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Building Community Confidence in Potable Reuse Through Stronger Risk Analysis (Webcast)

January 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
PDHs: 1
Fee: WateReuse Association & WE&RF members: Free; Others: $49

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This presentation has been rescheduled to January 25, 2018.

Potable water reuse requires the highest level of engineering and operations detail and excellence. Through the combination of purification steps and operating training, potable reuse systems have been shown to be protective of public health. However, important questions remain to gain more widespread public acceptance. How much treatment is necessary? How often do systems fail? What is the potential health impact of “off-spec” water?

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) Project 14-16 addresses these questions directly. In this webcast, members of the WE&RF project team will walk through the steps to develop a risk assessment for potable reuse treatment trains. Attendees can expect to learn how to integrate large data sets into the risk analysis, develop an understanding of failure frequency and impact, and quantify the risk to public health associated with different purification trains and failure scenarios. This webcast is a must for communities considering adding recycled water to their potable supply.


  • Andy Salveson is National Practice Director for Water Reuse with Carollo Engineers. Andy is leading and assisting potable water reuse regulatory, planning, research, design, and startup efforts in  California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Florida. Andy is an NWRI appointed expert for potable water reuse regulatory efforts in California, Nevada, New Mexico, nationally, and internationally.
  • Austa Parker is a Water Reuse Technologist with Carollo Engineers in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Clemson University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work at Carollo includes the permitting, operation, and implementation of advanced treatment processes targeting potable water reuse projects. She serves as the Northern California Technical Practice Lead and the Northern California Research and Development Lead for Carollo.
  • Jeffrey Soller is the Principal Scientist at Soller Environmental, LLC.  In this role he advises policy makers and provides technical assistance for environmental policy development related to human health effects associated with waterborne and water-related contaminants.  Mr. Soller conducts microbial risk assessments, evaluates, interprets, and communicates a wide array of water quality issues, and specializes in working at the interface of science and environmental policy related to human health effects associated with waterborne contaminants.

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