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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


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 Gus 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, CO, ID, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA

* Agenda subject to change

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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

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Related Pages

2015 Water Reuse Conference

2014 Water Reuse Conference

2013 Idaho Water Reuse Conference

2012 Idaho Water Reuse Conference