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April 21, 2017, E-Newsletter


Sponsor the 2017 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference (Oct 20)


NWRI invites you to become a sponsor of our 2017 Clarke Prize Conference, to be held October 20, 2017, in Irvine, California.  The annual conference will feature presentations from Clarke Prize Laureates, representatives from water and wastewater utilities, and other well-known professionals in the water industry.  In addition to bringing together the “superstars” in various fields of water science, the conference will showcase a mix of innovative academic research by leading experts complemented by practical case studies of problems facing industry practitioners.  Three sponsorship levels are available – Gold at $5,000, Silver at $2,500, and Bronze at $1,000.  For more details about becoming a conference sponsor, please visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/sponsors.html or email Eileen Chao at echao@nwri-usa.org.


Special thanks to the Orange County Sanitation District for becoming a sponsor this week. The NWRI Clarke Prize Conference is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors, member agencies, and corporate associates.   



Register Early to Save on IWA Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse (Jul 23-27)  


The International Water Association (IWA) is offering discounted early registration rates for the Eleventh IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, to be held on July 23-27, 2017, in Long Beach, California.  Those who register by May 1, 2017, will save up to $200 on registration fees.  The conference, jointly hosted by NWRI, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and WateReuse California, brings together water managers, industry leaders, and researchers to share knowledge on four core topic areas: Water Reuse Management, Water Reuse Applications, Water Reuse Sustainability, and Innovations in Water Reuse Technologies.  The conference includes five pre-conference workshops, an exhibit hall, networking breaks, poster presentation, and a program with over 40 technical sessions. To register or view the conference program, please visit http://iwareuse2017.org/.



Webinar to Introduce Six Israeli Water Sector Companies (Apr 26)


The Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast is hosting a webinar on April 26, 2017, from 9:00-10:00 am (PDT) to present six Israeli companies in various fields of water treatment and management to stakeholders in the United States.  The Mission facilitates trade and investment between the western United States and Israel, and this webinar is intended to support the 2014 California/Israeli Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation, Exchanges, and Cooperation. Water resource management was a top priority for developing this MOU.  To register for the webinar, please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1ea87459454e2e3ccde7dc3c8da9331e


NWRI recently met with water industry leaders in Israel who expressed an interest in collaborating with water agencies and consultants in the United States on innovative water management technologies.  Both NWRI and the Mission can serve as a resource for those interested in exploring opportunities to collaborate with Israeli water scientists.  For more information on the Israeli Economic Mission, please visit http://israeltradeca.org/.



Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship to Open May 1


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2017, for the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.  Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last 5 years are eligible to apply.  Fellows will have the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about science and technology policy and the role that the scientific, engineering, and medical communities play in advising the nation.  More information is available at http://nationalacademies.org/policyfellows.



Submit an Abstract for AWWA Symposium on Potable Reuse (due Apr 21)


The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is accepting abstracts for the 2018 International Symposium on Potable Reuse and Biological Treatment, to be held January 22-25, 2018, in Austin, Texas.  The symposium will bring together water industry professionals from around the world to discuss the most important and challenging issues associated with both direct and indirect potable reuse.  Abstracts should focus on innovation, key questions, challenges, solutions, and areas of acute interest most relevant to the advancement of potable reuse.  Abstracts must be submitted by April 21, 2017.  More information is available at https://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/presenter-resources/call-for-abstracts.aspx#10791211-2018-international-symposium-on-potable-reuse-and-biological-treatment-.



Register to Attend WEF Nutrient Symposium 2017 (Jun 12-14)


Registration is now open for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Nutrient Symposium 2017, to be held June 12-14, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The event, held in cooperation with Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and the Florida Water Environment Association, provides attendees with opportunities to interact with nationally and internationally recognized nutrient removal and recovery technology experts.  Dr. James Barnard, who won the NWRI Clarke Prize Award in 2007, will be speaking in the opening session of the symposium on “A Comprehensive Theory to Understand All Biological Phosphorus Removal Observations.”   For a complete technical program or to register, please visit http://www.wef.org/events/conferences/upcoming-conferences/nutrients/



Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2018 MSSC Annual Salinity Summit (Feb 8-9)


Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $500 to $2,500 are now available for the 2018 Multi-State Salinity Coalition (MSSC) Annual Salinity Summit, to be held February 8-9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  MSSC also is accepting poster abstracts that pertain to relevant topics, such as inland desalination, ocean desalination, concentrate management, salinity policy and government, developing brackish groundwater, and others.  More information is available at http://multi-statesalinitycoalition.com/events/