March 18, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation Announces $35 Million for Water Recycling Projects
Join Us in Washington, DC for the National Water Policy Fly-In, Register Today
New Legislation Would Extend Term for NPDES Permits
State Updates and Member Profiles
Welcome New Members!
The WateReuse Association welcomes the following news members:
- City of Palo Alto
- Anchor QEA
- Blue Arch Development, LLC
- Enterprise Ventures Corporation
- Fluence Corporation
- Washington International Business Ventures
Missed a Recent WateReuse Webcast? Watch the Recording
The WateReuse Association and its partners presented three webcasts last week on topics ranging from industrial reuse opportunities and seawater desalination to preparation for the National Water Policy Fly-In on April 3-4 in Washington, DC. To watch a recorded webcast, select an event below:
- Advancing the Seawater Desalination Knowledge Base
- What are the Best Opportunities for Industrial Reuse?
- 2019 National Water Policy Fly-In Prep Webcast
Conferences and Events
Save the Date: 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego, California
Mark your calendar for the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium is in San Diego, California on September 8-11, 2019. This year’s theme is “Collaborate to Innovate.” We will showcase recycled water collaborations among utilities, farmers, and industry; regulators working together at both the state and federal level; sustainability; public/private partnerships; and, for the first time, the latest in reuse research led by the Water Research Foundation. Learn More.
Bureau of Reclamation Stakeholder Meeting to Include Recycled Water Funding Discussion
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation will host an interactive stakeholder’s workshop, April 16-17, at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. In addition to sharing what Reclamation and DOI are doing with programs such as the Title XVI water reuse program, the hosts will seek input on how they can improve their program. To learn more and RSVP for the event, click here.
Conference Examines Mission Oriented Communications at Utilities
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) will host 2019 Strategic Communications: H2O, June 3-4 in Cleveland, Ohio to help clean water utilities create proactive communications platforms. Participants will share expert strategies, action plans and peer-to-peer solutions to improve your platform and reap the benefits of becoming part of the nationwide network of clean water communicators. Learn More.
11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour)
WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49
The Four Corners region includes the arid western states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. These four states have several common challenges to providing reliable water supplies including: rapid population growth, severe long term drought conditions, and dwindling or overallocated natural water sources. Indirect potable reuse is currently being practiced in these states, often through managed groundwater replenishment or incidental means. Is engineered potable reuse the next step to building safe, reliable, and resilient water resource portfolios?
While water utilities in the Four Corners states are taking steps toward direct potable reuse (DPR), each of these states face different implementation challenges. This panel discussion delves into the progress and issues regarding DPR in the region.
- Brian Biesemeyer CITY OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ
- Robert Fowlie REPRESENTING THE VILLAGE OF CLOUDCROFT, NM
- Steve Gallegos CITY OF RIO RANCHO, NM
- Raymond Garrison CITY OF SOUTH JORDAN, UT
- Tyson Ingles CO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
- Sarah Page UTAH DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER
- Austa Parker BROWN AND CALDWELL
- Javier Setovich CITY OF GOODYEAR, AZ
- Katie Vanyo BROWN AND CALDWELL
- Matt Benak, TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, CO
11 am ET | 8 am PT (1 hour)
WateReuse Members and Florida Water Reuse Week Registrants: Free; Others: $49
Registrants for Florida Water Reuse Week will receive a discount code for free webcast registration
Florida reuses 34 percent of its wastewater compared to the national average of about 7 percent. A recent statewide survey showed that 75 percent of Floridians are familiar with the concept of using reclaimed water for irrigation, industrial uses, and other non-drinking purposes. However, as the state is undergoing record-setting growth and rulemaking for direct potable reuse, additional education and outreach is needed to gain public acceptance. Water professionals and utilities from across the state are working collaboratively through WateReuse Florida to develop and implement consistent messaging on how reuse will safely supply Florida’s future. As Florida celebrates Water Reuse Week May 15-21, join us to hear about the latest education and outreach efforts happening to support traditional and potable reuse at the local and state level.
- Robyn Felix, Communications & Board Services Bureau Chief, Southwest Florida Water Management District
- Tamara Richardson, P.E., Director of Polk County Utilities
Shea Dunifon, Education Coordinator, Pinellas County Utilities, Florida