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Symposium Schedule

The 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium is your one stop for all things water reuse. Whether you are new to reuse or an experienced veteran, a robust collection of concurrent sessions covering key policy, technology, operational, and research issues allows you to customize a unique Symposium experience. Plenary sessions explore the broader policy and planning issues that will shape the future. Arrive early to participate in tours of innovative water recycling facilities and make plans to network at evening events.

Technical Program Detailed Schedule

Program Overview

Sunday, September 8

Facility Tours

Sunday, Session 1 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • WateReuse Bootcamp, Part 1
  • Certifications, Small Systems, and Planning | Track 1: Operator Tips
  • Creative Management | Track 2: Compounds of Emerging Concern
  • UV AOP | Track 3: Techniques and Technologies for Meeting Potable Reuse Challenges
Networking Break (3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Sponsored by Jacobs

Sunday, Session 2 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • WateReuse Bootcamp, Part 2
  • Reverse Osmosis and Concentrate Management | Track 1: Operator Tips
  • Resolving Challenges | Track 2: Compounds of Emerging Concern
  • Three Challenges Understood | Track 3: Techniques and Technologies for Meeting Potable Reuse Challenges

Welcome Reception (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

Sponsors:

Monday, September 9

Networking Breakfast (7:00 am – 8:00 am)

  • Sponsored by HDR

Opening General Session (8:00 am – 10:00 am)

Sponsored by Alexandria Renew, Clean Water Services, El Paso Water, and JEA

  • Welcome Remarks: Paul Jones, WateReuse President and the Honorable Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Mayor
  • Keynote Presentation: Peter Annin, From Water Diversion to Water Reuse: Tackling Scarcity in the 21st Century
  • Panel Discussion: Making the Pitch: How to Talk to Elected Officials and Potential Industry Customers about the Value of Water Recycling
    • Paul Jones (Moderator), General Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District
    • Hubertus (Huub) Cox, Recycled Water Implementation Division, City of Los Angeles
    • Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
    • Scott Houston, President, West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors
    • Dr. Kristina Mena, Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center
    • Roy Rogers, Commissioner, Washington County
Networking Break (10:00 am - 10:30 am)

Sponsored by Hazen and Sawyer

Monday, Session 1 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • In 2050: Technology, Regulations, and Utility Planning for the Future | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Growing Reuse in Agriculture | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Path to Pure Water San Diego: California’s First Surface Water Augmentation Project | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Research to Ensure Sound Regulations: CA Water Board Partners with Water Research Foundation | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • EPA Federal Funding and Program Management | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Reuse Considerations in Asia, Australia, and Africa | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Federal Government Engagement Can Lead to Success | Track 7: Essential Considerations

Monday Luncheon (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

Sponsored by Black & Veatch

  • Annual Awards for Excellence Presentation
  • WateReuse Association Business Meeting

Monday, Session 2 (1:45 pm – 3:15 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • Innovative Campus-Scale Solutions for Watershed Health| Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Management of Produced Water from Oil and Gas Exploration: Regulatory and Technology Overview Informed by Successes in the Field | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Effective Technologies for Potable Reuse  | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Prions, Antibiotic Resistance, and Viruses – New Age Challenges | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • Water Reuse in the Pacific Northwest: Collaborating to Solve Complex Water Resource Challenges | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • A Medley of Communications Case Studies | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Diversifying Supply  | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Federal Funding Programs | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast
Networking Break (3:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

Sponsored by Brown and Caldwell

Monday, Session 3 (3:45 pm – 5:15 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • Developing Effective Policies to Advance Reuse | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Expanding Applications for Reuse in Industry | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Cost Savings Through Innovation | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Microbial Contaminants – Reducing the Risk| Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • Meeting Compliance Goals | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Informed Messaging for Effectively Reaching the Public | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Diversifying Supplies – Three Applications | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Condensate Reuse | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast

Baseball Game at Petco Park (6:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 10

Plenary Breakfast (7:45 am – 8:45 am)

