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July 2, 2018

Combine Business with Pleasure at the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium

Do not miss the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in water reuse and network with the most knowledgeable people in the sector, while also having a great time at the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium in Austin, Texas on September 9-12. Be sure to register by July 31 to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts. A robust program that includes in-depth technical presentations and big-picture plenary sessions is combined with lots of fun, including a Lone Star Welcome Reception, some of the best BBQ in Texas, live music at the legendary Mohawk, and an optional sunset river cruise featuring Austin’s nightly “bat show.” Register Now!


Washington Update

Senate Passes Title XVI Funding Bill, Queuing Potential Reauthorization Effort

Senate Follows House to Pass Farm Bill


State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:

California: WateReuse CA Pushes For Recycled Water Policy Changes

Last week, WateReuse California submitted comments on proposed amendments to the California Recycled Water Policy.  Last updated in 2013, the policy includes a number of significant changes for recycled water agencies in California. These changes include permitting, potable reuse bioassay monitoring, the wastewater change petition process, the goals for California water recycling and more. WateReuse California and other California recycled water agencies testified at a recent water board hearing raising a number of concerns. Final adoption of the Policy is expected in December.  See written comments.

California: Pure Water San Diego Environmental Impact Report Approved

WateReuse Association member Dudek announced the certification of the Pure Water San Diego Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement. The milestone marks the completion of a three-year analysis of the proposed Pure Water Program by Dudek. One of the most ambitious water recycling programs in the nation, the Pure Water facility seeks to treat 83 million gallons per day to produce potable water for San Diego’s more than three million residents. Read More.

Colorado: Court Blocks Coors Water Reuse Plan

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Coors Brewing Company last Monday, ruling that the beer company must first obtain a new water right to reuse or lease water to other businesses once water leaves its Golden, CO manufacturing plant. Coors wanted to reuse water after it left its treatment plant and lease water rights for that water to other companies. The Coors’ water reuse plan was opposed by surrounding communities. Read More.

Florida: JEA is Studying Two Approaches to Potable Reuse

WateReuse Association member JEA is testing two treatment processes for potable reuse as part of a $2 million project. The first method is a biological process that involves the use of iron and ozone. The second method is a typical reverse osmosis treatment train. The two-year pilot test could result in a potable reuse facility within the next ten years. Read More.


Conferences and Events

Webcast: From Collection System to Tap: Designing Direct Potable Reuse Systems for Resilience

How can you build a potable reuse system that runs without disruption and gives you the ability to respond to and recover from issues quickly? Join us on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 pm EDT to learn about a new Water Research Foundation report that provides direct potable reuse (DPR) resilience guidance essential for any utility planning, designing or considering a DPR system. The webcast will discuss DPR resilience techniques at each stage from wastewater source control through wastewater treatment, advanced water treatment, and distribution. Register Now.

Webcast: Water Reuse: From Aspiration to Implementation

How can a utility or business make the leap from a concept to a successful water recycling program? Join us on Wednesday, July 18 at 2 pm EDT for an insightful panel discussion of the realistic challenges, priorities and planning steps involved in developing a water reuse program. Moderated by Jon Freedman of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, the panel will provide case studies, lessons learned, financing tips, and recommendations to help utilities and industry take water reuse from an aspiration to implementation. Panelists include representatives from a utility, industry, and the U.S. EPA. Register Now.

 Upcoming Events

2020 WateReuse California Virtual Conference
Jun 24 – Jul 31 all-day
2020 WateReuse California Virtual Conference

Launching June 24 -25

Don’t Miss the FIRST EVER WateReuse California virtual conference!

Join us for an easy to navigate, virtual conference experience.This is MORE than just a Replacement Event for the March 2020 Conference, this is an opportunity for our community to stand TOGETHER in these unprecedented times to recognize the good work we do and share ideas for the future.

The WateReuse California virtual conference will be available online until July 31, 2020.

9th Annual Water Reuse in Texas Conference: Extending our Water Frontier @ Embassy Suites
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Co-Produced by WateReuse Texas, WEAT and TAWWA, the Water Reuse in Texas Conference is Monday-Tuesday, July 20-21 in Frisco, TX.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2020 Water Reuse Texas Conference. Submit your abstract by April 10, 2020, to be a part of the reuse conversation in Texas. Abstracts must be one page or less and include the title, author(s), and up to three subject areas within the broad categories of:

  • Utility Operations,
  • Follow the Money
  • Water Reuse Planning
  • Water Quality Issues
  • Industrial Issues
  • Other

All abstract submissions are through the online form at: https://forms.gle/abJtrJxJN51f…

Additional detail can be found on the Call for Abstracts Flyer- Coming Soon.

Seeking Nominations for the Ed Archuleta Award

The purpose of the Ed Archuleta Award is to encourage and recognize water reuse leaders and those who have made outstanding contributions in the field of water reuse within the State of Texas. Please submit all nominations by May 15, 2020.

For more information please see the nomination form.

Registration includes admittance to:

  • Reuse 101: – 1-5PM, July 20
  • Conference Night Out Event: 6-9PM, July 21
  • Technical Program: 8:30AM-4:30PM, July 21

NEW Latest Technologies in Emerging Contaminants Workshop:

  • Collaboration with the WEF Disinfection & Public Health Committee
  • Additional Registration Fee- $60
  • 10AM-1PM, July 20

Registration Form- Coming Soon

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Place your organization’s name in front of senior managers and decision makers. Sponsorship is available at three levels, the benefits of each tier are listed in the sponsorship form- coming soon.

  • Silver Sponsor- $350
  • Gold Sponsor- $500
  • Reception Sponsor- $750
  • Lanyard Sponsor – SOLD OUT, Carollo
  • Banner Sponsor – SOLD OUT, Plummer

Exhibitor Opportunities:

Exhibitor registration is now open. Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 8×10 booths are $400 apiece. Fill out the Exhibitor Registration Form and return it to the WEAT office.


Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Conference Center

7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034, USA

Conference Room Rate: $139/night. Mention Water Reuse to get the conference room rate. Reservations must be made by July 5, 2020, to receive the special rate. For reservations call: 1.972.712.7200

35th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Virtual Conference
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
35th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Virtual Conference

The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation’s premier conference on water recycling and the only conference dedicated solely to water reuse laws, policy, funding, research, technology, and public acceptance.


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