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May 18, 2017, E-Newsletter


Register for the 2017 IWA Reuse Conference in Long Beach, CA (Jul 23-27)   


Register now for the 2017 International Water Association (IWA) Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, to be held on July 23-27, 2017, in Long Beach, California.  Jointly hosted by NWRI, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), and WateReuse California, the conference brings together water managers, industry leaders, and researchers to discuss 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/.



Save the Date: 24th Annual Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Conference (Oct 19-20)  


The 2017 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Conference will be held October 19-20, 2017, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California.  The 24th Annual Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize Award Ceremony on the evening of October 19 will recognize an outstanding individual who has implemented exceptional water science research and/or policy development to solve real-world water challenges.  This year’s recipient will be announced in June.  The conference, to be held on October 20, will feature presentations from Clarke Prize Laureates, representatives from water and wastewater utilities, and other well-known professionals in the water industry.  In addition, the conference will showcase innovative academic research and practical case studies of the challenges faced by industry practitioners.  More information is available at www.clarkeprize.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at three levels – Gold at $5,000, Silver at $2,500, or Bronze at $1,000.  For more details about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eileen Chao at echao@nwri-usa.org.



Water Planet Named Breakthrough Water Tech Company of the Year


Water Planet, an NWRI Corporate Associate, was recently granted the 2017 Global Water Award for Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the year.  The Global Water Awards are voted by subscribed readers of Global Water Intelligence magazine, Water Desalination Report, and individual members of the International Desalination Association.  Water Planet is a Los Angeles-based company that markets the world’s first smart membrane products, including PolyCera Membranes and IntelliFlux Systems, which enable reliable and cost-effective approaches to industrial water reuse.  View the full press release at http://www.waterplanet.com/water-planet-honored-with-global-water-award-as-breathrough-water-technology-company-of-the-year/



Clarke Prize Laureate Pedro Alvarez Selected as AEESP Distinguished Lecturer


Rice University Professor Pedro Alvarez, who received the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize in 2012, has been selected as the 2017-2018 AEESP Foundation Distinguished Lecturer.  From September 2017 through April 2018, Alvarez will tour schools around the nation, presenting two lectures:


·       Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant “Superbugs” in Sewage Treatment Plants

·       Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment and Address Growing Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus


The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) is now accepting applications for host schools.  More information is available at http://aeespfoundation.org/content/2017-2018-application-host-distinguished-lecturer.



Register Now for 10th Annual OC Water Summit in Anaheim, CA (Jun 16)


Registration is now open for the 10th annual OC Water Summit, to be held June 16, 2017, in Anaheim, California.  Hosted by the Orange County Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, and the Disneyland Resort, the Summit brings together experts and influencers to discuss new and ongoing water supply challenges, water policy issues, and other related topics that affect the economy and public health.  The theme of this year’s conference, “Finding Water,” will focus on essential new water supplies that could meet the needs of California in the face of recurring droughts and growing populations.  Featured speakers include:  David Sedlak, Professor at University of California, Berkeley, and the 2014 NWRI Clarke Prize Laureate; Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Seth Siegel, the New York Times best-selling author of “Let There Be Water,” and others.  To register or for more information, please visit http://www.ocwatersummit.com/.



Nominations Open for 2018 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize (due June 30)


The Singapore Millennium Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, which honors individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward solving the world’s water challenges by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies, or programs.  The prize includes $300,000 and a gold medallion, to be presented during Singapore International Water Week, to be held July 8-12, 2018.  Nominations must be submitted by June 30, 2017.  The Orange County Water District, an NWRI member agency, was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize in 2014, and the NWRI Clarke Prize Laureate James Barnard received the award in 2011.  More information, including nomination guidelines, is available at http://www.siww.com.sg/lee-kuan-yew-water-prize.  


Register for Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference in Irvine (May 23-24)


The Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference will be held May 23-24, 2017, at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).  The conference brings together students, researchers, elected officials, and others to discuss relationships between the ocean, coastal environments, climate change, wetland restoration, habitat conservation and management, and other topics.  The conference is presented by UCI Oceans, Water UCI, and the UCI Sustainability Initiative in partnership with the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.  More information is available at http://oceans.uci.edu/headwaters-ocean-h2o-conference/