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September 19, 2017, E-Newsletter


One Month Away: Clarke Prize Conference (Oct 20)

The Focus of the Conference Is on Research to Support Water Quality Criteria for Potable Reuse


Interested in potable reuse, particularly on research to support the development of water quality criteria in California and elsewhere?  Then you don’t want to miss the 2017 Clarke Prize Conference, which will be held on October 20, in Irvine, California.


The conference program includes:



The conference will also feature a keynote presentation by Robert Glennon, Ph.D., University of Arizona, on “Our Future in a Warming, Water-Stressed World.” 


We will also hear from Charles Haas, Ph.D., of Drexel University, who is the 2017 Clarke Prize recipient and author of the Clarke Prize Lecture on “A Biologist to Engineers, and an Engineer to Biologists.”


Early registration rates are still available.  The general conference rate is $200; discounted rates are available for professors, students, and NWRI Member Agencies and Corporate Associates.  Register now at http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html.



Professors: Register Three Students for Free for the Clarke Prize Conference (Oct 20)


Professors who register for the annual Clarke Prize Conference can register up to three students for free—that’s a savings of $150!  To register yourself and your students, please visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html.



Registration Now Open for the WE&RF Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Workshop


Registration is now open for the Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Workshop, hosted by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF).  NWRI, Water Research Foundation, U.S. Water Alliance, and the California Water Environment Association are partnering with WE&RF on this workshop, which will be held on November 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.


NWRI administered the Panel that wrote the report this workshop is based on, and the workshop will engage attendees on the current and future state of onsite non-potable water systems (onsite systems).  Workshop topics will focus on water quality guidelines, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized water and wastewater systems.  To register, visit http://www.werf.org/OnsiteSystemsWorkshop.



OCWD Leads National Science Foundation Funded Study of the Metagenomics of Water Quality


The Orange County Water District (OCWD) is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will aid the water industry in its continued effort to improve water quality.  The $100,000 award will be used to apply metagenomics, an exciting new technology that holds significant promise to water quality assessment.  More information on the NSF grant can be found at https://www.ocwd.com/news-events/awards/.



UC Davis to Host Forum on Small Water Systems (Sept 20)


The UC Davis Policy Institute and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water will be hosting a forum on Drought Resilience for Small Water Systems, to be held on September 20, 2017, in Sacramento, California.   Over the past 2 years, a research team at UC Davis has sought to understand small system drought impacts and responses, as well as barriers to long-term drought and climate resilience.  For registration information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-forum-on-drought-resilience-for-small-water-systems-registration-36593194229.