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2017 Water Reuse Conference

This annual conference enables water and wastewater operators, engineers, public works directors, elected officials, consultants, developers, attorneys, environmental advocates, and other professionals to continue their education, network, and discuss key issues related to water reuse in Idaho and the West.

May 17-18, 2017
Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise 83714

The cost for the two-day conference is $155 until Sunday, April 30, it will increase to $200 on Monday, May 1. Two tours will be offered May 16 for $25 each. Tour Details


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Thanks to our planning committee: Basic American Food, Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers, Cascade Earth Sciences, City of Caldwell, CH2M Hill, Clean Water Services, Forsgren Associates, Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board, HDR, Idaho DEQ, J4 Engineering, J.R. Simplot Company, J-U-B Engineers, Keller Associates, Kennedy Jenks Consultants, King County Washington, MWH Global and Stantec, WA Department of Ecology, and WateReuse Association Pacific Northwest Section.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, May 16 Pre-session Events

  • J.R. Simplot tour from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Municipal Reuse Systems tour from 1 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17

  • Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 18

  • Conference from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 pm


Wednesday, May 17

Topics Presenters
Moderators Guy Carpenter, Andy O'Neill, Ken Windram
Status of Water Reuse in the Nation, Northwest and Idaho Larry Waters, Guy Carpenter, Chris Stoll
Utilities of the Future Linda Kelly
Water Reuse Case Studies Erin English and Gene Gussenhoven
Educating the Community about the Future of Sustainable Water through our Children - Lunch Presentation WateReuse Association
Irrigation System Operation – Advice from a Farmer and Irrigation Engineer Bruce Sandoval
Means to Control Salinity without Desalination Processes in Reuse Projects Joe DiGiorgio and Vijay Sundaram
The Reuse Permitting Process in Idaho Wendy Waudby
Public Acceptance of Recycled Water – New Water Brew Bart Weiss, Abigail Antolovich, Jared Kinnear

Thursday, May 18

Topics Presenters
Advantages of Being Involved with Professional Organizations for Operators, Utility Management, and Operations Chris Stoll
Recycled Municipal Wastewater and Antibiotic Resistance: Is There a Connection? Jean McLain
Evaluation of Virus Removal Capabilities of Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems in a Full Scale Water Reclamation Facility Paul Swaim
Summary of WRRF Project: Findings of UV Disinfection Knowledgebase for Reuse Applications Traci Brooks
Recycled Water On the Go – Fill ‘er up Kristina Westbrook
How to Fund a Reuse Project in Idaho Aimee Hill
First Aquifer Injection and Storage in the State of New Mexico of Highly-Treated Reuse Jim Chiasson
Water Reuse from State Regulators Point of View AZ, NV, NM, OR, CO, ID, WA

* Agenda subject to change

Continuing Education

The conference is pending approval of 1.6 CEUs for wastewater and 1.3 CEUs for drinking water and wastewater from Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

The conference is approved for up to 1.8 Washington State Wastewater CEUs. Please let us know if you are needing CEUs for other states.

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Staff Contacts

Wastewater Analyst
Tressa Nicholas
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0116

Water Reuse Conference Assistant
Thomas VanDerWeide
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0156

Conference Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Becoming a sponsor or vendor is an excellent way to show support for water reuse. Conference vendor tables and sponsorship are available. To become a conference sponsor, contact Tressa Nicholas at, (208) 373-0116.

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. A limited block of rooms is available at the hotel and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Mention the Water Reuse Conference group rate when making a reservation to obtain the conference rate. To make a reservation, visit the Riverside Hotel's website, or call (208) 343-1871.

All reservations must be made by Friday, April 28, 2017 to secure the special rate.

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Related Pages

2015 Water Reuse Conference

2014 Water Reuse Conference

2013 Idaho Water Reuse Conference

2012 Idaho Water Reuse Conference