37th Annual WateReuse Symposium

37th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Mark your calendar for the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium to be held March 5-9, 2022 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. 

Help Chart the Future of Water Reuse

This year’s theme – Shaping our Past & Charting Our Future – is a call to action for the water reuse community to tap into innovation and address the urgency of our changing Earth including floods, fires, droughts, and pandemics.

Join us to tackle timely topics including the distribution of unprecedented funding unleashed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. And help us chart the industry’s future in areas such as the Water Research Foundation’s Reuse Research Roadmap.

The Symposium’s fresh new format organizes technical sessions by project life cycle phases, tailoring content for you whether you’re just beginning to build public support, piloting new technologies, or are already reusing water in your community. Take advantage of more than 55 professional development hours highlighting the latest trends in water recycling policy, research, technology, operations, and public engagement.

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, March 6, 2022

9 am –
11:30 am

 

Tour: Steve Clouse Water Recycling Center

You may register for the tour as part of Symposium registration. If you are already registered and would like to add tour registration, please contact Alicia Rutherford.

Attendees will need to wear closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing, and are recommended to bring their own safety glasses.

1 pm –
5 pm

Symposium Workshops and Forums

Water Reuse 101

Moderator: Ellen MacDonald, Principal, Plummer Associates, Inc.
Our popular boot camp for new water reuse professionals covers topics including: defining water reuse, determining the need, paying for reuse, reuse regulations, building public support, and case studies. Presenters include water reuse experts from Bureau of Reclamation, Carollo Engineers, El Paso Water, Plummer Associates, and San Antonio Water System. Catch this session on Sunday or else plan for the second offering on Tuesday afternoon.

Developing a Nationwide Water Reuse Research Roadmap

Interactive session from the Water Research Foundation reviewing completed and in-progress water reuse research and developing future research topics. Topics developed will be incorporated into the Water Research Foundation’s future project planning and used in support of the Water Reuse Action Plan’s research strategy (WRAP 7.2).

Sign up in advance for this session .

Concurrent technical tracks
1:00 – 3:00 pm &
3:30 – 5 pm
See session topics

Sponsored networking break :
3 – 3:30 pm

5:30 pm –
7 pm

Welcome Reception:  Welcome to Texas

Co-Presented by WateReuse Texas

A networking reception and celebration of our accomplishments hosted in the WateReuse Exhibit Hall at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Sponsored by:

Monday, March 7, 2022

8 am –
10 am

Opening General Session

Light Breakfast and Welcome

 

Keynote Presentation

 

 

 

Water Reuse and Integrated Planning – The San Antonio Story Exploring the Drivers, Benefits, and Challenges of a One Water Strategy

A panel discussion of the unique nature of San Antonio’s management of its water resources whereby multiple government and private sector entities work together. Panelists to include:

Sponsored by:

 

 

Remarks

 

 

10  am – 10:30 am

Networking break

 

Sponsored by:

10:30  am – 12 pm

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

12 pm –
1:30 pm

Luncheon Plenary Session

WateReuse Annual Business Meeting

 

Different Drivers, Different Strategy: Water Reuse in New Places

A panel discussion of the emerging role of water recycling in new geographies and new industrial sectors. Panelists include:

Sponsored by:

1:45 pm     3:15 pm

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

3:15 pm  – 3:45 pm

Networking break

 

Sponsored by:

3:45 pm     5:15 pm

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

 

Cybersecurity Barriers to Innovation: Addressing Risk and Innovation for Reuse

 

Sponsored by:

5:30 pm     6:30 pm

Young Professionals Charting the Future of Water Reuse

Meet other emerging professionals in the water reuse industry, share experiences, and learn from your peers.

Sponsored by:

 

WRF Research Connections

Come learn more about the different research programs at The Water Research Foundation (WRF). Staff will be on hand to answer questions about research programs and facilitate connections between utilities and researchers.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

7:30 am  –
9 am

Breakfast Plenary Session

Annual WateReuse Awards for Excellence

 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Water Reuse Leaders Panel

A panel discussion of the future economy of water recycling from the perspective of private sector leaders. Panelists include:

9 :15 am –
10:15 am

 

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

10 :15 am –
10:45 am

 

Networking break

Sponsored by:

10:45 am –
12:15 pm

 

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

Workshop: Reuse in unexpected ways and places
Advancing innovation and reuse opportunities

 

Sponsored by:

12:15 pm –
1:30 pm

Luncheon Panel

Onsite Water Reuse Systems Showcase: Building-Scale Innovation that Benefits the Entire Community

A discussion of the emerging role of onsite systems as a tool in urban planning. Panelists include:

Sponsored by:

1:45 pm –
3:15 pm

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

 

One Water – One Bright Future

Sponsored by:

 

Water Reuse 101

Moderator: Eva Steinle-Darling, Water Reuse Technical Practice Director, Carollo Engineers
Did you miss Water Reuse 101 on Sunday? Join us Tuesday afternoon for a second offering. Our popular boot camp for new water reuse professionals covers topics including: defining water reuse, determining the need, paying for reuse, reuse regulations, building public support, and case studies. Presenters include water reuse experts from Bureau of Reclamation, Carollo Engineers, El Paso Water, Plummer Associates, and San Antonio Water System.

Sponsored by:

3:15 pm –
3:45 pm

 

Networking break

Sponsored by:

3:45 pm –
5:15 pm

Concurrent technical tracks

Choose from presentations on six tracks providing insight and professional development, relevant to every life cycle phase of a water reuse project.  See session topics .

6:30 pm –
9:30 pm

An Evening at Knibbe Ranch

Experience the real Texas with your WateReuse colleagues! Founded in 1852, this scenic ranch has been in the Knibbe Family for over a century. Join us for fresh air, fun, and networking!

Venue sponsor:

Fireworks sponsor:

Bus sponsor:

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

8 am – 9 am

Breakfast Plenary Session

Welcome

Panel:   The Federal Government’s Role in Promoting Reuse

A panel of federal agency representatives discussing federal funding, research, priorities, and opportunities to improve water resilience. Panelists include:

Sponsored by:

9  am – 9:30 am

Report Out: WRAP Action 2.2, Regulator State Summit Planning

 

9:50  am – 10:30 am

Reuse in the One Water Research Portfolio

Presented by:

 

10:40  am – 11:40 am

Running Towards the Hard Topics: Capturing and Communicating the Resiliency and Equity Value of Water Reuse

A discussion of the challenges of changing climate and ensuring equity and resilience. Panelists to include:

11:40  am – 11:45 am

Closing