WE&RF Web Seminar Series

WE&RF's 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 WE&RF web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@werf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
WE&RF 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.

2017 Web Seminars

Coordinating Water Management and Urban Planning Efforts: What Do We Know and What’s Needed? 
Thursday, December 7, 2017   1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
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To better understand and improve coordination between the urban water and planning sectors, researchers from the University of Arizona, Brendle Group, and Western Resource Advocates explored the connections between land use planning and water management in two parallel research projects supported by Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. Each team investigated coordination efforts across different water management strategies, using literature reviews, case studies, interviews, focus groups, workshops, statistical analyses, and a joint national survey to gather key information. These results were also compared to American Planning Association’s Water Working Group 2016 survey of its members.

The research demonstrated that the integration of land use planning and urban water management is required to implement many innovative water strategies. This web seminar will discuss findings from both projects, looking at identified priority areas of water management where collaboration and coordination are needed, barriers to coordinated efforts, and tools and strategies for overcoming barriers. Speakers from the University of Arizona will present the Self-Assessment Tool developed as part of this research, while the Brendle Group and Western Resource Advocates will share their Coordinated Planning Guide. Case studies from both projects will be presented, demonstrating successful and non-successful instances of coordination between the two sectors, as well as key thematic take-aways. The findings from these projects can be used by both the water and planning sectors to improve coordination, promote resilience in urban environments, and help move cities towards a One Water approach.

Gary Pivo, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Philip Stoker, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Amelia Nuding, Western Resource Advocates

Ozone Applications at Inland Locations for Potable Reuse
Wednesday, December 13, 2017    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.
Many active potable reuse facilities currently utilize reverse osmosis, which typically results in a brine wastestream that must be disposed of. This can be a costly and impractical process for many inland communities, which has led to the development of alternative treatment approaches using ozone and biologically active filtration. Our speakers will discuss two WE&RF research projects that focus on ozone-based treatment processes for potable reuse. These projects feature pilot studies on ozone-based treatment in Nevada and George to demonstrate this alternative approach.

Vijay Sundaram, Stantec
Denise Funk, Gwinnett County, GA

Additional WE&RF web seminars are currently being planned. Details will be announced soon.

LIFT 2017 Technology Scans Vendor Presentations

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future!
  • Presentations are open to all WE&RF subscribers. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, please visit http://liftlink.werf.org
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org




Milli-electrode Array
UConn October 10
PaverGuide PaverGuide
Cold Plasma Pellucid Water
Staged Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane
Stanford University

Featured Partner Web Seminars

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

Recycled Water Use in Agriculture: Overcoming the Challenges
Thursday, December 14, 2017  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WRA co-sponsored web seminar. Click to access the promo code you need to register through the WateReuse Association.

The presentation will summarize the findings of WE&RF project Agricultural Use of Recycled Water – Impediments and Incentives (Reuse-15-08). Our speakers will discuss the drivers for recycled water use in irrigated agriculture, common impediments and their geographic distribution, as well as remedies commonly and successfully adopted to overcome the impediments. A geospatial analysis of the potential for additional agricultural reuse projects in the United States will be presented with specific recommendations for utilities, farmers, and regulators. In addition, several case studies will be presented, detailing the drivers motivating each case, impediments encountered, and the solutions implemented.
Bahman Sheikh, Ph.D., PE, Water Reuse Consulting 
Kara Nelson, University of California, Berkeley
Anne Thebo, Ph.D., Pacific Institute
Brent Haddad, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Direct Potable Reuse Confidence Through Risk Analysis

Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WRA co-sponsored web seminar. Click to access the promo code you need to register through the WateReuse Association.

Potable water reuse requires the highest level of engineering and operations detail and excellence. Through the combination of purification steps and operating training, potable reuse systems have been shown to be protective of public health. However, important questions remain – How much treatment is necessary? How often do systems fail? What is the potential health impact of “off-spec” water? WE&RF's Reuse-14-16 addresses these questions directly. Members of the project team will walk through the steps required to develop a risk assessment for potable reuse treatment trains and will explain how  to integrate large data sets into the risk analysis, develop an understanding of failure frequency and impact, and quantify the risk to public health associated with different purification trains and failure scenarios.
Andy Salveson, Carollo Engineers
Austa Parker, Carollo Engineers
Jeffrey Soller, Soller Environmental, LLC.

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

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

Water resource managers, city planners, and the public are witnessing changes in the climate. To better plan for the future, the American Planning Association, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, NOAA, WE&RF, and the Water Research 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).

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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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.

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