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May 20, 2019

Don’t Miss the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Register by June 21 for Best Rates

Washington Update

House Subcommittee Passes FY20 Spending Bill for Water Reuse Investments

Army Corps of Engineers Issues Guidance for Including Water Reuse in Water Management Planning

WateReuse Association Supports the Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act

EPA Releases Draft Study on Managing Oil and Gas Wastewater, Including Reuse

State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:

Oklahoma: Norman, Garver Win Award for Water Reuse Facility

WateReuse Association members Norman Utilities Authority (NUA) and Garver received the National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies on May 7 for turning an aging wastewater treatment plant into a water recycling facility that provides water for commercial, industrial, and agricultural use. Garver and NUA collaborated on planning, designing, and building the facility. The plant upgrade was the largest capital improvement project in the City of Norman’s history. Read more.

Texas: East Fork Water Reuse Project Provides Education during Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month and a WateReuse Association member, the North Texas Municipal Water District, is using its East Fork water reuse project to educate the public on how wetlands are used to treat water for reuse. Effluent from the East Fork of the Trinity River is pumped into 2,000 acres of man-made wetlands, where plants and sunlight remove sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorous. The water is eventually pumped to Lavon Lake where it becomes a source for drinking water treatment. Read more.  

Xylem Brews Rainwater Beer with Manchester City and Heineken Manchester

WateReuse Association member Xylem is collaborating with the City of Manchester, England and Heineken to produce “Raining Champions,” a limited edition beer made with purified rainwater collected from the roof of the soccer stadium. The brew celebrates the end of season for the Premier League’s reigning champions, Manchester City. The rainwater beer is intended to bring awareness to global water challenges, such as scarcity and flooding. Read more.

Conferences and Events

Webcast: A National Water Reuse Action Plan – How Government and the Water Sector are Collaborating to Develop an Integrated Approach

Join the WateReuse Association on May 21 at 2 pm ET as we talk to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about a new effort to leverage the expertise of the water sector and government to develop a Water Reuse Action Plan that ensures the effective use of the nation’s water resources. A draft plan is scheduled for release and public review at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 8-11, 2019, in San Diego. What does the Water Reuse Action Plan mean for the water sector and how can you have a voice at the table? Register today to learn more about this unprecedented effort to coordinate an integrated approach to water reuse across the water sector.

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb
10
Fri
Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please contact Jennifer West for details
Feb
14
Tue
Agricultural Reuse Committee @ Virtual
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

For more information contact Rosario Cortes

WRCA Los Angeles Chapter Meeting @ LACSD Joint Administration Office (JAO)
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tour of the San Jose Creek WRP will follow starting at 1:15 pm

Hosted by Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, and lunch will be sponsored by AECOM.

For in-person attendance, please RSVP to jjacobus@rinconconsultants.com by Friday, February 10. Virtual attendance option also available.

 

Agenda

WRCA Inland Empire Chapter Meeting @ Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
15
Wed
WRTX: Tel Aviv to Texas: Lessons Learned from the 2022 WateReuse Israel Delegation
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WRTX: Tel Aviv to Texas: Lessons Learned from the 2022 WateReuse Israel Delegation

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February 15, 2023 Time: 1:00pm CT | 2:00pm ET


As a global leader in water reuse, Israel takes a very intentional and integrated approach to producing and maintaining its water supply. They combine desalination, water recycling of municipal wastewater and stormwater capture, and reuse to ensure sustainable supplies. Nearly 90 percent of Israel’s treated wastewater is reused for agricultural irrigation purposes.


In November 2022, over 40 representatives from the U.S. water sector, including utilities, industry, states, and the federal government, traveled to Israel as part of a science, technology, and policy informational exchange focused on water reuse practices. This intensive week of learning about the Israeli approach to managing its water resources included several delegates from Texas.


The panelists will share their general experience as part of the delegation (5-10 mins each) and then we will ask a few prepared questions about lessons learned and how those could be applied to Texas communities. If time allows, we will take questions from the audience.


Moderator: 

Paula Paciorek, Division Manager, Houston Water Planning

Presenters:

  • Special Introduction by Omer Bab, Director of Trade and Regulatory Policy, Embassy of Israel and Danny Greenwald, Senior Deputy Director General for Regulation, Israel Water Authority
  • Eva Steinle-Darling, Water Reuse Technical Practice Director, Carollo Engineers
  • Hunter Adams, Environmental Laboratory Supervisor, City of Wichita Falls – Cypress Environmental Laboratory
  • Erika Crespo, Assistant Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Kobe Nagar, CEO and Co-Founder, 374 Water

 

Feb
16
Thu
WRCA Orange County Chapter Meeting @ Moulton Nigel Water District
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Key topic will be on urban runoff diversions; more details forthcoming.

For more information contact Kraig Erickson

Feb
17
Fri
WRCA Northern California Chapter Meeting @ virtual
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Feb
21
Tue
Pacific Northwest Section Meeting
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
24
Fri
Leg-Reg Committee Meeting
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please contact Jennifer West for details

WRCA Leg-Reg Committee Meeting @ virtual
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For more information contact Jennifer West

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