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Call for Presentation Proposals

WateReuse California is now accepting presentation proposals for its 2022 Annual Conference to be held in person September 11-13, 2022, in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero. The deadline for presentation proposals is June 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. 

Please login to begin or complete a proposal to present at the conference. If you have submitted a proposal for a previous WateReuse conference using our online submission system, you may use the same login that you’ve used previously. If you have not previously submitted for a conference, please create an account. The member login that you use on the main website does not work for presentation proposal submissions. Submission word length is limited to 50, 500, and 100 words for the summary description, presentation proposal, and learning outcomes, respectively.


A conference registration discount will be provided for all speakers.


  • June 1, 2022: Presentation Proposals Due
  • June 30, 2022: Presenters Notified
  • September 1, 2022: Selected Power Points Due to WRCA


To be considered for a panel or a technical presentation, submit a presentation proposal by June 1, 2022. Authors will be notified by June 30, 2022 if their abstract has been selected. Presentation proposals criteria includes:

  • Presentations should be 30 minutes, with panel presentations scheduled for 90 minutes.
  • Proposals for a cohesive and interactive panel with a moderator that cover an entire track are encouraged.
  • Panelists to be allowed short introduction (~5 min) with majority of time dedicated to moderator and audience Q&A.
  • Presentations should have 1-2 presenters. Panels should have a minimum of 3 presenters, plus a moderator.


The conference is designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects in California. Conference attendees include water recycling leaders, public agency representatives, elected officials, customers, developers, consultants, teachers, operators, environmental groups, students, manufacturer, representatives and other individuals interested in engaging in the dialog about water recycling.


The conference organizing committee is aiming to emphasize the following themes when selecting and organizing abstracts:

  • The role of recycled water in One Water and Sustainable Water initiatives
  • Elected officials: Strategies for engagement and coordination with elected officials, agency partners, regulators, NGOs, constituents, and other influential stakeholders
  • Strategies for successfully implementing recycled water projects and programs, such as project delivery options, creative regulatory approaches, system operations, and inter-jurisdictional partnerships
  • Pathway to potable reuse—What is needed to achieve broad implementation of potable reuse in California–leadership (elected officials and executives), customers, technology, public support, funding, etc.
  • Regulatory compliance from source control to operation optimization plans
  • Onsite/Decentralized reuse
  • Emerging issues in reuse—What challenges or advancements are around the corner?


  • Potable Reuse Success Stories
  • Direct Potable Reuse
  • Agency Collaboration on Reuse Projects
  • Advancements in Treatment Technologies
  • Operations: Challenges, Strategies, Training, and Lessons Learned
  • Water Quality Issues
  • Planning for and Managing Potable and Non-Potable Recycled Water Systems with Declining Wastewater Flows
  • Advanced Source Control for Potable Reuse Projects through Pretreatment Programs and Upstream Policy Efforts
  • RO Concentrate Minimization/Disposal—Challenges and Management Strategies
  • Expanding and Improving Non-Potable Reuse
  • Implementing Onsite Reuse (Recycled Wastewater, Greywater, Etc.)
  • Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • Environmental Enhancement with Reuse
  • Climate Change Resiliency (e.g., Drought, Sea Level Rise, Energy Efficiency)
  • Sustainable Groundwater Basin Management
  • Elected Officials and Agency Perspective
  • Regulatory, Policy, and Compliance Issues
  • Economics, Financing, and Funding
  • Public Outreach, Education, and Communications Success Stories
  • Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Barriers to Successful Recycled Water Programs
  • Data Collection, Information Management, and Decision Support Frameworks

For more information about the WateReuse California Conference, click here.



If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

Call for Presentation Proposals
Jennifer West

Managing Director
WateReuse California