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Program and Schedule

Tentative Schedule (times are estimates and subject to change)

Monday, September 9

  • Exhibitor Setup: Monday by 12 pm
  • Registration Opens: 12 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Workshops: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Networking Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 10:

  • Breakfast Served & Conference Content: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Lunch Plenary & Awards Ceremony: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 11:

  • Breakfast Served & Conference Content: 7:30 am – TBD
  • Closing Session & Refreshments: TBD
  • Exhibitor Breakdown: TBD (also depends on if exhibitors are staying for Texas Desal Conference)
  • Austin Onsite Tour: After Breakfast Session (approx. 1.5 hrs long)

The WRTX Conference has three workshops and a tour in addition to our plenary and breakout sessions. The workshops are all offered at the same time and have limited space, so please ensure you select your choice when you register. The tour is on Wednesday afternoon and there is an additional $30 fee. To learn more about each, please read on!

Workshop #1: Reuse 101 Boot Camp: An Introduction from the Experts

Workshop #2: Paying for the Future

Workshop #3: Planning for a Future with Reuse

This workshop will cover a range of topics related to how to plan for the future of water sustainability through reuse, including case studies on various sized utilities currently implementing a reuse or One Water approach, feasibility planning for sufficient water supply, state and regional water planning efforts, recruiting for the reuse workforce of the future, when to begin communications and public outreach, and more!

OSCAR and CLARA System Tour

Interested in onsite and alternative methods of reuse? Join City of Austin for a guided walking tour of their innovative OSCAR and CLARA system at the Permitting and Development Center, as well as the Austin Community College (ACC) rainwater and condensate collection system. The tour will start with presentations from City of Austin engineering and operations representatives to give the history and overview of the systems, and then will move outside to view the rainwater collection (OSCAR) and blackwater treatment (CLARA) infrastructure. A short walk to Austin Community College to view the cisterns and hear from the ACC sustainability director will follow. Finally, return to the PDC for a virtual view of the inside of the CLARA system.

The tour is on Wednesday mid-morning and is $30 to register. Tour participants must also be registered for the conference. Proceeds from the tour will go toward our student poster award fund.

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