One Week Left to Nominate a Leader for the Annual WateReuse Awards for Excellence
Now is the time to get recognition for your water recycling program, creative collaborations, innovative technology, or to salute a colleague that that is demonstrating leadership in advancing water reuse. Submit a nomination for the Annual WateReuse Awards for Excellence by Monday, May 6 to be considered for the most prestigious award in the water reuse sector. The WateReuse Association’s annual awards program recognizes innovations and leadership that advance greater adoption of water reuse. Winners will be honored at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 8-11, 2019 in San Diego, CA. Submit your nomination today.
Learn about the Latest Water Reuse Research at the Annual WateReuse Symposium, Register Today
How will the latest water reuse research change the way communities incorporate water recycling into their water management strategies? Learn about the latest in reuse research and imagine the future at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 8- 11, 2019 in San Diego, California. This year’s Symposium includes a research track featuring key findings from essential research led by the Water Research Foundation. Register today to reserve your space at the nation’s premier conference on water reuse.
ACTION NEEDED: Co-Sponsors for House Water Infrastructure Legislation with Increased Funding for Water Reuse
WateReuse Advocates for Reuse in FY 2020 Budgeting and Appropriations
Maui County Reacts to EPA’s Clarification on the Clean Water Act, Resurrects Reuse Program
State Updates and Member Profiles
California: Santa Barbara Improves Treatment for Recycled Water
WateReuse Association member the City of Santa Barbara unveiled its newly renamed El Estero Water Resource Center last week, celebrating recently completed improvements to the treatment process. This year, El Estero received $31.4 million in loans from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund to upgrade its facilities. The plant currently treats 6 million gallons and converts about 2 million gallons into recycled water daily and uses it to irrigate landscapes and flush toilets. Read More.
Maryland: Secretary of Defense Honors NSA Campus for Recycled Water Use
A National Security Agency (NSA) campus at Fort Meade, Maryland has been awarded the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for its use of recycled water to meet one of the largest water cooling demands of any campus within the Intelligence Community. NSA partnered with Howard County, Maryland to develop and build a 5 million gallon per day capacity pumping station, 1.5 miles of water pipe, and a 1 million gallon storage tank. This system provides cooling support for critical IT infrastructure that is vital to national security, including high-performance computer systems as well as their human counterparts. Read More.
Evoqua Wins Digital Award Company of the Year for Remote Monitoring System
WateReuse Association member Evoqua Water Technologies has been named Digital Water Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence. Evoqua was selected for its Water One® platform, which digitizes water systems management and remotely monitors customer sites, identifying maintenance issues before they occur. Winners of the Global Water Awards were announced at the Global Water Summit in London. Read More.
WateReuse Members Can Seek Utility of the Future Designation
Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities, particularly in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. WateReuse Association members are encouraged to apply to receive this valuable designation. If you would like more information before applying, a May 2 webinar featuring WateReuse members will describe more about the program and the application process. Register now for this free event.
Conferences and Events
Webcast: Bioanalytical Screening Tools for Recycled Water – An Emerging Technology to Assess Complex Mixtures in Aquatic Environments
What’s the next big thing in monitoring recycled water quality? Please join us May 15 at 2 p.m. eastern to learn how In vitro cell-based assays have shown promise as bioscreening tools to assess environmental mixtures and prioritize sites requiring further investigations. These assays are designed to respond to groups of chemicals. As such, they offer an integrative approach to complement conventional chemical and toxicity testing. Learn More.
Register for the 8th Annual Water Reuse in Texas Conference
WateReuse Texas, Water Environment Association of Texas, and Texas American Water Works Association will host the 8th Annual Water Reuse in Texas Conference, May 23-24, in McAllen, Texas. The program will present the latest on operations, financing, planning, and water quality. Pat Sinicropi, Executive Director of WateReuse Association, will provide a keynote discussion on the future of water reuse, Texas’ role as a reuse pioneer, and EPA’s upcoming Water Reuse Action Plan. Learn More.
Webcast: Innovative Strategies for Municipal Water Reuse
As the municipal water reuse market experiences unprecedented growth and geographic expansion, where are the best opportunities? Please June us on June 5 at 2 pm to gain insight into the evolving municipal water reuse market, learn how utilities can see a return on their investment in reuse, and get the latest forecasts on how the market is poised to take off on a large scale. Learn More.
Presented in partnership with The Water Research Foundation, this presentation will cover key components of successful onsite non-potable water systems.
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
WateReuse Members and WRF Subscribers: Free
Across the nation, onsite non-potable water systems (ONWS) are becoming increasingly common as a means to conserve and recycle water. Ensuring consistent implementation is one of the principal challenges for ONWS programs, particularly when multiple, new stakeholders are involved. Water Research Foundation project 4909 sought to identify key knowledge gaps and provide the resources needed to aid in the smooth implementation of ONWS. Through interaction with the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems, the project team identified common pitfalls that have impacted the design, operation, permitting, and implementation of ONWS.
This presentation will cover key components of a successful ONWS program including: (1) treatment goals that control public health risk, (2) effective design of both treatment and non-treatment (i.e., management) barriers, (3) strategies for effective operation and monitoring of ONWS systems, and (4) frameworks for regulating and permitting ONWS. The goal of this presentation is to convey the importance of stakeholder knowledge for consistent protection of public health at ONWS installations. This information will be presented through a survey of the projects two main deliverables: the comprehensive guidance manual and interactive training modules.
- Brian Pecson, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer, Trussell Technologies
- Brie Post, P.E., Senior Engineer, Trussell Technologies
- Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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Are water recycling utilities well prepared to address the COVID-19 crisis and other potential future risks?
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
WateReuse Members: Free
The America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) requires all utilities serving 3,300 or more people to complete a risk and resilience assessment (RRA) for their water systems, followed by the completion of an emergency response plan (ERP). The RRA’s are part of an overall effort to improve the ability of water systems to prepare for and respond to events from water resource limitations to cyber attacks, from extreme weather to an assault on the utility, and from contamination to treatment and distribution infrastructure, among others. In short, it is an all-hazards approach to managing risk.
This webcast will discuss how water reuse interacts with the RRAs and highlight some the ways that risks are viewed and managed from an AWIA perspective. It will also discuss how we are interpreting and acting upon risk in the midst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and how we can use RRAs to prepare for future risks. This webcast will offer a fresh look at risk and resilience through the lens of preparation and response. The presentation will begin with an overview of AWIA requirements, RRAs, and the role of water reuse in those assessments followed by a focus on risk and risk perceptions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Section Meeting & Webinar at Stantec
– featuring Brian Biesemeyer, Scottsdale Water “Arizona’s First Direct Potable Reuse System”