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35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium Schedule at a Glance

This year’s Symposium theme, Reaching New Heights in Water Reuse, will showcase the dramatic expansion of water recycling throughout the United States as it becomes a sought after solution for a range of water management challenges. All times listed are in Mountain Time (Denver, CO). Participate in presentations when they launch or at your convenience.

Monday, September 14, 2020

8:00 am (MT)

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Gilbert Trejo, El Paso Water & WateReuse Association President

8:10 am – 9:00 am (MT)

Keynote – Peter Kageyama, Author of For the Love of Cities and The Emotional Infrastructure of Places

Peter speaks about emotional engagement with PLACES – cities, towns, villages, schools and neighborhoods. Good things happen when more people become emotionally engaged with their places, when more people fall in love with those places. Peter talks about how to create the set of conditions where love is more likely to happen and how to encourage people to go from saying they love a place to actually doing something for that place

9:00 am – 10:00 am (MT)

Plenary Panel: Reaching New Heights in Water Reuse

Participate in an illustration of the Symposium theme, Reaching New Heights in Water Reuse, in the context of the WateReuse Association’s 30th anniversary. Our discussion explores how water reuse has evolved over the past three decades in terms of its use applications, and how it might develop in the future. 

Moderator: Gilbert Trejo, WateReuse President

10:30 am – 12:00 pm (MT) 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (MT)

WateReuse Annual Meeting

  • Welcome (Karen Pallansch, Alex Renew, WateReuse Secretary)
  • Annual Meeting Call to Order (Gilbert Trejo, WateReuse President)
  • Board of Directors elections and reflections of year (Gilbert Trejo)
  • State of the Association (Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (MT)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT) 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (MT) 

Hazen Great Debate: RO Based Vs Carbon Based Treatment For Potable Reuse

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

8:00 am – 8:45 am (MT)

WateReuse Association President’s Awards

  • Welcome and Presentation of Awards (Pam Kenel, Loudoun Water and Gilbert Trejo, El Paso Water)

9:00 am – 10:00 am (MT) 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (MT)

Operators Plenary Session

Join our panel of operators and managers as they explore the state of the water recycling operations workforce at both on-site and centralized systems. Discussion items will include useful tools for operating systems, daily challenges in operation, aspects of their reuse work they take pride in, and steps that management has taken to build a diverse, skilled, and talented workforce pipeline

Welcome (Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, Clean Water Services, WateReuse Treasurer)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (MT)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (MT)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (MT)

Xylem Workforce Panel

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

8:00 am– 12 pm (MT)

Envisioning the Future

8:00 am (MT) – Welcome – (Craig Lichty, Black and Veatch, WateReuse Association Vice-President)

8:05 am (MT) – State regulator’s report out –  Speaker TBD

8:20 am (MT) – Envisioning the Future:  A Water reuse charrette explores how communities, businesses, institutions, farmers and others can begin imagining and constructing a future in which water recycling is a central feature. 

11:15 am (MT) – State of Water Reuse Research (Peter Grevatt, Chief Executive Officer, The Water Research Foundation)

11:55 am (MT) – WateReuse Closing Remarks (Craig Lichty)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (MT)

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