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2023 California Annual Conference

Schedule at a Glance

A schedule at-a-glance of what to expect from the 2023 WateReuse California Symposium.

Sunday, November 5

7:00 am–2:00 pm

Dr. Bahman Sheikh Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

7 am – 2pm
Indian Wells Golf Celebrity Course

Proceeds raised from this event will assist in funding the Dr. Bahman Sheikh Memorial Scholarship, which supports undergraduate students pursuing a degree at UC Davis focused on developing and implementing sustainable solutions for water resources management, including water recycling. The Indian Wells Golf Resort Celebrity Course is directly next to the conference hotel. Registration is now open! Register to play here.

11:00 am

Registration Open

12:00–5:00 pm

Concurrent Panels and Technical Sessions

3:00–7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

5:30–7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall

Monday, November 6

7:30–8:30 am


7:30–3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

8:30–9:30 am

Opening Session

Keynote Address: Peter Annin

Peter Annin is the author of Purified: How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our WaterPurified’s fast-paced narrative cuts through the fearmongering and misinformation to make the case that recycled water is direly needed in the climate change era.

9:30–12:30 pm

Concurrent Panels and Technical Sessions

Be a PFAS Leader: Proactive Measures to Manage PFAS across Multiple Types of Reuse 

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Awards Luncheon

Presentation of California Awards of Excellence

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Panels and Technical Sessions

We’re Now Entering the Climate Change Whiplash Portal – When and How does WateReuse Enter it and What Advice Does its Grandfather Have? 

Discussion around wetter-drier climate conditions 2022 (driest) vs. 2023 (wettest) and how reuse helps ameliorate Climate Change, their agency plans for the future, including system integration and lessons learned from those that have been there and done that. 

Panelists: Adel Hagekhalil General Manager MWD, Anselmo Collins Senior Assistant General Manager Water-LADWP, Shivaji Deshmukh General Manager IEUA, Dave Pedersen General Manager Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Mike Markus General Manager OCWD. 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

President’s Reception

Hyatt Regency Grove

Tuesday, November 7

8:00 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall
8:00-9:00 am (Breakfast)
Open Until 2:00 pm

9:00 – 10:00 am

Plenary Session and Annual Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

The Final Countdown: Direct Potable Reuse
Moderator: Kevin Hardy, Executive Director, National Water Research Institute

10:00 – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Panels and Technical Sessions

Alternative Delivery for Potable Water Reuse 

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch Townhall Session: Colorado River Crisis and Reuse Solutions

Moderator: Jeff Mosher, General Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Panels and Technical Sessions

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