Recent Findings on Developing Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Fee: Free for Members (WateReuse, WE&RF, WRF); $49 for Nonmembers
This webcast will discuss the recently released Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) report, Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems (Project No. SIWM10C15). The report culminates a year-long research effort led by the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and an Expert Panel – with input from a Stakeholder Group of public health agencies and water/wastewater utilities – to address a primary institutional barrier to onsite water treatment: developing scale-appropriate water quality criteria and monitoring.
The session will begin with a brief overview of workshops and efforts such as the Blueprint to Onsite Water Treatment that led to this research effort. Speakers from the Expert Panel will then provide an overview of the report, main findings, and key examples of onsite treatment trains and responsible system monitoring efforts. Finally, participants will hear about current efforts of the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems and putting the results of this ground-breaking research into practice.
- Paula Kehoe, M.S., San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
- Sybil Sharvelle, Ph.D., One Water Solutions Institute, Colorado State University
- Harold Leverenz, Ph.D., P.E., University of California at Davis.