simulated side-stream reactor batch testing, performed full-scale pilot testing with side-by-side S2EBPR and conventional EBPR processes, and developed an improved biological process model for S2EBPR.
April Gu, Professor, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow,  Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University
James L. Barnard, Ph.D, D.Ing.h.c., Pr. Eng. BCEE, WEF Fellow, Dist. MASCE, Global Practice & Technology Leader, Advanced Biological Treatment , Black & Veatch 
Stephanie Fevig, Research Manager, The Water Research Foundation

Integrating Management of Sensor Data for a Real Time Decision Making and Response System
Wednesday, July 24, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WRF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WRF/WRA co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you will need to register through the WateReuse Association.
As more communities develop potable reuse projects that add purified water directly to drinking water distribution systems, real-time monitoring of systems is more important than ever. Presenters will discuss a new Water Research Foundation research project (Reuse 14-01) that developed a Decision Support Tool to help utility operators and managers take appropriate real-time actions based on anomalies and events at critical control points. The research identified available online sensor technologies that have potential for direct potable reuse (DPR) and conducted risk analysis to determine the necessary sensor platforms and sensitivity required to ensure compliance, safety and identify process anomalies. The Decision Support Tool aggregates information from the group of detectors into an easy to use dashboard for operators. While the research focused on DPR, the concepts developed can be applied to many drinking water, water reclamation, or recycled water facilities or systems.
Jeff Neemann, Client Director, Black & Veatch
Jay DeCarolis, Process Engineer, Black & Veatch
Ian Pepper, Professor, University of Arizona
Minkyu Park, Assistant Research Professor, University of Arizona

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Web Seminar Archive

Visit the web seminar archive to access descriptions and recordings of past WE&RF seminars.

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