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NWRI Clarke Prize Conference

The National Water Research Institute ( held the Clarke Prize Conference on “Urban Water Sustainability” on November 2, 2012 ( The highlight of the event was the Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture, which honored Pedro Alvarez (Rice University) as the 2012 Clarke Prize recipient ( Videos of the conference presentations and Clarke Prize Lecture are provided below.

  1. Welcome

    Jeff Mosher, National Water Research Institute (Fountain Valley, CA)

  2. Opening Presentation

    Water Management: Challenges and Innovation
    Deven Upadhyay, MPH, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

  3. Session 1: Sustainability through Wastewater

    IRWD’s Biosolids and Energy Recovery Project
    Paul Cook, Irvine Ranch Water District (Irvine, CA)

  4. Session 1: Sustainability through Wastewater

    Recovery of Nutrients
    James Barnard, Ph.D., PR.ENG., BCEE, Black & Veatch (Kansas City, MO)

  5. Session 1: Sustainability through Wastewater

    Producing Energy, Not Biosolids, through Anaerobic Domestic Wastewater Treatment
    Perry McCarty, Sc.D., Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

  6. Session 2: Water and Energy

    Using Photosynthetic Microorganisms to Generate Renewable Energy Feedstock
    Bruce Rittmann, Ph.D., Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)