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National Water Reuse Action Plan Quarterly Update Highlights WateReuse Symposium

The U.S. EPA spotlighted activity at the 35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium in the newly released Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) quarterly update. The update discussed the Symposium’s live charrette, “Envisioning the Future of Water Reuse,” with EPA Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross, the...

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Future of Water Infrastructure and Innovation Summit Focuses on Water Reuse

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a summit on October 27-28 focused on the Future of Water Infrastructure and Innovation. The summit was presented in partnership with the White House Office of American Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Council on...

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Executive Order Formalizes Water Subcabinet, Directs Coordination on Water Reuse

President Donald Trump signed an executive order, “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure,” to facilitate federal coordination on water policy. The order formalizes and adds presidential backing to the “Water Subcabinet,” which consists of Senate-confirmed appointees from across the federal government who coordinate...

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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Programming

The forward-thinking initiatives of 65 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from...

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WateReuse Mourns the Loss of Bahman Sheikh

The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home in San Francisco. Bahman was a true water reuse pioneer, who for half a century helped countless communities recycle their water, across the United States...

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U.S. EPA Prioritizes Water Recycling Projects in Water Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding. The notice of funding availability announces up to $6 billion to support a total investment of $12 billion in water infrastructure projects that...

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California Congressman Leads Effort to Increase Spending for Water Recycling Program in FY21 Spending Bill

On Monday, July 13, the House Appropriations Committee debated and passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and in doing so, adopted an amendment championed by Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) to increase money for Title XVI-WIIN Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. As a result, the...

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WateReuse Association Holds Virtual Congressional Town Hall

Last week, the WateReuse Association hosted a “virtual town hall” with four top congressional staff members from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. During the 90-minute event, congressional staff shared their views on a range of important topics, including infrastructure and economic stimulus legislation,...

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House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package that Includes Investments in Water Reuse

On Wednesday, July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), which authorizes more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending and includes key water reuse-related provisions urged by the WateReuse Association. The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee held a virtual markup before...

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