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

2017 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony
Irvine, CA
October 19-20, 2017

The 2017 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference Program is now available online! Featured presentations will focus on potable reuse, including:
• Enhancing Source Control to Support Potable Reuse by James Colston, J.D., Orange County Sanitation District
• Assessing and Mitigating Chemical Peaks in Potable Reuse by Andrew Salveson, P.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.
• Identifying and Mitigating Low Molecular Weight Compounds by Jeff Neemann, Ph.D., P.E., Black and Veatch
• Pathogen Removal Mechanisms and Pathogen Credits in MBR-Based Potable Reuse Trains by Ufuk Erdal, Ph.D., P.E., AECOM
• The Acute Threat: Perspective on Pathogens in Potable Reuse by R. Shane Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., Trussell Technologies
• WE&RF’s Activities to Advance Potable Reuse by Jeffrey J. Mosher, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
Award-winning author Robert Glennon will give the keynote address, titled “Our Future in a Warming, Water-Stressed World.” Glennon will address global and national water sustainability issues, as well as possible solutions. Glennon’s second book, “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It,” received a Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Dr. Charles N. Haas, recipient of this year’s Clarke Prize award, will give a summary of his lecture from the award ceremony on October 19, 2017, titled “A Biologist to Engineers, and an Engineer to Biologists.” Haas, the LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, was selected as the 2017 recipient because of his pioneering work with establishing and applying methods to assess and minimize health risks by exposure to pathogens in water and wastewater.
Visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/program.html for Conference Program information. To register for the conference, please visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html

World Water-Tech North America
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 2-3, 2017

As municipalities worldwide adapt to extreme weather, the water sector is undergoing radical transformation to build resilience for future disasters and events. New actors are emerging and business models are being revamped to facilitate technology implementation and innovation.

With the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions, this signals a real need and desire by the private sector to expand and diversify portfolios as we advance towards a smarter, more proactive future.

Now in its 5th year, World Water-Tech North America, hosted by WaterTAP Ontario and Rethink Events, will gather municipalities, private utilities, corporate investors, engineering giants and technology companies in Toronto, November 2–3, 2017. Never has there been a greater need to bring together the industry’s brightest minds and decision makers as we pave the way for a more resilient future.

We are on the cusp of a new wave of innovation; how will you respond?

For full details on the World Water-Tech North America, part of Ontario Water Innovation Week, visit: www.worldwatertechnorthamerica.com

2018 Research Conference

Atlanta, GA
May 7-8, 2018

The latest research addressing the challenges of integrated water management and reuse will be presented at the 2018 WE&RF Research Conference (a continuation of the 20-year tradition of the former WateReuse Research Foundation) in downtown Atlanta, GA on May 7-8, 2018. The Research Conference is designed to help communities prepare for the future with a comprehensive program offering innovative approaches and creative solutions for managing our water resources.

Abstract Submittal begins in August 2017. Learn more.

Integrated Water

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.

Registration is open and the technical program is now available online.

Intelligent Water Systems

Leading Practices for Achieving Resilient & Sustainable Water Infrastructure Systems
Arlington, VA
December 6-7, 2017
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Advancing Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Solids and Food Waste for Energy and Resource Recovery: Science and Solutions-A Framework for the Practice of Co-Digestion
Alexandria, VA
October 25-26, 2017

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), with support from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is holding a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshop that provides an overview of recent research findings on co-digestion of organic wastes (such as food waste) with wastewater solids. The invited participants will discuss, contribute and identify best practices currently used by water resource recovery facilities from their experience with co-digestion. Learn more.

CECs/Trace Organics

Please check back soon.

Resource Recovery

Anaerobic Digestion Workshop
Alexandria, VA
October 25-26, 2017

6th IWA/WEF Water Resource Recovery Modelling Seminar
Quebec, Canada
March 10-14, 2018

The call for abstracts is now open for the WRRmod 2018 conference in Quebec, Canada. The main objective of the seminar is to disseminate recent findings and case studies with an aim to build consensus, and develop best practices for the most pressing challenges faced by the water resource recovery industry. The deadline to submit is October 15, 2017.

Water Reuse

Onsite Systems Workshop
Los Angeles, CA
November 8, 2017
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In partnership with US Water Alliance, Water Research Foundation, California Water Environment Association, and National Water Research Institute, this workshop will engage attendees on the current state and future of onsite reuse. 


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

Past Featured WE&RF Events

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

WEFTEC 2017 
Chicago, IL
September 30 – October 4, 2017