WRF 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@werf.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&RF calculates 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 WE&RF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2018 Web Seminars

May 2018: Intelligent Water Systems
Big Data/Data Analytics in Urban Sewershed Sensor Networks
Thursday, May 3, 2018    1:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you'll need to register through WEF.
With the recent emergence of low-cost, reliable water quality/quantity sensors and the exponential increases in computing power, the promise of real-time operation of collection systems and in-plant treatment operations to address these challenges is being realized. 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.  The traditional methods that utilities use for processing data will be a challenge. These new 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 end users to rapidly create knowledge that can be quickly acted upon. Our speakers will present the findings from two WRF projects address the state of the art of sensor network deployment in the water sector and big data/data analytics within and outside the sector.

The projects that will be discussed are:
Designing a Sensor Network In an Urban Sewershed (SENG6R16)
Leveraging Other Industries’ Big Data/Data Analytics (SENG7R16)
Additional web seminar series are currently being planned. Details will be announced soon.

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program Introductory Web Seminars

Session 1: April 5, 2018
Session 2: April 25, 2018
Registration will open soon
Join us for an introduction to the Utility of the Future Recognition Program for water sector utilities! Both sessions will discuss details of how to apply for recognition in 2018 and will include perspective from a peer utility that is in the program now. 

The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program recognizes the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities engaged in providing resilient value-added service to communities. Through the aggregation and sharing of utility practices and experiences, the program enables participants to learn from each other as they grow and sustain their efforts to be, and continually advance the concept of the Utility of the Future. 2018 Applications are available April 2 and close May 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET.

Water Research Foundation Web Seminars

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Web Seminar Series

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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LIFT Web Seminars

LIFT 2018 Technology Webinar Series

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 
Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (* to 1:15 PM ET)



April 17 Sensors II

ZAPS Technologies- LiquID Station; Compass: Lutra; Colifast: Colifast

May 1 Hydrolysis*

Cambi- Solidatream & THP; Sustec- TurboTec; CNP- PONDUS; SUEZ- Class A Biological Hydrolysis

June 26 Water AI

PlutoAI- PlutoAI; inCTRL Solutions- Monitoring and Control Platform; EMAGIN: HARVI

July 17 Beyond Conventional Activated Sludge

Organica- Food Chain Reactor; Stanford University- SAF-MBR; Microvi: MicroNiche

August 7 Decentralized Systems*

Baswood-BioVore; Bishop Water- BioCord; Water Warriors- Waving Biomedia; Ovivo- MicroBLOX

September 11 Aeration

Gardner Denver- Robox Energy; Pulsed Burst Systems- MegaBubble; Perlemax- Micro Bubble Aeration

October 16 Nutrient Recovery*

Saltworks- Ammonia Splitter; Renewable Nutrients- QuickWash; PRD Tech- Nutrient Recovery

November 6 Early-Stage
New Limits Technology: Bow Reactor; Mango Materials: Biogas into Biodegradable Plastics; T2C Energy-Biogas Triforming GTL; Purafide: Plasma Water Reactor + more


  • Presentations are open to all subscribers of the newly merged Water Research Foundation. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, or to see past presentation please visit http://liftlink.werf.org 
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org

Asset Management Web Seminars

Find out more about the various components of SIMPLE with these four web seminars.

Web Seminar Archive

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

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health
Water Use in the Multi-Family Housing Sector