News | March 12, 2018

Keynote Speakers Announced For The 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference

The Water Research Foundation has announced the keynote speakers at the 2018 Research Conference on advancing reuse and integrated water. The conference will address the challenges of integrated water management and reuse, and will help communities prepare for the future with a comprehensive program offering innovative approaches and creative solutions for managing water resources. The two keynote speakers are Peter Colohan (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and Peter Grevatt (Environmental Protection Agency).

Peter Colohan is the Director of Service Innovation and Partnership for the Office of Water Prediction at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From 2010 to 2016, Peter served as a senior advisor to Obama Administration officials on environmental data, climate, water, and drought, first as a member of the White House staff in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), then as OSTP's Assistant Director for Environmental Information, and then as senior advisor to the NOAA Chief Scientist. Peter Colohan will speak on climate impacts and the integrated risks to future water management, NOAA’s response, the groundbreaking National Water Model that provides hydrological monitoring and forecasts a year out, and the importance of innovation.

Peter Grevatt is the Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. He is responsible for the development and implementation of national drinking water standards, oversight and funding of state drinking water programs and the implementation of source water protection and underground injection control programs to protect public health nationwide. Prior to joining the OGWDW in October of 2012, Peter served as the Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection and as the Senior Advisor to EPA’s Administrator for Children’s Environmental Health. Peter has held leadership roles in EPA’s national hazardous waste and water quality programs. Peter Gravatt will speak about trends and challenges in U.S. water and about the resources and findings of the Potable Reuse Compendium by the EPA.

The 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference is on May 6-8 in Atlanta, GA. Click here to see the conference program and take advantage of early bird registration rates before March 19.

About The Water Research Foundation
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (now The Water Research Foundation), a 501c3 non-profit organization, funds research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of water, including wastewater, stormwater, and other water sources. WE&RF is recognized worldwide as a trusted source of innovation and peer-reviewed research in wastewater, water reuse, and resource recovery. For more information, visit

SOURCE: The Water Research Foundation