The Water Research Foundation works with topic experts to develop events that are topical and useful to our water utility subscribers.

Sustainable Water Management Conference 2017
Hosted by the American Water Works Association, this annual conference brings together water sector stakeholders to focus on sustainability. Specific themes include balancing the benefits and costs of conservation, water resource management, sustainable infrastructure, urban planning, energy efficiency, reuse, and more.

Cyanotoxins Research Needs Expert Symposium 2016
This Expert Symposium is related to WRF project #4657, “Cyanobacterial Blooms and Cyanotoxins: Knowledge Synthesis, Utility Workshop and Research Gaps.” This workshop was conducted June 7–8, 2016, at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Sustainable Water Management Conference 2016
Hosted by the American Water Works Association, this annual conference brings together water sector stakeholders to focus on sustainability. Specific themes include balancing the benefits and costs of conservation, water resource management, sustainable infrastructure, urban planning, energy efficiency, reuse, and more.

Lead and Copper Symposium 2016
Hosted by the Philadelphia Water Department in cooperation with WRF, this event provided insights on possible future changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, based on recent National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) discussions.

Large Pressure Pipe Structural Rehabilitation Conference 2016
Hosted by Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles, this conference brought together a diverse group of utility representatives, consultants, and manufacturers to cover a wide variety of topics related to large pressure pipe rehabilitation.

Taste and Odor Expert Symposium for Large River Sources 2015
A robust, on-going taste and odor management program, including source water monitoring, treatment and operations, and customer communications, is paramount for the efficient and customer-responsive utility.

Effective Utility Management Benchmarking Workshop 2015
Presentations by eight water and wastewater utilities about their experiences in meeting strategic goals by using the ten attributes of Effective Utility Management and other frameworks and tools.

Rate Restructure Communication Workshop 2014(Subscriber Only)
Presenters from Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, California, and a consulting firm describe their experiences with communication strategies that build support for rate changes.

Infrastructure Management Workshop 2014 (Subscriber Only)
Watch presentations by industry experts and practitioners about the current state of the science of condition assessment technologies, condition assessment strategies, and case studies of utilities that have implemented successful programs.

Risk Management for Water Utility Organizations 2014(Subscriber Only)
Presenters from Cranfield University and Yorkshire Water describe risk analysis tools, organizational cultures for implementation of risk management strategies, and risk governance within the international water sector.

Sustainable Water Management Conference 2014
Presenters propose solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing infrastructure, developing robust supply models and watershed management plans, water reuse, resource management, green infrastructure and more.

Condition Assessment Symposium 2013 (Subscriber Only)
Watch videos of presentations that covered the current state of the science of condition assessment technologies, highlighted condition assessment strategies, and provided a few case-studies of utilities that have implemented condition assessment programs.

Hexavalent Chromium Symposium 2013
Watch videos of presentations that provided in-depth information related to the latest developments in health effects research, regulation of hexavalent chromium as a contaminant, treatment techniques, and associated challenges and costs.

Wildfire Readiness and Response Symposium 2013
Objectives included understanding the impacts of wildfire on water quality; identifying and characterizing strategies that are effective for mitigating or minimizing wildfire impacts; and understanding the challenges faced by drinking water utilities after wildfires and the solutions that have been effective.