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Congressional Briefing: Harnessing the Transformational and Economic Value of Water Reuse

April 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Senate Visitor’s Center 202 (Inside the Capitol Visitor Center)
First St SE & East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20004
Amber Kim

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Please join us for a congressional briefing discussing the growing importance of water reuse in how we manage our water resources. Communities across the country are increasingly harnessing the transformative and economic value of recycled water. Water reuse, also referred to as water recycling, is not just a tool used in the arid West to address water scarcity, but a way for communities to better manage their local water resources to help spur economic growth and plan for the future. From supporting agriculture and attracting industry to augmenting drinking water supplies and recharging aquifers, recycled water is being used to address a diverse set of water resource challenges.

As we continue the conversation on our nation’s infrastructure needs, it is critical that we keep water reuse in the picture as a critical infrastructure need that is helping local economies thrive in the 21st century.

This Congressional briefing will highlight how four different communities across the country are using water recycling in four different ways and driving economic benefits for their residents. In addition to the panelists below, we’ll hear how Scottsdale, Arizona relies on recycled water for its tourism industry.

Panel Speakers:

  • Paul Jones, General Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District, CA (Moderator)
  • Mike Markus, General Manager, Orange County Water District, CA
    • World’s largest indirect potable reuse system via aquifer recharge
  • Pam Kenel, Director of Water Resources, Loudoun Water, VA
    • Recycled water cooling data centers
  • Gary Zuroff, Public Works Director, City of Dickinson, ND
    • Recycled water for oil and gas operations
  • Paul Sciuto, General Manager, Monterey Pure Water, CA
    • Recycled water and agriculture irrigation

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