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2020 WateReuse California Annual Conference

March 15-17, 2020 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Call for Abstracts

The California Section of the WateReuse Association is accepting abstracts for presentations at the 2020 WateReuse California Annual Conference to be held March 15-18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California.

SPEAKER DISCOUNT: A Conference registration discounts of $150 off the member registration rate will be provided for all speakers.

October 18, 2019 Abstracts due
November 25, 2019 Authors notified
February 28, 2020    PowerPoint Presentations due


To be considered for a technical presentation, submit an abstract online by October 18, 2019.

Authors will be notified by November 25, 2019 if their abstract has been selected and will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation by February 28, 2020.

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About the Conference

The conference is designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects in California.

The conference organizing committee is aiming to emphasize the following themes when selecting and organizing abstracts:

  1. The role of recycled water in One Water and Sustainable Water initiatives
  2. Elected officials: Strategies for engagement and coordination
  3. Strategies for successfully delivering recycled water projects and programs, such as project delivery options, system operations, and approaches to inter-jurisdictional partnerships
  4. Pathway to potable reuse – What is needed to achieve broad implementation of potable reuse in California – leadership (elected officials and executives), customers, technology, public acceptance, etc.
  5. Onsite / Decentralized Reuse
  6. Emerging issues in reuse – What’s next in our industry?

Conference Attendees

Conference attendees include water recycling leaders, public agency representatives, elected officials, customers, developers, consultants, teachers, operators, environmental groups, students, manufacturer representatives and other individuals interested in engaging in the dialog about water recycling.

For additional information contact:

Ms. Alicia Rutherford
Manager of Meetings and Events
WateReuse Association
Phone: 571-445-5509

Abstract Subject Areas

  • The New Age of Potable Reuse
  • Expanding an Improving Non-potable  Reuse
  • Implementing Onsite Reuse (blackwater, greywater, etc.)
  • Scalping / Satellite Plants
  • Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • Treatment: Technologies, Systems, O&M
  • Water Quality Issues
  • Challenges with Decreasing Wastewater Flows
  • Increasing Recovery or Brine Concentrate Minimization/Disposal
  • Environmental Enhancement with Reuse
  • Climate Change Resiliency (e.g., drought, sea level rise, energy efficiency)
  • Sustainable Groundwater Basin Management
  • Elected Officials and Agency Perspective
  • Regulatory, Policy and Compliance Issues
  • Economics, Financing and Funding
  • Public Outreach, Education, and Communications
  • Lessons Learned, Common Pitfalls, and Barriers to Successful Recycled Water Programs
  • Data Collection, Information Management, and Decision Support Frameworks

Proposals for a cohesive panel with a moderator that cover an entire track are encouraged. Panelists will be allowed short introduction (~5 min) with majority of time dedicated to moderator and audience Q&A.  (3 speakers minimum)

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