New Skills and New Opportunities—the Water Reuse Workforce of the Future
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About the Session
Building a sustainable and effective reuse program for a community requires the skills and talents of a diverse ecosystem of players. This ecosystem in turn is driven by the workforce that makes it all happen. Different skills are needed, and these skills must be developed, nurtured, and brought together to make ensure that reuse programs come together, are sustained, and make a difference in communities. Please join a panel of thought leaders across the reuse ecosystem for this important discussion hosted by EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management and the Water Reuse Association.
- Jim Horne, EPA, Sustainable Utilities Program Manager, U.S. EPA, Office of Wastewater Management
- Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, General Manager, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon
In the first part of this workshop, we will hear from the following panelists:
- Tressa Nichols Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
- Christina Montoya: El Paso Water Utilities, TX
- Charles Bott: Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia
- Kevin Flis: Xylem
After the presentations, workshop participants will engage in small group discussions to identify challenges and reuse workforce needs to understand the roles and related skills/capabilities that need to be in place to ensure a robust and effective (fit for purpose) water reuse program for a community.