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

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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




Intelligent Water Systems (Operations)
Hydromantis June 20 
Sampling and Monitoring System (SAMS) NJBSoft
Decentralized Systems
Bacterial Logistics July 18
Epic CleanTec
Epic CleanTec
Lombardo Associates
Water Reuse/Disinfection
Reclaimed Water Pasteurization
Pasteurization Technology Group September 7
Forward Osmosis Forward Water
Milli-electrode Array
UConn October 10
Bio-bead Wavve
PaverGuide PaverGuide
Cold Plasma Pellucid Water
Staged Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane
Stanford University

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

California and Beyond – Next Steps in Advancing Potable Reuse
Thursday, June 8, 2017
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WRA co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you will need to register through the WateReuse Association.
Water reuse experts will discuss the next phase of WE&RF’s Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative and research plans for the coming years. The presentation will include a discussion of what research the California State Water Resources Control Board needs to develop regulation for DPR and the process that WE&RF will take to begin this research. There will also be a discussion of the advanced treatment options that utilities employ to purify water, as well as the status of potable reuse regulations in other regions with representatives from a variety of other states.

Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN)

Boosting Adoption of Smart Water Networks through Policy: Data-driven Technologies Creating New Growth Opportunities
Thursday, June 8, 2017  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm ET
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North America is in a period of transition with new political directions. This includes the drive to constrict the EPA and reduce regulation in the midst of national worries over water quality, the adoption of new technologies and business models, an increased need for partnerships at the local level, and incorporating private partners and practices. Now more now than ever, water utilities must build a framework to adopt policies and directions to improve local efficiencies and management. Data-driven smart water technologies are poised to be at the center of this transition, helping North American water utilities manage current and impending challenges, and form the bridge between today's utility operations and successful navigation of the changing policy landscape.

Integrated Stormwater Management for Highway and Transportation Sector: Database and Modeling Tool

Part 3: Application of Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) in the Transportation and Highway Stormwater Projects
Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET 
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The Stochastic Empirical Dilution Model (SELDM), developed by USGS in collaboration with FHWA, is a stormwater model designed to estimate storm-event flows, loads, and concentrations in stormwaters from upstream basins, the highway, BMP outfalls, and in the receiving water downstream of a highway. 

SELDM has been beta-tested by 15 state DOTs as well as U.S. EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other state regulatory agencies. Several state DOTs including Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon have already adopted SELDM. This webinar will focus on the application of SELDM in the transportation and highway stormwater projects. SELDM has been used when the quality of existing receiving waters is known and where highway impacts are adversely affecting downstream waters.
Greg Granato, U.S. Geological Survey
William Fletcher, Oregon Department of Transportation

Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Web Seminar Series

Better and Smarter: Technology Innovation for the Utility of the Future

Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
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This web seminar will describe how two leading clean water utilities are using innovative technologies and approaches to address issues ranging from sewer overflow control and nutrients to groundwater replenishment.
Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia
Eric Horvath, Executive Director, Department of Public Works, City of South Bend, Indiana

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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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.

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health