Transforming Water, Sustaining Our Future



Thirty Years of Engaging, Educating, and Advocating

The WateReuse Association is the nation’s only trade association solely dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water.

Established in California in 1990, WateReuse expanded to become a national organization in 2000. By 2019, WateReuse had members in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries.

In 2020, the WateReuse Association celebrates 30 years of engaging, educating, and advocating.

Education and Outreach

WateReuse develops tools and resources to educate the public on the value of recycled water.

Profiles in Reuse: Potable Reuse

This flyer informs ratepayers, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the safety and reliability of using purified water as part of the drinking water supply.

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Profiles in Reuse: Industrial Reuse

What is the business case for industry to invest in water recycling? This flyer highlights the benefits of industrial reuse and showcases examples.

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Recycled Water Coast to Coast

This flyer and infographic highlights examples of how investment in water reuse is building modern, sustainable, and stable communities around the nation.

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National Water Reuse Action Plan

The U.S. EPA and federal partners released the WRAP on February 27, 2020 to accelerate the adoption of water reuse across the nation.

Recycled Water User Network

The Recycled Water User Network™ is a members-only network for businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations that use recycled water.

WateReuse Leaders Circle

The Leaders Circle provides an opportunity for our members to increase their engagement through educational, networking and advocacy opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Featured Event

Water Reuse in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability, Food Security, and Economic Growth

Join Dr. A. Rasem Hasan, a professor and researcher at An-Najah National University in Nablus, West Bank, to learn about...

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Featured Event

36th Annual WateReuse Symposium

36th Annual WateReuse Symposium: Redefining Resiliency March 15-25, 2021 Join us for a series of live and on demand virtual...

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Latest News

National Water Reuse Action Plan Quarterly Update Highlights WateReuse Symposium

The U.S. EPA spotlighted activity at the 35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium in the newly released Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) quarterly update. The update discussed the Symposium’s live charrette, “Envisioning the Future of Water Reuse,” with EPA Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross, the...

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Future of Water Infrastructure and Innovation Summit Focuses on Water Reuse

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a summit on October 27-28 focused on the Future of Water Infrastructure and Innovation. The summit was presented in partnership with the White House Office of American Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Council on...

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Executive Order Formalizes Water Subcabinet, Directs Coordination on Water Reuse

President Donald Trump signed an executive order, “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure,” to facilitate federal coordination on water policy. The order formalizes and adds presidential backing to the “Water Subcabinet,” which consists of Senate-confirmed appointees from across the federal government who coordinate...

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Water Reuse 101

Under pressure from such factors as population growth, climate change, depletion of groundwater resources, and impacts from salt, many communities are struggling to find enough water to meet their needs.


 Why do we need new sources of water?

Experts explain why we cannot afford to use water just one time and discharge it back into the environment.

GlobalMap

Global Connections Map

This global connections map spotlights some of the ways in which water is used and reused across the globe for drinking.

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The WateReuse Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to advancing laws, regulations, funding and public acceptance for water recycling. Our membership represents more than 200 communities and more than 60 million people – one-sixth of the nation’s population – who are developing safe, reliable, locally-controlled water supplies.

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Meeting the Demand for Water in the 21st Century

Water is the lifeblood of healthy communities and robust economies. Livability and economic security depend on a safe, reliable supply of water. Meeting the demand for water in the 21st century requires a different way of thinking about water.

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