WE&RF Events

Throughout the year, WE&RF hosts and participates in events that focus on critical water quality issues. From web seminars to research workshops, these events provide opportunities for participants to learn about new research from water quality experts and to share ideas and connect with other industry professionals. Registration for WE&RF events is typically free to all members of subscribing organizations.

WE&RF Web Seminar Series

WE&RF's web seminars cover the latest water quality issues featuring leading scientific experts who discuss topics, demonstrate new technologies, and answer your questions. To register for a future event, see the complete schedule of upcoming web seminars.

Featured WE&RF Events, Presentations, and Media Partnerships

IWA REUSE 2017 - 11th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

Long Beach, California
July 23-27, 2017

Join us for the 11th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Long Beach, CA on July 23-27, 2017. We are very pleased to hold this prime event of IWA on water reclamation and reuse for the first time in North America. IWA is presenting this conference in partnership with Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, WateReuse California and the National Water Research Institute.

This event will provide an opportunity to share knowledge regarding water reuse practices in different countries in order to build trust and further grow water reuse projects. The focus will be to bring together water managers, industry leaders, and cutting edge researchers to learn what’s working, what’s not and what’s next in water reuse policy and regulations, technology, operations, financing and public perception.

Registration Rates 

May 1 - July 10 

July 10 
IWA Members $625 $675
Partners Members (WateReuse, NWRI & WE&RF) $675 $725
NonMembers $725 $775
Sunday and Monday Only $400 $450
Monday and Tuesday Only $475 $525
Tuesday and Wednesday Only $475 $525
Full-Time Students $350  $400
Developing Countries - IWA Members $325 $350
Developing Countries - Non IWA Members $375 $400

For more information, please visit the conference website.
32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium
Phoenix, AZ
September 10-13, 2017

For more information, please visit the official website.

WEFTEC 2017 
90th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA 
WEFTEC Website

The Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) continues to contribute to the great technical programming at WEFTEC. For 2017, WE&RF will provide three workshops and will have a series of technical sessions and papers featuring the latest research in DPR, fostering innovation with water utilities, nutrient management, asset management, resource recovery, granular sludge, and metanomics. New this year, WE&RF will host a Knowledge Development Forum Wednesday afternoon. The goal of the Forum is to encourage water professionals to highlight new research topics that should be included in the research agenda of the newly merged WE&RF. With the organization moving towards a one water mindset, WE&RF wants to ensure that the topics of high importance to its subscribing organizations, as well as the water industry as a whole, are addressed in its research and innovation programming. The forum is associated with other WE&RF sponsored technical sessions occurring at WEFTEC, in particular "Optimizing the Nutrient-Resource-Energy Nexus in a Carbon and Energy Constrained World," "Integrated Approach to Sustainable Water Management: Tools and Planning Frameworks to Enable Better Decision-Making," and "The Pursuit for Acceptable Exceptional Quality Biosolids."

Abstracts are being solicited for late-breaking research-based sessions to be held at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago. The sessions bring together focused and cutting edge research findings within the broader conference, offering the interactive learning environment found at a smaller event. Learn more.

Previous WEFTEC Presentations:
Water Online Radio Interview: WEFTEC 2016 – Christine Radke, PMP (MP3)


WERF Innovation and Collaboration Forum
Explore • Discover • Connect

The Innovation and Collaboration Forums allow Subscribers from around the world access to the latest information on WERF research and collaboration opportunities.

Previous Forum Presentations:
2015 Research Forum
2014 Research Forum 
2013 Research Forum  

Integrated Water

SUSE4: Making Urban Stream Rehabilitation a Co-evolutionary Process
Browns Summit, NC
May 31-June 3, 2017
Official Website

2017 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference
Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management

Tysons Corner, VA
June 25-28
Official Website

Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures
Denver, CO
November 6–9, 2017

This conference will highlight advances in operation and maintenance of gray and green stormwater control infrastructure, including design for maintenance, O&M training programs, new maintenance approaches, advances in municipal program management and implementation, life cycle cost analysis, lessons from the field, and more.

Call for Abstracts Deadline: April 6, 2017

Please visit the official conference website for more information.


Intelligent Water Management

Collection Systems Conference 2017
Omaha, NE
May 21-24, 2017
Official Website

Workforce Skills of the Future Workshop
Alexandria, VA
July 12-13, 2017

This workshop will explore changes in the workforce of water utilities and examine what thought leaders are saying about them. WE&RF funded researchers will combine results of the workshop with the results of literature searches and surveys, compare them with global leaders in the water industry and with other service industries, in an effort to forecast these major changes and provide suggestions to pro-actively address them. Learn more.

LIFT Technology Scan 2017: Intelligent Water Systems (Operations)

June 20, 2017
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CECs/Trace Organics

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Resource Recovery

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Water Reuse

11th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse
Long Beach, CA
July 23-27, 2017
Official Website

32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium
Phoenix, AZ
September 10-13
Official Website


For more information on LIFT events, please visit the LIFT Events page.