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Water Reuse in the Eastern US:
Drivers, Successes, Opportunities, & Research Needs

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Room: Imperial A

Led by The Water Research Foundation

This interactive workshop will begin with a facilitated panel discussion with six east coast water reuse utility representatives. The moderator will ask a series of questions covering five topics: unique reuse drivers, regulatory/permitting challenges, opportunities, successes, and research needs for each panelist to address.  Following each topic, audience participants will have the ability to share their experiences through a short poll question. Following the panel discussion, speakers and other experts will facilitate breakout table discussions on a variety of topics. Results from each table will be relayed through a short report out. A workshop writeup will be posted as milestone 8 of EPA’s WRAP Action 7.2 National Reuse Research strategy.

Workshop Agenda
1:00-3:00 pm

1:00pm: Introduction

1:15pm: Facilitated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Julie Minton, Research Unit Leader, The Water Research Foundation

Panel Presenters:

  • Pinar Balci, NYC DEP (New York)
  • Germano Salazar-Benites, HRSD (Virginia)
  • Lynn Spivey, Plant City (Florida)
  • Bart Weiss, Hillsborough County (Florida)
  • Chris Impellitteri, Gwinnett County / The Water Tower (Georgia)
  • Tricia Kilgore, BJWSA (South Carolina)

2:20pm: Breakout Table Discussions

Table topics will include:

  • Regulatory hurdles and how to address them
  • Outreach and public acceptance
  • Potable reuse in the east: challenges and needs
  • Research needs
  • Partnerships for success (in and outside of municipal water sector)
  • Urban drivers for reuse

2:45pm: Report Out and Wrap Up

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