2024 WateReuse Symposium
Removing Barriers, Elevating Opportunities
The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium is a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks are elevating opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we have reached this summit together. Together we can remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.
This year, the Symposium will convene in Colorado: the first state to adopt comprehensive direct potable reuse regulations. Join us for tours of cutting-edge Colorado facilities, exciting downtown Denver networking, and presentations on topics from East to West – from regional mega-projects to building-scale and small community reuse solutions. Come and celebrate mile-high opportunities with WateReuse Association in Denver!
The 2024 WateReuse Symposium is presented in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation.
The Colorado’s Portrait Artist
Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. He is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, McBride decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart—his backyard river, the Colorado. Four years and 1,500 river-miles later, McBride produced an acclaimed book, three award-winning documentaries, and co-hosted a PBS TV program. McBride will open the 2024 WateReuse Symposium with an intimate tour of the historical, geographical, and environmental significance of the Colorado River, bringing into focus the critical need for water recycling in the Colorado River watershed and beyond to ensure resilient, locally controlled water resources that meet the needs of the environment and communities.
Technology Showcase 2024
NEW THIS YEAR! The 2024 WateReuse Symposium will conclude with a Tech Showcase on Thursday morning spotlighting top new and emerging technologies that could significantly improve and/or transform water recycling during the next five to 15 years. Organized by the National Alliance for Water for Innovation (NAWI) and sponsored by Xylem, the showcase will present innovative technologies that improve the efficiency or efficacy of treatment processes, collection or distribution processes, or residual management. In a lightning round, researchers will introduce each featured technology from the main stage. Attendees will then have an opportunity to speak directly with researchers while viewing research posters around the room that highlight results from pilot studies.
NAWI is a 5-year, $110M research program and public-private partnership supported by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources and the California State Water Resources Control Board.
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 includes engaging sessions on the latest water reuse research. The Symposium is the most comprehensive water recycling learning opportunity available, covering policy, technology, operations, and communications for applications that range from irrigation and potable reuse to onsite and industrial systems. This one stop event also includes networking events, six meals, coffee and snack breaks, and interactive workshops – all included in the price of Symposium registration!