32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium

The 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held on September 10-13 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation’s preeminent conference on water reuse and the only conference that is dedicated solely to advancing the policy, technology, innovation and public acceptance of water reuse.

This year’s Symposium will feature:

  • More than 100 presentations, panel discussions, and workshops.
  • technical tour with a stops at the Town of Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and the Scottsdale Water’s Reclamation and Advanced Water Treatment Plant.
  • The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge —sample beers made with purified recycled water.
  • Dinner with dancing at The Duce and an optional baseball game (Arizona Diamondbacks versus the Colorado Rockies).
  • Annual awards luncheon.

To learn more about this conference and register you can click on the following link.

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Call for Papers on Estuary and Coast

The International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts is expecting the submission of research papers. All authors of selected papers will be invited to the event.

The International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), one of regional allies of GWP China, advocates its upcoming event “the 6th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts”, on August 20-23, 2018 in Cean, France, together with the University of Caen Normandie and the Group of Scientific Interests.

Under such theme “Estuaries and Coasts in times of Global Change”, it includes several topics as below:

  • Saline intrusion and sea level rise: measurements, modelling and forecasting their impacts to economic development and human lives ;
  • Waves and Tsunami: Measurements, modelling, forecasting and warning system ;
  • Estuarine and coastal flows and their evolution by climate change ;
  • Sediment transport and morphological change in estuaries and coastal zones ;
  • Megacities development and coastal floods under the threat of sea level rise and climate change : Observation, modelling, forecasting and early warning systems ;
  • Environment and ecosystem change in estuaries and coastal zones in time of global change ;
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management for sustainable developments in global change context ;
  • Environment and Marine Renewable Energies.

HIGHLIGHTS for whom have interestes in the theme and its topics—

Important dates

  • Oct 1, 2017 : submission of abstracts
  • Dec 1, 2017 : notification of abstract acceptance
  • Jan 31, 2018 : submission of full papers
  • Mar 31, 2018 : notification of paper acceptance
  • Apr 30, 2018 : submission of camera-ready Manuscripts
Abstract submission

Abstracts (between 200 and 1000 words) should be submitted via the following application :   https://icec-2018.sciencesconf.org
Papers should provide detailed information on the objectives of the study, the methodology, the main results and major conclusions. They should mention the name, affiliation of authors, and Email of the corresponding author.


All of the presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
One can check this link for more details.
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Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2017

Achieving water security is one of the major challenges faced by society on both a global and local level. The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC 2017) aims to build a bridge between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders.
The event will be held in Cologne, Germany from the 18-21 September, 2017. It is organised by the Centers for Natural Resources and Development – CNRD (TH Köln), the International Network on Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries – SWINDON (TU Braunschweig) in cooperation with the Food Security Center – FSC.
Full details are available on the conference website.
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Algae Wars: A plan to clean water and convert algae to energy

In Laura Sanchez’s Water Efficiency blog post on August 9, 2017, she discusses the severity of algae growths in some parts of the United States, as well as, an experimental remediation project currently being developed by Sandia National Laboratories.

To continue reading and comment on her blog post follow this link.

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Improving Water Resources Management from the Ground Up

We all know the significance of gathering data for the effective running of our organization. Such data is ensured by acquiring reliable rain and stream flow gauges. In her article below Sarah Witman discusses guidelines put forward by the World Meteorological Organization, as well as, a recent study by Keum and Coulibaly, which has expanded on such guidelines to assist persons on determining optimal locations for such gauges and how to better understand information from stream gauges.

Source: Improving Water Resources Management from the Ground Up

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Free Webinar: Paradigm Shifts in Water Quality Sensor Design

Data from continuous water quality monitoring networks inform critical activities across every sector of the surface water industry today, from meeting federal and state water quality standards and ensuring safe recreational waters, to researching and managing the effects of climate change. As such, continuous water quality monitoring networks must produce results that meet the data quality objectives for a given program while operating within the constraints of limited human resources and budgets.

Until now, however, deploying and cost-effectively maintaining an autonomous monitoring network has been limited by lack of advancements in sensor technology.

Join David A. Bossie for a free online training webinar exploring how innovations in water quality sensor design are challenging old beliefs about the ability of autonomous, long-term monitoring networks to produce representative, comparable data at a price point within reach of most organizations.

Specifically, we’ll learn how you can operate pH sensors hands-free for months that previously required calibration every 1-2 weeks.  We’ll see how turbidity sensor accuracy is no longer worrisome due to improved linearity across the range of 0-4000 NTU, and how the use of LEDs and filters provide stability not found with incandescent light sources.  Finally, we’ll explore how you can deploy conductivity sensors in biofouling environments without loss of accuracy thanks to an innovative, open-faced design that allows wiping.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how limitations of existing technologies in continuous water quality-monitoring networks affect data quality and network maintenance costs.
  • Explore how the evolution of the pH sensor design results in improved stability, data quality and reduced calibration frequency.
  • Discover how improved turbidity sensor design increases linearity and accuracy in clear and high sediment environments.
  • Examine how improved conductivity sensor design coupled with anti-fouling systems improves performance in high biofouling environments.

To learn more about this webinar, which is scheduled for August 29th, 2017, and enroll click here.

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EOS Earth and Space Science News – August 2017

The EOS Earth and Space Science News magazine (Volume 98 No. 8) for August 2017 is now available for perusal.

Some of the topics highlighted in this issue include climate change, air pollution, data sets for land-air exchanges, hurricane risk and rapid warming in the arctic.


EOS Earth and Space Science News – August 2017

Persons wishing to view this issue can email me or check me at my desk.

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A New Model for River Meanders

This article by Emily Underwood highlights research by Bogoni et al. in terms capturing the complex process of changing river paths after floods.


Source: A New Model for River Meanders

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On the Pulse – Smart meters and acoustic sensors limit non-revenue water loss.

The town of Olds in Alberta, Canada, faced a daunting task. The public works and utilities department, serving the town of approximately 8,000, set out in 2007 to decrease the municipality’s total water usage by 10% by January 2017, using the amount of water it consumed in 2006 as a baseline.

To meet this goal, town officials knew that they would have to address the water that leaked out of Olds’ water delivery system each year. And in this challenge, Olds is far from alone.

According to information published by energy and water resource management company Itron, more than 32 billion cubic meters of treated water leak from urban water supply systems across the world every year. That is equal to more than $18 billion of non-revenue water.

To continue reading about what has been done in the town of Olds, as well as, what has been done by other utilities click here.


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Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS)

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ([CCCCC]) and NOAA/AOML have reached an agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding for a Phase 2 extension of the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to at least five new countries in the Eastern Caribbean. Under this agreement, AOML (partially funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program), will provide consultation and information systems support, to […]

via Phase 2 of the Coral Reef Early Warning System — caribbeanclimate

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