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Clarke Prize Award Ceremony


Date: November 3, 2016


Location: Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, California


Registration: http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html 


More Information:

This year’s Clarke Prize recipient is Mark D. Sobsey, Ph.D., who is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Sobsey was selected for his leadership and contributions to the fields of environmental health microbiology, virology, and water sanitation and hygiene. To download the press release announcing Dr. Sobsey as the recipient of the award, visit www.nwri-usa.org.



Clarke Prize Conference


Date: November 4, 2016


Location: Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, California


Registration: http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html 



Southern California Salinity Management Summit


Date: November 17, 2016


Location: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Website: http://www.socalsalinity.org/ 


11th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse


Date: July 23-27, 2017


Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California


Website: http://iwareuse2017.org/


More Information:

NWRI, Water Environment and Research Foundation (WE&RF), and WateReuse California (WRA CA) are teaming up to host the International Water Association’s (IWA) annual conference in Long Beach, California, on July 23-27, 2017. This specialty conference is being held in the U.S. for the first time, with the goal of highlighting advances in potable and non-potable reuse both here and abroad. The conference provides a unique opportunity for water reuse professionals from around the globe to share information on the newest innovations in treatment technologies, water reuse applications, and strategies for public engagement on new water resource projects.


The combined efforts of NWRI, WE&RF, WRA CA, and IWA will allow us to tailor the program to appeal to water resource professionals from California, other regions across the U.S., and colleagues who are implementing water reuse internationally. Research efforts at WE&RF, formed from the recent merger of WateReuse Research Foundation and the Water Environment Research Foundation, will be highlighted at the conference. NWRI brings information from a range of activities supporting the implementation of potable reuse, including direct potable reuse. WateReuse California is the only trade association that focuses solely on advancing policy and funding to increase water reuse. The IWA, which has held this specialty conference in countries around the world for the past 20 years, develops research and projects on a global basis that focus on solutions for water and wastewater management, which increasingly include water reuse applications.


The purpose of the conference is to support the advancement and development of water reuse globally. This event will provide an opportunity for the water community to share knowledge on water reuse policy and regulations, new technologies, financial models, and public outreach plans. California was selected as the host location because of efforts to implement water reuse projects as the state enters its fifth year of exceptional drought. Because all of the western U.S. states and many areas of the world are predicted to experience longer and more intense dry periods, it is likely that interest in water reuse will continue to increase.


The program is currently under development, and will include daily plenary sessions and keynote talks featuring internationally recognized experts. The IWA Conference Program Committee is currently accepting abstracts from individuals interested in presenting information from case studies, projects, studies, and original research to submit abstracts by October 1, 2016. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed for publication in the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination and Water Science and Technology. For more information on topic sessions, including instructions on how to submit an abstract, go to http://iwareuse2017.org/




NWRI Board of Directors Meetings





August 5, 2016 - Special Meeting of the Board


Time of Public Meeting: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Time of Closed Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 




Orange County Water District

Conference Room C-3

18700 Ward Street

Fountain Valley, CA 92708


NWRI Operations Committee Meetings




June 14, 2016

July 12, 2016

August 9, 2016

September 20, 2016

October 11, 2016

November 8, 2016

December 13, 2016