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December 13, 2021

37th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Washington Update

State Updates and Member Profiles

Member Update: Communities in CA & AZ Advance Potable Reuse Plans and Perception

Communities across the arid west are making strides in securing funding and public support for innovative potable reuse projects. A recent article about potable reuse technology and public perception highlighted WateReuse members Pure Water San Diego, West Basin Municipal Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Phoenix Water, and Scottsdale Water. Read more.

CA: Minister for the Environment of Denmark Tour Oceanside Reuse Facility

The City of Oceanside hosted an international delegation from Denmark to showcase their San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility. “The Oceanside Pure Water plant is world-famous,” said Denmark’s Minister of the Environment Lea Wermelin in remarks made during the visit. She described the facility as a “brilliant example of the measures that California cities are doing to optimize resiliency and to be prepared for growth and future challenges.” Read more.

CA: State Announces Zero Water Deliveries for State Water Project in 2022, Highlighting Value of Reuse

The California State Water Project (SWP) has cut water deliveries for utilities to zero heading into 2022. Some water will still be provided for health and safety needs. This unprecedented action underscores the need for reliable, locally controlled supplies such as recycled water. About 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of cropland rely on deliveries from the SWP which typically delivers water from the wetter northern region of the state to the drier southern region. Read more.

CO: Direct Potable Reuse Stakeholder Meeting

Colorado is underway in developing direct potable reuse regulations. As a part of this process, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a stakeholder meeting on December 15 at 1pm MST. The agenda includes a review of the feedback received and next steps for stakeholder engagement in the rulemaking process. Register here.

FL: Daytona Investigates Water Recycling Opportunities

The City of Daytona Beach, in partnership with the St. Johns River Water Management District, has concluded their two-year innovative direct potable reuse Demonstration Testing System. This project will help inform state officials as they move forward with statewide regulations to permit direct potable reuse using this technology. Watch here.

International Update

Water Reuse in India: State of Practice and New Developments

India is increasingly embracing water reuse to address water scarcity and quality challenges. The WateReuse Association International Reuse Committee gathered an international panel of experts to discuss the state of practice for water reuse and the potential for reuse to reshape water management practices in India. The panelists discussed drivers, regional challenges, and shared case studies from agriculture, industry, and community developments. Watch the recording here.

Bangladesh: LEED Platinum-Certified Denim Factory Utilizes Recycled Water

As part of their sustainability measures, the Vintage Denim Studio recycles water from the factory’s washing plant for a fishpond. This pond serves as a space for employees to enjoy the outdoors while at work. Read more.

Water Reuse Conferences, Webcasts, and Events

2022 National Water Reuse Policy Outlook

January 12, 2021
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET | (60 mins)

2022 ushers in new opportunities in water reuse advocacy with both the Administration and Congress. Join us for a discussion of the congressional agenda for 2022 and the likely water-related priorities for the Biden Administration following passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $1 billion for Western water recycling programs and roughly $48 billion for nationwide programs.

Top Washington insiders will discuss status of key legislation and the role of the new federal interagency work group on water reuse, as well as the status of the newly reauthorized Alternative Water Source Grants Program that creates a nationwide reuse program. Whether you plan to participate in our Water Week in the spring or are interested in what to expect from Congress and the Administration in 2022, this webcast will get you up to speed on the opportunities to advance a water reuse policy agenda.

WateReuse Member Resources and Benefits

Policy Briefs: Climate and Affordability

Check out the recent policy briefs published by WateReuse Association. The first highlights how water reuse projects can build resilience, manage energy demands, support public and environmental health, and ensure America’s economic prosperity in the face of climate change. The second brief reviews how communities have incorporated water reuse as a principal solution to the challenges of water access, affordability, and resiliency. Follow the links below to learn more about these two important synergies.

