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WateReuse Arizona Symposium

Symposium Programs

Monday, July 27, 2015

General Session Moderated by Rob McCandless, Brown and Caldwell

  • Introduction: Brian Biesemeyer, WateReuse Arizona Chapter President, City of Scottsdale and Tom Galeziewski, AZ Water Association President, HDR
  • Welcome: Brad Hill, Flagstaff Public Utilities Director and Jerry Nabours, Flagstaff Mayor
  • Keynote Address: Melissa Meeker, Executive Director, WateReuse Association
  • Keynote Address: US Representative Paul Gosar, D.D.S., Arizona’s 4th District

Water Quality Issues Moderated by Jeff Biggs (Tucson Water)

Utility/Customer Perspective/Rates  Moderated by Robin Bain (City of Peoria)

Public Outreach Moderate by Tim Thomure (HDR)

Advances in Research Moderated by Maria Brady (Stantec)

Smaller Community Experience Moderated by Erin Young (City of Flagstaff)

Industrial/Other Reuse Moderated by Brad Tackett (Greeley & Hansen)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Additional Topics Moderated by Channah Rock (UofA)

Potable Reuse Moderated by John Kmiec (Town of Marana)

General Session: Moderated by Guy Carpenter, Carollo

Symposium Photos

Purple Water Balloon Battle

2015 Water Reuse Symposium Recap

Rob McCandless, Symposium Committee Chair

As I write this summary, sheltered from the sweltering dog days of August in Tempe, I long for the shade of the pines and cool nights again.  This year’s Water Reuse Symposium was held in Flagstaff on July 26 through 28.  It was an event worth remembering not just for the great weather, but for a fantastic program and the energy provided by all of the attendees and speakers.

We thought we needed something different this year to kick off the symposium.  With all of our research and technology, we still face perceptions of reclaimed water and it’s ‘yuck factor’ and we reinforce this identity by using purple pipe, purple fixtures, and purple signs.    So, why not confront those perceptions head on with fun and laughter? Thus the Purple Water Balloon Battle was born!  Two teams, those supporting Arizona State University (aka Tempe Normal) and the University of Arizona, located in Baja Arizona, squared off each with a tub full of purple water balloons.  The ammunition was supplied by NAU supporters (aka Switzerland).  As the melee ensued, not one person escaped a good drenching.  The Maroon and Gold were grossly outnumbed but fought valiantly and none more so than Bob Hollander.  I can’t speak for all, but I can say that in the heat of battle, I gave no thought to the origin of that water, and that was exactly the point! Read more.

2016 Water Reuse Symposium
July 24-26, 2016
Little America Hotel
Flagstaff, Arizona

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