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

October: Pathogens and Human Health
Legionella Management Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation
Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Registration Will Open Soon!

This is the second in a series of three webcasts that will to provide valuable practical information on Legionella technology and management in building water systems. In cooperation with NSF International, this series was derived from the conference Managing Legionella in Building Water Systems, held May 9-11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Additional information will be available soon.

Additional web seminar series are currently being planned. Details will be announced soon.

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Potable Reuse Using Ozone-Biofiltration
Wednesday, September 26, 2018  2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Register Now!
How to Register: Employees of WRF subscribing organizations receive FREE registration for this WRF/WRA co-sponsored web seminar. Click to access the promo code you need to register through the WateReuse Association.
Increasing demand on available water supplies has led many utilities to consider potable reuse. Typical projects rely on treatment processes such as microfiltration/ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis (RO), and ultraviolet disinfection, with advanced oxidation processes. These proven approaches produce high quality drinking water; however, the treatment processes are capital and energy intensive, particularly for inland facilities where disposal of RO brine can be cost-prohibitive. This webcast focuses on a research project evaluating an alternative treatment train using two-stage ozone-biofiltration – without reverse osmosis – to achieve potable quality water. Speakers will discuss research drivers and background, outline the pilot study objectives, and provide a summary of results from the drinking water pilot, as well as the upstream advanced treatment facility. A cost comparison will be presented showing significant capital and operating cost savings of this non-RO based treatment approach. This research provides valuable information to the water industry by demonstrating the strengths and challenges associated with this non-RO approach to potable reuse.

Denise Funk, Gwinnett County Water Resources
Melissa Meeker, Gwinnett County Water Resources
Katherine Bell, Brown and Caldwell
Jennifer Hooper, CDM Smith

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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Center for Watershed Protection

Crediting Water Quality Benefits from Stream Restoration: Implementation Case Studies and Potential for Crediting Guidance Application
Wednesday, October 17, 2018    1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
How to Register:
WRF subscribers interested in attending can send an email to webcast@cwp.org. The email should include the following:
•  WRF Registration as the subject line 
•  Name and organization of WRF subscriber
•  Email address where the webcast login information should be sent

Crediting stream restoration projects for sediment and nutrient reduction purposes is rapidly increasing as managers look to stream restoration as an essential tool in helping to meet waste load allocations from Total Maximum Loadings. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Stream Restoration Crediting Protocols provide a general technical framework for quantifying the water quality benefits of a specific suite of stream restoration practices, focusing on sediment and nutrients.
In 2016, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) developed the report Stream Restoration as a BMP: Crediting Guidance that includes the CBP protocols. This webcast will highlight the experiences that municipalities have with the implementation of the Stream Restoration Protocols across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed at the state and local municipality level, as well as the feedback from states outside of the Chesapeake Bay watershed who have adopted or are considering adopting the WRF Guidance.

Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Web Seminar Series

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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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)



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