Calendar

Oct
10
Tue
Germany’s Approach to Water Reuse for Agricultural and Landscape Irrigation
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Germany’s Approach to Water Reuse for Agricultural and Landscape Irrigation
8:00 am PT | 11 am ET  | 5:00 pm CET (1 hour 30 minutes) WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49 PDHs: 1.5 Germany’s Approach to Water Reuse for Agricultural and Landscape Irrigation Register Now! Despite Germany’s temperate climate and history of adequate water resources, the country is experiencing droughts and extreme weather trends as a result of climate change. Germany’s increasing interest in employing water reuse for agricultural and landscape irrigation can serve as a model for other temperate regions facing these trends. Join us for this 90-minute webcast covering the full timeline of reuse in Germany, including reuse initiatives which have existed for decades, future outlooks for reuse in Germany, and the recent European Water Reuse Regulation (2020/741) which went into effect in June 2023. Our panel of research and utility experts will also present ongoing research related to non-potable reuse of municipal wastewater for agricultural and landscape irrigation, which is part of the German BMBF Water Technologies: Reuse (WavE) funding program. Moderator:
  • Dr. Veronika Zhiteneva, Project Manager, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin
Speakers:
  • Dr. Christina Jungfer, Project Manager, DECHEMA
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg E. Drewes, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich
  • Markus Büttner, Environmental Engineer, Stadtentwässerung SCHWEINFURT
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Wintgens, Chair of Urban Water Management and Institute of Environemtnal Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Dockhorn, Director, Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Prof Dr. Aki S. Ruhl, German Environment Agency, Technical University of Berlin
WRCA Los Angeles Chapter Meeting @ Rowland Water District
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our next Bimonthly Member Meeting will be held in-person on Tuesday, October 10th at Rowland Water District, 3021 Fullerton Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748Lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the formal meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will also be an option to participate in the meeting virtually. A Zoom meeting registration link will be sent out with the agenda about one week prior.

Whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom, please RSVP by Friday, October 6th by filling out the form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/itWNqv2xh9Please indicate if you plan on joining for lunch as well as the formal meeting so that we may get an accurate count. This meeting will have a capacity limit of 35 people.

Oct
12
Thu
Northern California/Central Valley Joint Meeting
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
17
Tue
Pacific Northwest Section Meeting
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
19
Thu
WateReuse Arizona: High-Recovery Desalination: Tradeoffs in Reuse
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WateReuse Arizona: High-Recovery Desalination: Tradeoffs in Reuse

11:00 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour)
WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49
PDHs: 1

Register Now!

High-recovery desalination processes offer the benefit of increasing water recovery, generally with increasing cost and complexity.  Reverse osmosis and electrodialysis desalination processes will be reviewed and compared with respect to high-recovery water reuse applications.

Moderator:

Erin Young, R.G.

Hydrogeologist | Water Resources Manager

City of Flagstaff Water Services

eyoung@flagstaffaz.gov | w: (928) 213-2405

 

Presenter:

Shane Walker, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Water Resources Center

Professor, Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering

Texas Tech University

shane.walker@ttu.edu

806-834-0823

Orange County Chapter Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
26
Thu
WateReuse AZ 4Q Section Meeting & Election
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Nov
1
Wed
WRFL Annual Meeting @ Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
WRCA Los Angeles – Emerging Professionals Committee for a tour of MWD’s Weymouth Water Treatment Plant
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join the Emerging Professionals Committee for a tour of MWD’s Weymouth Water Treatment Plant on November 1, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm! Tour capacity is limited to 30 people so please RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot at the link here: https://forms.gle/gxGhtcBLVwWMTG1F7

Constructed in 1941, the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant is the first water treatment plant constructed by the MWD and now has a treatment capacity of 520 million gallons per day! Please check out the fact sheet here for more information: water-treatment-plants-fact-sheet-final_web.pdf (mwdh2o.com)

Event Address: 700 Moreno Ave, La Verne, CA 91750

Parking is available on site.

Following the tour, anyone who is hungry is open to join us at In-N-Out Burger:

Restaurant Address: 2098 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750

For more information, please contact Seto Cherchian at 714.944.4726 or SCherchian@brwncald.com.

Nov
5
Sun
2023 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Indian Wells, CA
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

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