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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.

Sunday, September 8

Facility Tours

 Sunday, Session 1 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Session Title Education Track
WateReuse Bootcamp, Part 1
Certifications, Small Systems, and Planning Operator Tips
Creative Management Compounds of Emerging Concern
UV AOP Techniques and Technologies for Meeting Potable Reuse Challenges

Networking Break
(3:00 pm – 3:30 pm)

Sunday, Session 2 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm)

Session Title Education Track
WateReuse Bootcamp, Part 2
Reverse Osmosis and Concentrate Management Operator Tips
Creative Management Compounds of Emerging Concern
Three Challenges Understood Techniques and Technologies for Meeting Potable Reuse Challenges

Welcome Reception
(5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

Monday, September 9

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

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

  • 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

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

Session Title Education Track
The Potable Reuse Landscape in 2050 Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Growing Reuse in Agriculture Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Research to Ensure Sound Regulations: CA Water Board Partners with Water Research Foundation Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Path to Pure Water San Diego: California’s First Surface Water Augmentation Project Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Federal, State and Public Funding Opportunities Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Reuse Considerations in Asia, Australia, and Africa Making the Case for Water Reuse
Congressional Engagement Can Lead to Success Essential Considerations

Monday Luncheon (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

  • Annual Awards for Excellence Presentation
  • WateReuse Association Business Meeting

Monday, Session 2 (1:45 pm – 3:15 pm)

Session Title Education Track
Innovative Campus-Scale Solutions for Watershed Health Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Management of Produced Water from Oil and Gas Exploration: Regulatory and Technology Overview Informed by Successes in the Field Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Prions, Antibiotic Resistance, and Viruses – New Age Challenges Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Effective Technologies for Potable Reuse Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Developing Effective Policies to Advance Reuse Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
A Medley of Communications Case Studies Making the Case for Water Reuse
Diversifying Supply Essential Considerations

Networking Break
(3:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

Monday, Session 3 (3:45 pm – 5:15 pm)

Session Title Education Track
Establishing consistent management approaches for water reuse across the U.S. Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Expanding Applications for Reuse in Industry Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Microbial Contaminants – Reducing the Risk Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Cost Savings Through Innovation Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Meeting Compliance Goals Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Informed Messaging for Effectively Reaching the Public Making the Case for Water Reuse
Diversifying Supplies – Three Applications Essential Considerations

Baseball Game at Petco Park (6:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 10

Networking Breakfast (7:45 am – 8:45 am)

  • Creating Collaborations Among Non-Traditional Partners

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

Session Title Education Track
Imported Water and Wine Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Maximizing Commercial Value through Reuse Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Treatment Technologies Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Bioanalytical Screening Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Macro-economic considerations in reuse projects Reuse Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Proper Planning Making the Case for Water Reuse
Capturing the Rain in Minnesota Essential Considerations
San Diego’s Promise A Little More About Southern California

Networking Break
(10:00 am – 10:30 am)

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

Session Title Education Track
LAGWRP: Addressing LA’s Water Needs Through Technology and Partnerships Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Data Centers Rely on Water Reuse Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Alternative treatments for CECs Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Monitoring Water Quality Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Project Financing Options for Onsite Systems Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Marketing Knowledge to Inform Reuse Decision Making Making the Case for Water Reuse
Innovation in Potable Reuse Essential Considerations
Orange County Findings A Little More About Southern California

Tuesday Luncheon (12:15 pm – 1:30 pm)

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

Session Title Education Track
Water Reuse in the Pacific Northwest: Collaborating to Solve Complex Water Resource Challenges Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Traditional Industries with Innovative Reuse Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
Emerging Issues – Microplastics Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Creative strategies to Meet Today’s Challenges Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
The Secrets of Developing State DPR Regulatory Frameworks Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Parks and Recreation Making the Case for Water Reuse
Groundwater Essential Considerations
Nutrients, Salinity, and Other Considerations A Little More About Southern California

Networking Break
(3:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

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

Session Title Education Track
Water Reuse in Areas with Plenty of Water Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
Regional Solutions When Resources are Scarce Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural processes
LIFT Reuse Focus Area Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research
Innovative Approaches for Monitoring Pathogen Removal in RO Membranes Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
Federal Funding and Program Management Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
Making Business “Cents” through Unique Collaborations to Improve Existing Onsite Reuse Systems Making the Case for Water Reuse
Chemistry Considerations Essential Considerations
Continued Innovation in Reuse A Little More About Southern California

Networking Event: Gender Diversity in Water Reuse
(5:15 pm – 6:15 pm)

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

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)

  • Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, University of Nevada and Former General Manager at Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Panel Discussion with Representatives from Tesla, Switch and Google (invited)

State of the States: Highlights and Insights from the State Regulatory Summit (10:30 am – 11:45 am)

Closing Remarks
(11:45 am – 12:00 pm)

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