The annual event brings together water managers and industry leaders to network with the best and brightest in the field and learn what’s working and what’s next in water reuse policy, operations, technology and public perception. Learn More.
The WIHAH conference will bring together Alaskan, U.S., and international engineers, health experts, researchers, community members, policymakers, and innovators to discuss health benefits, challenges and innovations associated with making running water and sewer in remote northern communities safe, affordable and sustainable.
There is no registration fee. However, due to space and cost limitations and to ensure broad participation from different countries and areas of expertise, attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to attend the WIHAH conference and/or give a presentation, please provide information about how your expertise or experiences would add value to the conference by filling out the “Expression of Interest” web form due on the corresponding date indicated below.
Please RSVP by September 19 to:
Judi Miller at Judi.Miller@CH2M.com
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Fee: Free for WateReuse Members and WE&RF Subscribers
Communities in California and throughout the country are incorporating decentralized non-potable water treatment systems to produce non-potable water in buildings and districts to flush toilets and irrigate landscapes. Interest in these types of systems is increasing; however, public agencies seek guidance to develop programs to manage, and oversee these water systems, while protecting public health. Without guidance and model policies, agencies will likely continue to create their own policies, which may lead to a regulatory patchwork that does not best serve local agencies or the public.
This webcast will summarize the findings of the report Risk Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems. The presenters will review the report’s recommendations for creating a framework for incorporating these systems into communities, including the report’s recommendation to use a log reduction approach to protect public health. The report was managed by the by the National Water Reuse Institute (NWRI) on behalf of the project sponsors: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Water Research Foundation (WRF) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF).
The webcast will also summarize the key activities of SFPUC’s Non-potable Water Program and the National Blue Ribbon Commission to Advance Innovation in Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems. The Commission builds upon four years of work with several municipalities, water utilities, public health officials, the WRF, WE&RF, and US Water Alliance to establish state and national frameworks that support the integration of decentralized water systems and identifies new business models for water utilities.
WateReuse will present a Potable Reuse Summit which will bring together leading experts from the U.S. to discuss critical factors in the success of potable reuse projects, including addressing regulatory issues, demonstrating environmental and economic viability, and enhancing public understanding and acceptance.