Thank you to our Speakers for all of the time and effort they will put in over the next several months on making this IWA International Conference a huge success.  We look forward to working with you over the next several months and below you will find pertinent information you can use along the way.

Important Dates

  • March 15, 2017         Speaker Confirmation of Participation Due to
  • March 27, 2017               Speaker Information Due (see online form below)
  • March 27, 2017               Speaker Headshot Due (jpeg format) to
  • March 27, 2017               Speaker Registration Deadline
  • May 1, 2017                       Technical Papers Due
  • July 1, 2017                        Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • July 10, 2017                     PowerPoint Presentations Due

Technical Papers

The 11th IWA International Conference will be publishing conference proceedings for all attendees with the Technical Papers from the conference.

As noted in the Call for Papers, written technical papers will be required in order to participate as a speaker at the conference.

Format requirements for the papers can be found here.  Strict conformance with these standards is required to ensure uniformity within the proceedings.

Your technical paper must be received by May 1, 2017.

Papers should be sent via e-mail in PDF format to


In addition, presenters are welcome to submit their papers to the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination or Water Science & Technology.  Authors must upload their paper on the respective journal submittal sites below, following the author guidelines as specified on these links.

Presenters are responsible for uploading their papers to these sites and IWA will not be doing this for you.

Selected papers will be peer reviewed for publication in IWA Publishing’s journals Water Science and Technology, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination or Water Practice and Technology.

To Upload your Paper to the Science & Technology Journal, please upload here and select the Section/Category called “IWA Reuse 2017”

To Upload your Paper to the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, please upload here:|
**The Journal is open access, meaning there will be a charge for publishing the paper in this Journal, which unfortunately, IWA cannot waive.


PowerPoint Presentations

Use of PowerPoint is strongly recommended for the Conference.  Keep it simple – and large.  Please use font sizes of at least 28 points.  Visual aids used in your PowerPoint should not duplicate the spoken information, but should be used to visually strengthen your presentation.

We ask all speakers to use the IWA Conference Introductory Slide at the start of your PowerPoint presentation to create consistency among all speaker at the conference.

The IWA Conference Introductory Slide can be found here.

PowerPoint presentations must be uploaded to the WateReuse FTP site no later than July 10, 2017.   When uploading your presentation to the FTP site, please save your file with your Name and Session Number.


International System of Units (SI Units)

We encourage all speakers to use the International System of Units (SI Units) in all written and PowerPoint materials for the 11th IWA International Conference.   By adhering to this commonly agreed set of International Units, it will provide comprehension, reliability and consistency across the board and will help us avoid the potential for confusion using different units of measurements.

Please use the Discussion Paper published in the WRSG Newsletter, describing the practical use of the International System of Units, for your reference when preparing your Technical Papers and PowerPoint Presentations.


Audio Visual 

Each meeting room will be equipped with a laptop computer and an LCD projector.  The laptop computer will include Windows and PowerPoint.  Make sure your computer presentation is compatible with the available software.  The meeting rooms will also be set up with a head table for all of the speakers, a standing podium, and one podium microphone.  Other audio visual needs may be requested on the Speaker Form you fill out online.


Speaker Registration

In order to participate as a speaker at the 11th IWA International Conference, you are required to register for the conference.  Speakers need to register by March 27, 2017.  Speakers who fail to register by this date, will be removed from the program.


Speaker Information Form

11th IWA Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse - Speaker Form

    Each session room will be equipped with a laptop computer, LCD projector, screen, and standing podium microphone. If you need additional audio visual equipment for your presentation, please check off all of the items that you will require
  • Speaker biographies are required for all program speakers. They will be used by the Moderator to ensure an accurate introduction and may be included in the information handed out to the attendees. The speaker’s biography should be approximately 100 words. Include your current title or position and company name, list your degrees and university names, and include your relevant society or committee memberships and your relevant contributions to the industry.