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34th Annual WateReuse Symposium

The 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium is in San Diego, California September 8-11, 2019. This year’s theme is “Collaborate to Innovate.” We will showcase recycled water collaborations among utilities, farmers, and industry; regulators working together at both the state and federal level; sustainability; public/private partnerships; and, for the first time, the latest in reuse research led by The Water Research Foundation. The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation’s premier conference on water recycling – attracting water professionals from around the nation for knowledge-sharing, networking, and fun!

Peter Annin

Keynote: From Water Diversion to Water Reuse: Tackling Scarcity in the 21st Century

Join us on Monday, September 9 at 8 a.m. for the Opening General Session featuring a  keynote presentation by Peter Annin. Peter is the director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and the author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, the definitive work on the Great Lakes water diversion controversy. Before coming to Northland College in 2015, Peter served as a reporter at Newsweek, the associate director of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, and the managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative.

Dave Ross

National Water Reuse Action Plan Rollout

EPA is coordinating with the water sector and other federal agencies to facilitate the development of a National Water Reuse Action Plan to ensure the effective use of the nation’s water. A draft plan will be released for public review during the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium. EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, Dave Ross, will join us during Tuesday’s luncheon to discuss along with other top federal agency water officials. 

Pat Mulroy

Water Reuse: Sustaining the New Economy in Nevada’s High Desert

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on Wednesday morning to learn how public agencies and businesses collaborated to navigate water rights and downstream issues to develop a deal to bring recycled water to The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in the middle of the desert. The Truckee Meadow Water Authority will deliver recycled water to the industrial center, home to the Tesla Gigafactory and Switch and Google data centers – and over 20,000 new jobs for the region. Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy at the University of Nevada, will lead the discussion.

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