2018 Water Research Foundation Conference
Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water

The latest research addressing the challenges of integrated water management and reuse will be presented at the 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference (a continuation of the 20-year tradition of the former WateReuse Research Foundation) in downtown Atlanta, GA on May 6-8, 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.

This conference is where water professionals and researchers meet to network, exchange ideas, and envision the future. The program will include two keynote sessions, plenary/panel discussions, multiple tracks of sessions, poster presentations, and technical tours.

Online registration has closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Registration Type

Early Bird (by 3/26)

Advanced (by 4/23)

Onsite (after 4/23)

WRF Members




Speaker Registration








Full Time Students (ID Required)





We have a limited block of rooms at the hotel; therefore, all rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made by April 23, 2018 to ensure the special conference room rate.

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

210 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30303

Room Rate: $189 per night plus tax
The room rate includes complimentary internet access in guest rooms

Make Your Reservations Online or Call (800) 937-8461

Water Reuse Topics

  • Indirect potable reuse (groundwater and surface water augmentation)
  • Direct potable reuse
  • Industrial reuse
  • Produced water (from oil and gas extraction)
  • Agricultural reuse
  • Source control for potable reuse
  • Water quality: Microbiologicals and pathogens
  • Water quality: Constituents of emerging concern (unregulated chemicals, trace organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.)
  • Monitoring (online, water quality, treatment performance, etc.)
  • Next generation monitoring options for chemicals and microbiologicals
  • Treatment technologies and treatment systems
  • Treatment performance  and reliability
  • Concentrate management and treatment
  • Operations, operator training, and operator certification
  • Planning and case studies
  • Economic assessments of reuse
  • Public engagement, education, and outreach
  • Regulations and guidance 

Integrated Water Topics

  • Integrated water (One Water) management
  • Tools and management practices
  • Collaboration across sectors (land use planning, transportation, energy, agriculture, forestry)
  • Watershed management
  • Stormwater management
  • Innovative technologies and approaches
  • Modeling tools and decision support systems
  • Green infrastructure
  • Low Impact Development (LID)
  • Decentralized systems and onsite treatment systems
  • Stream restoration as part of integrate water
  • Linking management practices to receiving water impacts
  • Planning and case studies
  • Implementation and best practices
  • Institutional considerations
  • Partnerships and stakeholder participation
  • Flexible and adaptable urban water systems
  • Climate resiliency and addressing uncertainty
  • Economic tools and assessing benefits and co-benefits
  • Food-Energy-Water nexus 

Who Should Attend

  • Academics
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Government Officials
  • Planners 
  • Scientists
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Officials
  • Water Agency Managers

For more information, please contact Kelsey Beveridge.





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