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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the 2023 WateReuse Symposium!

General Questions

What is the WateReuse Symposium?
The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting water professionals and water reuse practitioners globally for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration. The event is planned in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation and will include engaging sessions on the latest reuse-related research projects.
When and where will the Symposium take place?
The 2023 WateReuse Symposium will take place March 5 – 8, 2023. All Symposium sessions will take place at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, in the heart of downtown. The 47-story hotel, designed by internationally renowned architect John C. Portman, Jr., features a striking building-height atrium, as well as grand conference halls, bars, spas, pools.
Does WateReuse have hotel rooms available for meeting attendees?
Yes. WateReuse has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, where Symposium sessions will take place. Find discount rates while they last here on the Symposium website. Because we reserve rooms in bulk, room rates are typically lower than hotels in the area and provide the convenience of being on site where most activities take place.
What activities can I do while staying here in Atlanta?
Atlanta is a lively and cosmopolitan city with plenty to do! Check out our Experience Atlanta resource with suggestions for food, accommodations, activities, transportation and more.
Can I earn professional development hours for attending?
Yes. Participants can earn professional development hours (PDH) for the technical sessions they attend at the Symposium. WateReuse will make a PDH form available to registrants. It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that these sessions qualify with your state accreditation agency, as well as to submit the completed certificate to your state accreditation agency to request credit. A PDH Request form is available at the registration desk and digitally.
How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
View our sponsor prospectus for more information about becoming a sponsor. You may also contact our Industry Relations Manager, Amanda Bray, at abray@watereuse.org.

Registration Questions

How do I register for the 2023 WateReuse Symposium?
All registrations are done online, here. An Early Bird discount is available until December 16, 2022, and an Advance Registration rate is available until February 26, 2023. Registrations after February 27 will be at the Onsite Registration rate. The earlier you register the more discounted your rate will be.
Am I eligible for the member rate?
All employees of member organizations are eligible for member rates (see current member listing). To claim your member rate, make sure to log in or create an account. For more information about becoming a member please visit here.
What is included in the cost of my registration?
Your registration provides you access to all plenary presentations, concurrent technical sessions, and multiple social and networking receptions that make up the Symposium. Additionally, you’ll enjoy an abundance of complementary food and refreshments throughout the Symposium.
Are meals included with my registration?
At the WateReuse 2023 Symposium you will enjoy complementary breakfasts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. There will also be refreshments at the Sunday evening Welcome Reception and during daily networking breaks in the mid-morning and afternoon. The Tuesday evening industry party will feature food and entertainment.
Can I cancel my registration?
All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted in writing by February 20, 2023. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on cancellations. There is no fee to transfer registration to another person. After the deadline there are no refunds or transfers permitted. There will be no refunds for no-shows. All requests for refunds or transfers should be sent to accounting@watereuse.org.
Can I purchase my conference registration when I get to the meeting?
We encourage all attendees to register for the Symposium in advance. This allows us to plan accordingly for the appropriate number of attendees and manage any accommodation needed. As a bonus, WateReuse often offers an Early Bird discount for those who register by December 16, 2022. However, we know sometimes plans must be made at the last minute. If you arrive at the conference and still need to register, please see the WateReuse team at the registration desk for assistance.
Does WateReuse offer a student discount?
Yes. Full-time students can attend the Symposium for a rate of $250
I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
WateReuse will provide a letter of invitation to individuals selected as a presenter on the program or for individuals that have registered for the conference and paid registration fees in full. To request a letter of invitation, please email symposium@watereuse.org.

Program Questions

Is there a conference app I can download?
WateReuse is not using a mobile conference app this year. Conference information can be accessed on your mobile device by visiting www.watereuse.org/symposium, or you can pick up a physical program at the registration desk.
Where can I find the Symposium program and speakers?
The 2023 WateReuse Symposium program can be found here. All times, speakers, and sessions are subject to change. The program page will continue to be updated as speakers and sessions are confirmed.
Where can I find guidelines and information about poster sessions?
Poster sessions will be announced in December 2022. During the presentation time, attendees will be able to interact with the authors of the posters and discuss their research with them. Poster authors do not give formal presentations.
Who can attend the Welcome Reception?
All full conference attendees and Sunday only registrants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday night, March 5, 2023. Attendance is included in your registration.
When will session recordings be made available after the in-person Symposium
Session recordings will be made available one month after the end of the in-person Symposium.
My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
Please email your questions to symposium@watereuse.org.

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