WateReuse to host 30th annual WateReuse Symposium in September
WateReuse will host its 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium on Sept. 13-16 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash. The event will bring together water managers and industry leaders to learn what's happening in water reuse policy, operations, technology, and public perception.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 7, 2015 -- WateReuse, a global organization for applied research, education and advocacy on alternative water supply development, will host its 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium on Sept. 13-16 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash. The event will bring together water managers and industry leaders to learn what's working, what's not and what's next in water reuse policy, operations, technology, and public perception.
The program will include more than 100 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, facility tours, and a popular exhibit hall. The topics covered at this year's Symposium will include coalition building, potable reuse, funding, policy and legislation, global water reuse, the next generation of communication, and more. Facility tours will also provide opportunities to see how water reuse technology is implemented locally, and networking events will give attendees to the opportunity share ideas and make new contacts.
The Symposium will also feature a keynote address from Brian Arbogast, who leads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology and new ways to deliver sanitation products and services to people in the developing world. One of those innovations is a low-cost technology that can convert up to 14 tons of sewage into potable water and electricity each day using a blend of steam power and water filtration.
Among the highlights of the Symposium is a 3-hour boot camp on Sunday, Sept. 13, designed to give the nuts-and-bolts of organizing, developing, operating, or funding a water reuse program. Further, the event will end with a unique session that will give water managers and community leaders the tools needed to build support with citizens. Through a series of panels and specific instruction by Melissa Marshall, a Ted Talk alum, the audience will engage in exercises that focus on message development and delivery points that are effective in public engagement. Early-Bird registration discounts are available through Friday, July 17.
About the WateReuse Research Foundation
The WateReuse Association and the WateReuse Research Foundation provide a comprehensive and complementary approach to increasing water reuse. The Association is a nonprofit coalition of utilities, government agencies and industry that advocates for laws, policies and funding to promote water reuse. The Research Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that conducts research to improve the treatment, distribution and acceptance of water reuse. Both organizations play an important role in education. For more information, visit www.watereuse.org.