WE&RF Web Seminar Series

WE&RF's 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 WE&RF web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@werf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
WE&RF will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While WE&RF calculates 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.

2017 Web Seminars

April: Biosolids

Effective Marketing and Communication Strategies for High Quality Biosolids: Lessons Learned in WE&RF Research (and supported by real-world data!)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you will need to register through WEF.
One of the major tasks of the WE&RF research project High Quality Biosolids from Wastewater (NTRY7R15) is to assemble a proven strategy for developing a successful HQB marketing program. In this webinar, the project team will share their findings to date. Two well-known biosolids marketing experts will also provide webinar viewers with lessons they have learned during their experience marketing both Class A /EQ and Class B biosolids products.

LIFT 2017 Technology Scans Vendor Presentations

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future!
  • Presentations are open to all WE&RF subscribers. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, please visit http://liftlink.werf.org
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org




World Water Works April 18
Royal Haskoning DHV
Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery
Collection Systems/Odor Control
Clearwater Controls May 9 
Bacterial Logistics
HYDRAPULSE Tellus Utilities
Intelligent Water Systems (Operations)
Hydromantis June 20 
Sampling and Monitoring System (SAMS) NJBSoft
Decentralized Systems
Bacterial Logistics July 18
Epic CleanTec
Epic CleanTec

Water Reuse/Disinfection
Reclaimed Water Pasteurization
Pasteurization Technology Group September 12
Forward Osmosis Forward Water
Milli-electrode Array
UConn October 10
Bio-bead Wavve
PaverGuide PaverGuide
Cold Plasma Pellucid Water

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Recent Findings on Developing Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems
Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
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Employees of WE&RF and WRF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this web seminar by using a special discount code. If you need assistance, please contact membership@watereuse.org.
This web seminar will discuss the recently released Water Environment & Reuse Foundation report, Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems (Project No. SIWM10C15). The report culminates a year-long research effort led by the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and an Expert Panel – with input from a stakeholder group of public health agencies and water/wastewater utilities – to address a primary institutional barrier to onsite water treatment: developing scale-appropriate water quality criteria and monitoring. 

The session will include an overview of workshops and efforts such as the Blueprint to Onsite Water Treatment that led to this research effort. Speakers from the Expert Panel will provide an overview of the report, main findings, and key examples of onsite treatment trains and responsible system monitoring efforts. Current efforts of the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems and putting the results of this groundbreaking research into practice will be discussed. 
Paula Kehoe, M.S., San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Sybil Sharvelle, Ph.D., One Water Solutions Institute, Colorado State University
Harold Leverenz, Ph.D., P.E., University of California at Davis

Integrated Stormwater Management for Highway and Transportation Sector: Database and Modeling Tool

Part 1: International Stormwater BMP Database: What’s In It for DOTs?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET
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The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database is a publically accessible repository for BMP performance, design, and cost information. Since the initial development of the BMP Database in 1996, WE&RF and various funding partners, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American Public Works Association (APWA) have contributed to its continued development and growth.

As of the most recent release in November 2016, the BMP Database contains datasets from nearly 650 BMP studies through the U.S. and several other countries that are publicly accessible on the project website (www.bmpdatabase.org). Many of these studies have been conducted in highway settings. This webinar will provide an introduction to the BMP Database and highlight several practical examples of how the Database has been used to support DOT projects, including research by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Jane Clary, Wright Water Engineers, Inc.
Marc Leisenring, P.E., Geosyntec Consultants

Part 2: Overview of Stochastic Empirical Dilution Model (SELDM) and Linkage with Stormwater BMP Database
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Tuesday 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Greg Granato, U.S. Geological Survey
Part 3: Application of Stochastic Empirical Dilution Model (SELDM) in the Transportation and Highway Stormwater Projects
Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Greg Granato, U.S. Geological Survey
William Fletcher, Oregon Department of Transportation

The Utility of the Future Today: Recognition Program

Join us for an overview of this nationwide recognition program for wastewater utilities – choose either session. Both sessions will provide an overview of the recognition program and discuss the application process.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET 
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET 
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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Web Seminar Series

Utility of the Future: Organizational Culture as the Backbone
Monday, March 27, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
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Utilities of the Future will need a culture that embraces positive change and empowers the workforce to imagine, create, test, and implement innovative approaches from every day work to extreme challenges. Utility leaders are creating long-term visions for their utilities and promoting open communications to enhance employee understanding and knowledge management, and harnessing the power of employee engagement. Join NACWA, WEF, U.S. EPA, WateReuse, and WE&RF in this fourth webinar in a series focused on the innovative ways utilities are becoming their own Utility of the Future. Speakers from 
two leading utilities will discuss the challenges and opportunities as they work to create the "utility culture of the future."
Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
Check Back for Details to be Released Soon.

Understanding and Use of Climate and Hydrological Data on the Water Resources Dashboard

Water resource managers, city planners, and the general public are witnessing changes in the climate, as well as associated impacts to our environment. To better plan for the future, the American Planning Association, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Oceanic and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and the Water Research Foundation collaborated to create a water resources dashboard – a one-stop location for water-relevant data sets. (http://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/water-resources/water-resources-dashboard). Each session in this series targets one or more datasets featuring a scientist involved in the development or application of that dataset, as well as a practitioner or decision maker that uses them in their operations or future planning. Webcast recordings are located in their respective dataset within the Dashboard for reference.

Part 7: Precipitation “B”: Model Analysis and Guidance
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET
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Climate data experts and utility practitioners will explore precipitation data through the Model Analysis and Guidance dataset on NOAA’s Water Resources Dashboard. NOAA’s Paul Iwugo will provide an overview of the maps, animation, and plots from weather observations and prediction models on this dataset. Mindy Scott from SD1 of Northern Kentucky will discuss how such climate data is incorporated into utility planning and monitoring the development of potential storms.

Part 8: Monthly Extremes
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET
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This session will feature Jake Crouch from NOAA, who will discuss the monthly extremes data set and describe how water resources planners have applied the data in their planning and operations.

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