Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop 2018

November 15-16, 2018

Water is one of the most important resources to support sustainable mining operations. In this workshop, mining and water treatment leaders from industry and academia will discuss the latest advances in water efficiency solutions for today and future research. 

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Invited Speakers


  • Alternative sources of water
  • Alternative water for industry and agriculture
  • Water reuse and distributed treatment

Conference Chairs

Organizing Committee

  • Tina Arrowood, Dow Water & Process Solutions
  • Bruce Hamilton, National Science Foundation
  • Bob Harding, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Joe Jacangelo, Stantec Research
  • Jeffrey Wilbur, Dow Water & Process Solutions

Featured Speakers

Tina Arrowood

Tina Arrowood is a Principal Research Scientist at Dow Water and Process Solutions with 20 years of industrial research experience and more than 15 granted patents.  She holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

Over the past ten years her primary research focus is to study the fundamental science of fouling in reverse osmosis (RO) systems and to develop fouling-resistant technologies.  In parallel she partners with teams in water stressed regions in Northern China and India to understand the industrial wastewater reuse application...Read more

Yoram Cohen

Dr. Yoram Cohen received his B.A.Sc. (1975), and M.A.Sc. (1977) in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Toronto, and Ph.D. (1981)from the University of Delaware. He is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he has been a member of the Faculty since 1981. He is on the Faculty of the Institute of the Environmental and Sustainability, a Faculty Affiliate of the California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA Luskin Scholar at the Center for Innovations (School of Public Affairs), Associate Faculty with the...Read more

Val Frenkel

Developing, leading and delivering near 300 projects globally Dr. Frenkel's works go far beyond his job scope as they are published extensively both in the US and abroad, authoring several patents in the process. He has more than 100 publications including 16 books and national manual of practices by WEF, AWWA and ASCE touching on the areas of water, wastewater treatment, desalination and salinity management.Read more

Danny Reible

Dr. Reible is the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair at Texas Tech University.  Previously he was the Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas in Austin.  He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.   He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Professional Engineer (LA) and in 2005 was elected to the National Academy of...Read more

Venkatesh Uddameri

Venki Uddameri, Ph.D., P.E. is a professor in the department of civil, environmental and construction
engineering at Texas Tech where he also serves as the director of the TTU Water Resources Center. His current
research projects are focused on characterization of brackish and other alternative sources of water in
arid and semi‐arid landscapes.Read more