  • Sponsored by Suez
  • Water Association Leadership Panel
    • Moderator: Patricia Sinicropi, WateReuse Association
    • Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance
    • Peter Grevatt, The Water Research Foundation
    • Adam Krantz, NACWA
    • Tracey Mehan, AWWA
    • Erica Brown, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, AMWA
    • Rick Warner, Watner H2O, representing WEF

Tuesday, Session 1 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)

Concurrent Sessions

  • Imported Water and Wine | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Maximizing Commercial Value through Reuse | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Bioanalytical Screening | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Treatment Technologies | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • Macro-economic Considerations in Reuse Projects | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Proper Planning  | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Capturing the Rain in Minnesota | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • San Diego’s Promise | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast
Networking Break (10:00 am - 10:30 am)

Sponsored by Trojan UV

Tuesday, Session 2 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • Establishing Consistent Management Approaches for Water Reuse Across the U.S. | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Data Centers Rely on Water Reuse | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Monitoring Water Quality | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Alternative Treatments for CECs | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • The Secrets of Developing State DPR Regulatory Frameworks | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Marketing Knowledge to Inform Reuse Decision Making | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Innovation in Potable Reuse | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Orange County Findings | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast

Tuesday Luncheon (12:15 pm – 1:30 pm)

  • National Water Reuse Action Plan Announcement Sponsored by Carollo
    • Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Moderator)
    • Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA (Invited)
    • Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior
    • Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, U.S. Department of the Army
    • Mary Neumayr, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality (Invited)

Tuesday, Session 3 (1:45 pm – 3:15 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • LAGWRP: Addressing LA’s Water Needs Through Technology and Partnerships | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Water Reuse in Industry | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Creative Strategies to Meet Today’s Challenges | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Microplastics | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • Project Financing Options for On-Site Systems | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Parks and Recreation | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Groundwater | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Nutrients, Salinity, and Other Considerations | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast
Networking Break (3:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

Sponsored by Kennedy Jenks

Tuesday, Session 4 (3:45 pm – 5:15 pm)

Concurrent Sessions

  • Water Reuse in Areas with Plenty of Water | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Regional Solutions When Resources are Scarce | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Innovative Approaches for Monitoring Pathogen Removal in RO Membranes | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Increasing Innovation in Water Reuse with the Water Research Foundation’s LIFT Program | Track 4: Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
  • National & State Action Initiatives | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Making Business “Cents” through Unique Collaborations to Improve Existing Onsite Reuse Systems | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Membrane Considerations| Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Continued Innovation in Reuse | Track 8: Examples from the Pacific Coast

Gender Diversity in Water Reuse Panel (5:15 pm – 6:15 pm)
Sponsored by Xylem

  • Moderator: Joe Vesey, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Xylem
  • Cindy Wallis-Lage, President, Black & Veatch’s Global Water Business
  • Gilbert Trejo, Chief Technical Officer, El Paso Water
  • Pranjali Kumar, Environmental Engineer, Carollo

Maritime Museum of San Diego: Discovery, Dinner, Music and Fun!
(6:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sponsored by Xylem

Wednesday, September 11

Breakfast Plenary: Current Status and Visions for the future of Water Reuse Research (8:00 am – 9:00 am)

Water Reuse: Sustaining the New Economy in Nevada’s High Desert (9:00 am – 10:30 am)

Sponsored by Woodard & Curran

Learn how public agencies and businesses collaborated to navigate water rights and downstream issues to develop a deal to bring recycled water to the middle of the desert. The Truckee Meadow Water Authority will deliver 4,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water through a 13-mile pipeline, essentially providing the lifeline for this industrial complex.  Without the recycled water, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center would likely not be feasible – or sustainable over the long-term.

  • Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, University of Nevada and Former General Manager at Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • John Enloe, P.E., Director, Natural Resources, Truckee Meadows Water Authority
  • Michael Drinkwater, Treatment Plant Manager, Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility
  • Adam Kramer, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Switch

Networking Break (10:30 am – 10:45 am)

State of the States: Highlights and Insights from the State Regulatory Summit (10:45 am – 11:45 am)

Closing Remarks (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)

*The schedule is subject to change.

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