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This forum is held by the Water Environment Federation, organized in partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and the LIFT program, in cooperation with Manhattan College and BlueTech Research. 

The IR² Forum is an intensive 3-day university modeled event focused on innovation in wastewater and water reuse. The Forum will be attended by leading experts and practitioners from utilities, consulting firms, universities, technology providers, and other key representatives from the industry.

View the Full Technical Program PDF .


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See the complete Technical Program PDF providing the technical program as well as meals, receptions, and other events. The final page of this document provides a handy visual of the Forum's full days' events to better plan your travel to/from Manhattan College.

Sessions include:
Welcome Session
Quick Pitches and Poster Session
Intensifying Biological Processes
Innovations in Process Control
Solids Processing
Friday Evening Keynote with Gerald H. Pollack, PhD
Hydrolysis Showdown
Implementing Innovation

Questions?  Please contact:
Laura (Herman) Childs
Manager, WEF Education & Training
[email protected]


Registration is now closed.  


Written Cancellation notice is required and must be received by Friday, July 21, 2017. If approved, a refund less a 25% administrative fee will be issued. No refunds will be given after July 21, 2017; however, substitute registrants are welcomed. Submit by Fax: 703-684-2471 or Email: [email protected].


Questions?  Please contact:
Kristen Martin
Registration Coordinator
[email protected]



Become a Sponsor and Promote Directly to Your Target Audience.

When it comes to getting the most detailed and focused information on niche subjects in the field of wastewater, no venue brings better value than WEF Events.
-Tony Margevicius, PE (Ohio)
Vice President, Technical Practice Director, Wastewater Treatment

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 forum attendees and WEF Members
• Logo featured in sponsorship directory listing in the conference program
• Logo featured on forum website
• One-time pull of final attendee list in Excel® format
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the forum
• Logo featured on corresponding sponsor slide at the OpeningGeneral Session
• Sponsor badge ribbons
*Option to provide cups or napkins at an event is provided on a first come, first-serve basis.

See SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE and sponsorship contract for full list of opportunities and pricing.

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
      email: [email protected]   


All Forum registrants will be staying in single occupancy dorm style accommodations while at Manhattan College.  If you desire staying in other accommodations, you will need to do so at your own cost. We however encourage staying in the dorm, since networking never ends!


Registered participants will receive individual room keys at the Forum Registration Desk upon checking-in.

Manhattan College
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471


Questions?  Please contact:
Laura (Herman) Childs
Manager, WEF Education & Training
[email protected]