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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
  • Creative Management | 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)

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 Clean Water Services 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
Networking Break (10:00 am - 10:30 am)

Sponsored by Hazen and Sawyer

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

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Potable Reuse Landscape in 2050 | 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
  • Federal, State and Public Funding Opportunities | Track 5: Effective Governance, Policy & Financing for Water Reuse
  • Reuse Considerations in Asia, Australia, and Africa | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Congressional 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
  • Developing Effective Policies to Advance Reuse | 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
Networking Break (3:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

Sponsored by Trojan UV

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

Baseball Game at Petco Park (6:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 10

Plenary Breakfast (7:45 am – 8:45 am)

  • Water Association CEO Panel

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 – Reducing the Risk| 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  – Three Applications | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • San Diego’s Promise | Track 8: A Little More About Southern California
Networking Break (10:00 am - 10:30 am)

Sponsored by Suez

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

Concurrent Sessions

  • LAGWRP: Addressing LA’s Water Needs Through Technology and Partnerships | 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
  • Project Financing Options for Onsite Systems | 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: A Little More About Southern California

Tuesday Luncheon (12:15 pm – 1:30 pm)

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

Concurrent Sessions

  • Water Reuse in the Pacific Northwest: Collaborating to Solve Complex Water Resource Challenges | Track 1: Sustainability, Resiliency and Water Reuse
  • Traditional Industries with Innovative Reuse | Track 2: Reuse for Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Processes
  • Creative strategies to Meet Today’s Challenges | Track 3: Potable Reuse: Innovative Strategies
  • Emerging Issues – Microplastics | 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
  • Parks and Recreation | Track 6: Making the Case for Water Reuse
  • Groundwater | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Nutrients, Salinity, and Other Consideration | Track 8: A Little More About Southern California
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
  • Federal Funding and Program Management | 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
  • Chemistry Considerations | Track 7: Essential Considerations
  • Continued Innovation in Reuse | Track 8: A Little More About Southern California

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

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)

  • 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)

*The schedule is subject to change.

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