Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our 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 web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate 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.

2018 Web Seminars

August: Drinking Water
Evaluation of Flushing to Reduce Lead Levels
Thursday, August 9, 2018   3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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Lead sources in contact with drinking water have the potential to release lead to the tap. A variety of techniques can be employed to reduce lead levels, including removing sources of lead (e.g., lead service line replacement), adjusting the water chemistry, and manipulating water velocity and usage patterns. A recently completed project, Evaluation of Flushing to Reduce Lead Levels (#4584), evaluated the impact of high velocity flushing (HVF) inside the household on lead levels in water samples collected from household water taps. HVF is accomplished by opening all interior taps and allowing the water to flow from them. Sampling was conducted at 32 homes at six participating water systems. The impact of HVF on lead levels was evaluated for homes that had a partial lead service line replacement (PLSLR), full lead service line replacement (FLSLR), and in homes containing lead service lines but without any intentional disturbance. This webcast presents a comprehensive overview of the project objectives, results, and recommendations for utilities.  

David Cornwell and Richard Brown
Cornwell Engineering Group

Nancy Quirk
Green Bay Water Utility

August: Water Efficiency
Integrating Water Efficiency into Long-Term Demand Forecasting
Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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Research has shown that household water use across the U.S. is declining, even as population increases. An increase in water-efficient appliances and fixtures is a key driver in reducing per capita demand; however, many water demand forecasts do not adequately account for these improvements, and the resulting changes in per capita water usage. This webcast explores the findings of WRF's soon-to-be published project, Integrating Water Efficiency into Long-Term Demand Forecasting (#4495) which provides guidance for water demand forecasters to increase the reliability of their passive conservation forecasts by more accurately accounting for future sectoral water savings from new overlay building codes and requirements (e.g., green codes and regulations), changes in manufactured product standards and technologies, and third party certification programs.


Sarah Diringer
Heather Cooley
Pacific Institute
Additional web seminar series are currently being planned. Details will be announced soon.

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Web Seminar Series

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LIFT Web Seminars

LIFT 2018 Technology Webinar Series

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 
Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (* to 1:15 PM ET)



June 26 Water AI

PlutoAI- PlutoAI; inCTRL Solutions- Monitoring and Control Platform; EMAGIN: HARVI

July 17 Beyond Conventional Activated Sludge

Organica- Food Chain Reactor; Stanford University- SAF-MBR; Microvi: MicroNiche

August 7 Decentralized Systems*

Baswood-BioVore; Bishop Water- BioCord; Water Warriors- Waving Biomedia; Ovivo- MicroBLOX

September 11 Aeration

Gardner Denver- Robox Energy; Pulsed Burst Systems- MegaBubble; Perlemax- Micro Bubble Aeration

October 16 Nutrient Recovery*

Saltworks- Ammonia Splitter; Renewable Nutrients- QuickWash; PRD Tech- Nutrient Recovery

November 6 Early-Stage
New Limits Technology: Bow Reactor; Mango Materials: Biogas into Biodegradable Plastics; T2C Energy-Biogas Triforming GTL; Purafide: Plasma Water Reactor + more


  • Presentations are open to all subscribers of the newly merged Water Research Foundation. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, or to see past presentation please visit http://liftlink.werf.org 
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org

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
Water Use in the Multi-Family Housing Sector