The symposium was held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and The Water Research Foundation.

 This symposium brought together environmental professionals from around the world for a showcase on reuse and disinfection. This exciting symposium was designed to educate practitioners, facility owners, operators, researchers, and public administrators about current reuse and disinfection issues, including regulatory requirements and methods for analyzing problems and finding innovative solutions.


 Couldn't attend the symposium but still want the proceedings? Click here or call 1-800-666-0206 and ask for Stock Number CPDF1806


The Final Onsite Program (PDF) is now available. Click this link for complete information to plan your time in Portland.

Download the draft technical program! Or Click here for more information about the technical program.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Click here to download the workshop agenda!
Sunday, July 29
1:00 – 4:30 PM
(Additional fees apply)
Workshop A: Emerging Issues with Pathogens and Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Water Reuse and Surface Water Discharge

Emerging chemical and biological constituents in water and wastewater are a concern for the public and regulators alike. It is fundamental for our wastewater and water reuse industry to increase the scientific understanding of the risks of constituents of concern (CECs) and prioritize their assessment, as well as to become familiar with treatment alternatives that can mitigate a range of these emerging compounds. This workshop will examine hormones, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl compounds (PFAS) (including fire-fighting foams), pathogens, and antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater, non-potable reclaimed water, and purified reclaimed water for potable water reuse. The workshop team will share the latest research from pilot and full-scale treatment and monitoring approaches and provide attendees with the necessary tools to protect public health and water quality.


Questions? Please contact:
WEF Education & Training



Portland Crown Plaza
1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Attendees may call 866-242-1264 and reference the group name to make their hotel reservations.

Speaker Resources

This section provides valuable information for conference speakers. Please use the resources below to facilitate your manuscript and copyright submission. 

DRS 2018 Speaker Portal

Manuscript Guidelines

Speaker Packet

License Agreement PDF - Review Only

License Agreement FAQ

Manuscript and signed Copyright Forms are due on July 5th, 2018



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Exhibit Space Reservation & Contract
Exhibitor Prospectus     

Exhibitors are required to review the License for Exhibiting prior to signing the Exhibit Space Reservation & Contract. Additionally, the exhibitor agrees to all the terms and conditions of this License.

Table Top Space Rates 
WEF Exhibitor Member: $1,700
Nonmember: $1,900
Please note: WEF has multiple types of memberships.
Only WEF Exhibitor Members are eligible for the discount on exhibit space.

Become an Exhibitor Member to receive discounted booth space fees.

Space Rates Include:

  • One (1) Complimentary booth personnel badge
  • Listing in the onsite conference program exhibitor directory  
  • Access to registrant data via the internet once space is fully paid
  • Access to conference proceedings
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities

Questions about Reserving Space?
    Sarah Evans Moretti
    Manager, Exhibition Sales
    phone: 703-684-2466

Already an Exhibitor?
    Jessica LaFever
    Manager, Exhibition Operations  
    phone: 703-684-2446 


Become a Sponsor and Promote Directly to Your Target Audience.

50% of surveyed WEF conference attendees recognized conference sponsors and were able to accurately identify what they sponsored.

Attract the attention of key decision-makers with multiple exposure opportunities available at price points designed for any marketing plan.


Overall Sponsor Benefits*
• Enhanced visibility to symposium attendees and WEF Members
• Logo recognition on corresponding sponsor slide at the Opening General Session
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the conference
• Logo with sponsor directory listing including company website in conference program
• Logo on conference homepage rotating banner recognizing all conference sponsors
•Pre-registered and final attendee lists in Excel format
•Sponsor badge ribbons

* Overall sponsor benefits are included with all opportunities, except hotel sponsorships, meterboards, and tote bag inserts.

Sponsors are required to review the License for Sponsoring prior to signing the Sponsor Reservation & Contract. Additionally, the sponsor agrees to all the terms and conditions of this License.

Questions about Sponsoring?  
      Sarah Evans Moretti  
      Manager, Exhibition Sales       
      phone: 703-684-2466
Already a Sponsor?
     Ronnetta Zack-Williams
     Sponsorship Coordinator
     phone: 703-684-2468

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service


WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Walter Marlowe.