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2015 Water Reuse Conference

Water Reuse - 2015

The 11th annual Water Reuse Conference was held May 27-28, 2015, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.

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.


Wednesday, May 27

Topics Presenter
Moderator Guy Carpenter, Ken Windram, and Bob Johnson
Status of Water Reuse in the Nation, Northwest, and Idaho Chas Ariss, Kristina Westbrook, and Guy Carpenter
Addressing Climate Change for Strong Cities - Sustainable, Resilient, Vibrant Viccy Salazar
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Chellie Jensen and Dennis Merrick
Benefits and Challenges of Industrial Reuse Including Using Potato Processing Wastewater for Land Application Al Goodman
The Value of Water – Practically Speaking Art Umble
Southern Nevada’s Water Resource Strategy: Resilience, Adaptation and Risk Management Andrew Burns
Variations of Water Recycling Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines Bahman Sheikh
Water Reuse from State Regulators Point of View AZ, CO, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA

Thursday, May 28

Topics Presenter
WateReuse Association Pacific Northwest Section Meeting Kristina Westbrook
Moderator Guy Carpenter, Ken Windram, and Bob Johnson
Constituents of Emerging Concern the State of the Science Brad Jeppson and Dr. Tanja Rauch-Williams
Are Downstream Fish Under the Influence of Drugs? Michael D. Luers
Achieving Optimal Removal of Trace Organic Compounds and Nutrients Rion Merlo
Three Water Reuse Case studies: Reclaimed Water: Harrison Medical Center, Demonstration Projects: A Reuse Link to Your Community, and City of Walla Walla Reclamation Experience John Poppe, Ben McConkey, Jim Kimball and Frank Nicholson
Arizona Perspectives and Priorities of State and Municipal Reclaimed Water Mark Holmes
Reclaimed Water Facilities in Washington State and Their Impacts on Existing Water Rights Keith Stoffel
Legal Considerations for Water Re-Use: Whose Water Is It, Where Does It Come From, and Where Does It Go? Andy Waldera
Recharging Recycled Water IDWR, IDEQ with AZ, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT and WA

Continuing Education Credits

Attendance certificates or Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing (IBOL) CEUs are available upon request at the conference. IBOL CEUs are approved for both wastewater and drinking water:

  • Total wastewater CEUs available for both days of the conference: 1.4
  • Total drinking water and wastewater CEUs available for both days of the conference: 1.225
  • Total drinking water and wastewater CEUs available for J.R. Simplot Tour 0.100 (The combined CEUs may be used for either drinking water or wastewater CEUs.)

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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

Data Entry Analyst
Brenda Valverde
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0522

Conference Sponsors

Thanks to our planning committee: Basic American Food, Bowen Collins & Associates, Brown and Caldwell, Cascade Earth Sciences, CDM Smith, CH2M Hill, city of Boise, city of Caldwell, city of Ketchum, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, EPA, HDR, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Integrated Watershed Solutions, J.R. Simplot Company, J-U-B Engineers, Keller Associates, Lott Clean Water Alliance, MWH Global, Mountain Waterworks, Pharmer Engineering, Sorrento Lactalis, SPF Water Engineering, Sun Valley Water & Sewer, Utah Division of Water Quality, Washington Department of Ecology, and WateReuse Pacific Northwest.

Related Pages

2014 Water Reuse Conference

2013 Idaho Water Reuse Conference

2012 Idaho Water Reuse Conference