Water resource professionals and students are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the 11th International Water Association Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, to be held July 23-27, 2017, in Long Beach, California. The focus of this international conference is on the latest methods and technologies being used to transform raw wastewater into viable sources of water that can be repurposed for a number of applications, ranging from landscape irrigation to potable drinking water.

Abstracts must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2016, to www.iwareuse2017.org. In addition, select papers will be peer-reviewed for publication in either the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination or Water Science and Technology.

This distinguished annual event will be held for the first time in North America, drawing researchers and practitioners from across the globe to share insights on a full range of water reuse approaches and applications (previous conferences were held in China, Namibia and Spain). Attendees of the 2017 conference will have the opportunity to see firsthand, via tours, how the California is leading the nation in implementing innovative recycling projects and activities to develop sustainable sources of water, particularly during this time of drought.

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The conference program currently is under development and will include daily plenary sessions and keynote talks featuring internationally recognized experts. The event is hosted by the IWA, National Water Research Institute, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and WateReuse California.

More information about the IWA Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse can be found at www.iwareuse2017.org.

About NWRI
The National Water Research Institute was founded in 1991 by a group of Southern California water agencies in partnership with the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation to promote the protection, maintenance and restoration of water supplies and to protect the freshwater and marine environments through the development of cooperative research work. NWRI’s member agencies include Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Irvine Ranch Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water District and West Basin Municipal Water District. 

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About WE&RF
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation seeking to identify, support and disseminate research that enhances the quality and reliability of water for natural systems and communities with an integrated approach to resource recovery and reuse; while facilitating interaction among practitioners, educators, researchers, decision makers, and the public.

About WateReuse Association
WateReuse is a national trade association that works to educate policymakers and the public on the science, economic value and environmental benefits of treating water to safely use it for designated purpose. Representing a membership that includes utilities, businesses and government, our mission is to advance legislation, regulation and funding that increase water reuse.   


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