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2024 WateReuse Symposium

Removing Barriers, Elevating Opportunities

The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium was a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks have elevated opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we reached this summit together. Our community convened in Denver to remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.

Thank you for attending the 2024 WateReuse Symposium! Slides from the 2024 technical program will be available for download in early April.

In 2024, the Symposium convened Colorado: the first state to adopt comprehensive direct potable reuse regulations. Participants enjoyed 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.

The 2024 WateReuse Symposium is presented in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation.

The Colorado’s Portrait Artist

Photo credit: Ashley Mosher

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 opened 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

The 2024 WateReuse Symposium concluded 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 presented innovative technologies that improve the efficiency or efficacy of treatment processes, collection or distribution processes, or residual management. In a lightning round, researchers introduced each featured technology from the main stage. Attendees spoke directly with researchers while viewing research posters with 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.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Connect with your audience as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2024 WateReuse Symposium! Our members represent more than 200 communities and 60 million utility customers around the country. Share your latest products and services in an energized and focused setting. Review our prospectus for exhibit, sponsor, or advertising opportunities or contact Laura Connolly at lconnolly@watereuse.org or 856-437-4742.

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!


Winners Circle


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