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Seasonal to Sub-Seasonal (S2S) Precipitation Forecasting

 

Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Location: Orange County Water District

18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

 

What's Important About S2S Forecasting? 

 

There is a recognized need to improve weather forecasting beyond current capabilities. Operational weather models can forecast precipitation events about 2 weeks out, but water managers need more information to make long-term plans for storing and distributing water supply.  Precipitation projections for longer time horizons, up to a year, would be of great benefit to water professionals in intensively managed environments such as California and the Western states, where periods of prolonged drought alternate with intense rainfall events. As our capabilities for longer term projections improve, so will the effectivness of strategies to manage water infrastructure including dams, flood storage, and reservoirs.

 

To learn more about this event, visit http://www.nwri-usa.org/s2s_precipitation_workshop.htm.


Workshop on Non-Potable Onsite Water Systems

 

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and NWRI and partner organizations organized the Workshop on Non-Potable Onsite Water Systems, held November 8, 2017, at TreePeople, in Los Angeles, California. The purpose of the workshop was to engage attendees on the current state and future direction of onsite non-potable water systems. Presentations highlighted findings from the National Blue Ribbon Commission and others. Discussion topics included water quality guidelines, regulations, permitting, treatment system design, economics, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized utilities.

 

For more information on the NWRI Panel, visit http://www.nwri-usa.org/onsite-water-systems.htm.


2017 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony

 

Dates: October 19-20, 2017

 

Location: Irvine, California

 

Website: http://www.clarkeprize.com/index.html 

 

More Information: 

 

The 24th Annual Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize Award Ceremony held on the evening of October 19 recognized an outstanding individual who has implemented exceptional water science research and/or policy development to solve real-world water challenges.  The conference, held all day October 20, featured presentations from Clarke Prize Laureates, representatives from water and wastewater utilities, and other well-known professionals in the water industry.  In addition, the conference showcased innovative academic research and practical case studies of the challenges faced by industry practitioners.

 

For photos of the award ceremony, click here.

 

To watch the award ceremony videos, visit our YouTube page here.

 


2016 Southern California Salinity Management Summit 

 

Held: November 17, 2016

Location: Los Angeles, California

 

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2016 Clarke Prize Conference on Research and Innovations in Urban Water Sustainability

 

Held: November 3-4, 2016

Location: Newport Beach, California

 

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Workshop on Drought Vulnerability and Tools for Improving Water Resilience 

 

Held: October 19-20, 2016

Location: Long Beach, California

 

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Drought Response Workshop

 

Held: May 16-17, 2016

Location: Irvine, California

 

 
 
 

NSF Workshop: Engaging the Environmental Community on Direct Potable Reuse (2016)

 

Held: January 14, 2016

Location: Fountain Valley, California

 

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 2015 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference on Research and Innovations in Urban Water Sustainability 

 

Held: October 30, 2015

Location: Huntington Beach, California

 

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Direct Potable Reuse in California Speciality Seminar (2015)

Held: September 23, 2015

Location: Berkeley, California

 

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DesalTech 2015

 

Held: August 28-29, 2015

Location: San Diego, California

 

Click here to visit the conference web site, which contains the conference program and abstracts.

 


DWR/NWRI/SCWC Drought Response Workshop (2015)

 

Held: February 25-26, 2015

Location: Irvine, California


 


2014 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference on Research and Innovations in Urban Water Sustainability

 

Held: November 7, 2014

Location: Huntington Beach, California

 

Organized By: NWRI

 

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Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) (2014)

 

Held: October 5-10, 2014

Location: Pacific Grove, California

 

Organized By: NWRI

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Click here to visit the ISSM2014 website.

 

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2013 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference on Research and Innovations in Urban Water Sustainability

 

Held: November 15, 2013

Location: Newport Beach, California

 

Organized By: NWRI

 

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DWR/NWRI Drought Response Workshop (2013)

 

Held: October 8, 2013

Location: Irvine, California

 

Organized By: California Department of Water Resources and NWRI

 

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DWR/NWRI Drought Response Workshop (2012)

 

Held: November 6, 2012

Location: Fountain Valley, California

 

Organized By: California Department of Water Resources and NWRI

 

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2012 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference on Research and Innovations in Urban Water Sustainability

 

Held: November 2, 2012

Location: Newport Beach, California

 

Organized By: NWRI

 

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Workshop for NWRI Panel Examining the Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse

 

Held: August 29, 2012

Location: Los Angeles, California

 

Hosted By: NWRI, Trussell Technologies Inc., and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

 

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Fourth IWA Specialty Conference on Natural Organic Matter: From Source to Tap and Beyond

 

Held: July 27-29, 2011

Location: Costa Mesa, California USA

 

Organized By: International Water Association;  Urban Water Research Center at the University of California, Irvine; National Water Research Institute; Southeast Environmental Research Center at the Florida International University; Cranfield Water Science Institute at Cranfield University; and University of California Office of the President

 

Click here for more information and to download the presentations sldies and papers.

 

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session 1Managed Aquifer Recharge Symposium: Increasing Opportunities for Groundwater Storage

 

Held: January 25-26, 2011

Location: Irvine, California

 

Organized By : NWRI, Orange County Water District, and Water Research Foundation (WaterRF)

 

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First International Conference on Microbial Transport and Survival in Porous Media

 

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Held: May 10-13, 2009

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

 

Sponsors: NWRI, Canadian Water Network, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management


Purpose: To advance our understanding of the transport and survival of microorganisms and, particularly, pathogens in subsurface environments and the associated risk of pathogen contamination in groundwater.

 

Sessions: Transport of colloids and microorganisms in granular, unsaturated, and fractured media; groundwater under the direct influence; microscale investigations of colloid and microbe transport; and a regulatory roundtable discussion, among others.

 

Plenary Speakers: Charles O'Melia (Johns Hopkins University); Menachem Elimelech (Yale University), Ronald Harvey (U.S. Geological Survey), Charles Gerba (University of Arizona), and Joan Rose (Michigan State University)

 

Program: Click here to download the program.

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Past NWRI EventsShort Course on UV for Wastewater and Water Reuse

 

Held: March 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida

 

Partners: International Ultraviolet Association, WateReuse Florida, Carollo Engineers, Black & Veatch

Purpose: To provide the tools and resources needed to help utilities implement cost- and performance-effective UV systems as a reliable treatment technology for waterborne pathogens in wastewater and recycled water.

Brief Summary:

Over 90 participants came together at the UV workshop to learn more about implementing cost- and performance-effective ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems.

A simple, low-cost, and highly efficient technology, UV disinfection uses high levels of radiation to disinfect water and wastewater, damaging the genetic structure of waterborne pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, and rendering them non-infectious.

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Topics included the following:


  • The public health relevance of disinfection.

  • Certification processes and certified UV reactors.

  • Capital costs and operation costs.

Also featured were manufacturer equipment displays, and the opportunity to join in roundtable discussions about UV technology and the different types of resources and suppliers that were available to support UV systems.