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Held in collaboration with Imagine H2O and with support from the California Water Environment Association

A WEF members only event

This exclusive, two-day meeting will bring water sector leaders together for discussions on how to move innovation into practice.

This event has been organized as part of the WEF Innovation Initiative, which also includes LIFT, a joint effort between WEF and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) to help bring new water technology to the field quickly and efficiently.

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Conference Topics:

  • Putting it in to Practice: Operations and Management
  • Driving Innovation within Regulatory Frameworks
  • Financing Infrastructure at the Utility of the Future
  • Implementing Innovation: Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange
  • Harnessing Utility/University Partnerships
  • Collaborating is Key: Connecting with Technical, Academic, and Finance Leaders
  • Exploring the Future: Roundtable Discussions with Start Up Winners of the 2017 Imagine H2O Water Data Challenge
  • Implementing Change: Real World Stories and Challenges of Starting Up Innovation Programs
  • Creating for the Future: A Discussion with the Leaders of Tomorrow’s Water Sector

Gary Kremen

Our featured lunch speaker will be Director Gary Kremen – 
District 7, Board of Directors, Santa Clara Valley Water District.



Questions? Please contact:
Renee Kayal



Interested in more?

For more information on the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) and how WEF and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation are accelerating adoption of innovative technologies, visit the LIFT website.



Advance Registration is now closed!
You may register onsite at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA


Please note: If you've signed up for a WEF membership in the last 24 hours, your membership may not yet be synced to the registration system.

Important Deadlines

  • Super Saver Deadline: 2/10/2017
  • Cancellation Deadline: 3/3/2017
  • Last Day to Register in advance: 3/3/17 (If you do not register by the advance deadline, you can still register onsite at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA)

All receipt deadlines are by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET)


WEF Members Only Pricing

  • Full Conference: $570 (Before 2/10/2017)
  • Full Conference: $720 (After 2/10/2017)
  • Student Member Full Conference: No Charge 

Cancellation Policy

Q: What is your cancellation policy? A: Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email, fax or mail no later than March 3, 2017. If approved, refunds will be issued, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds are issued after March 3.

Q: Is there a penalty for substitutions? A: No.  Substitutions are welcomed without penalty and should be submitted in writing by mail or by fax no later than March 3.  The substitute must submit the original registrant’s name & registrant ID number with their request.  Substitutions needed after March 3 must be done onsite.

Ways to submit a cancellation or substitution:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 703-684-2471
  • Mail to:
    • Water Environment Federation

      Registration Coordinator

      601 Wythe Street

      Alexandria, VA 22314

For any questions please contact:

Phone: call 1-703-684-2441


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 event attendees/WEF Members
• Logo recognition on onsite program
• Logo recognition on presentation slide at the beginning of each day
• Logo featured in online sponsorship directory listing with hyperlink to company website
• Pre-registered and final attendee lists in Excel® format
• Branding on signage recognizing all sponsors on display for the duration of the event
• Sponsor badge ribbons
* Overall sponsor benefits are included with all opportunities, except hotel sponsorships.

See SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE 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.


Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 392-7755

The ROOM BLOCK Cut Off Date has passed at the SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL. 

To book your hotel room you can call 1-800-KIMPTON (1-800-546-7866

Click Here for Hotel Overview and Map and Directions.