Conference Tracks


Two days of conference activities offer a strong focus on solving practical challenges through real-world examples presented by leading figures in the water resource industry.

Water Reuse
This track encompasses topics such as policies associated with indirect and direct potable reuse (IDPR and DPR), facility planning and design, water treatment, water-quality management, agricultural reuse, and groundwater management. Presentations in this track will highlight innovative reuse projects and may also focus on topics such as nutrient recovery, aquifer recharge, contaminants of emerging concern, and public education.

The Future of Green Infrastructure
This track focuses on green infrastructure not only for stormwater management but also as it relates to water reuse. The goal of using GI for stormwater management has usually been simply to remove the water from the stormwater system by infiltrating it as quickly as possible. Now we’re starting to view aquifer replenishment and capture for irrigation or other uses as equally important goals. Presentations in this track will look at examples of multi-use GI projects.

Erosion Control
This track concerns erosion control efforts in the arid Western and Southwestern states, especially wildfire-related efforts such as post-fire erosion and sediment control, restoration and revegetation, and landslide prevention.

Funding and Permitting
This track focuses on financial and policy issues for stormwater managers and water utilities. Topics include collaboration among MS4-permitted cities, such as pooling resources to develop public education and outreach materials; complying with California’s stringent industrial stormwater permit; and challenges of convincing ratepayers and public officials of the need for a stormwater utility in an arid environment. It also covers regulatory frameworks and permitting processes for water reuse projects.