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.
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
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.
Section Meeting & Webinar at Stantec
– featuring Brian Biesemeyer, Scottsdale Water “Arizona’s First Direct Potable Reuse System”