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Featured Research

The Opportunities and Economics of Direct Potable Reuse

This study finds that potable reuse compares favorably with other new water supply alternatives in terms of cost, energy requirements, environmental considerations, and reliability. There is enough treated wastewater discharged to the Pacific Ocean to meet all municipal needs for more than 8 million Californians, the report concludes.

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WATER IS NECESSARY FOR LIFE, BUT…

Less than 1%

IS AVAILABLE FOR HUMAN USE

RECYCLED WATER IS SAFE, YET…

Less than 10%

IS USED MORE THAN ONCE

WATEREUSE LEADS THE WORLD IN RESEARCH…

More than $60M

INVESTED DURING THE LAST DECADE

Upcoming Events

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Featured Event

2016 WateReuse California Annual Conference

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa

The conference is designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation,...

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Featured Event

20th Annual WateReuse Research Conference

Westin Denver Downtown

The Research Conference provides a unique opportunity for water professionals and researchers to interact, network, and discuss current research and...

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Orange County Chapter Meeting

Tetra Tech

How Prevalent is Legionella in Recycled Water?

California Legislative and Regulatory Committee Meeting

MWD Offices, 1121 L St #900, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

WateReuse Colorado Meeting

City of Aurora Municipal Center, Lowry Room 3rd Floor, 15151 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012, USA


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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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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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WateReuse offers two opportunities to join:
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  • If you need a strong advocate to represent your interests to the public and policymakers, join the WateReuse Association.
  • If you need access to cutting-edge research and high quality educational tools to increase water reuse in your community, business or industry sector, join the WateReuse Research Foundation.
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