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November 1, 2022

Charting Our Future: Submit a Presentation Proposal for the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium by November 4

WateReuse invites water reuse experts, practitioners, researchers, and young professionals to submit proposals for a place on the podium during the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Antonio. WateReuse is looking for fresh presentations emphasizing the future of water reuse globally. View the Call for Presentations and submit proposals online. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9 am ET.

Armadillo Racing, River Walk, and More: Early-Bird Registration Opens to the Public Today

Register Now for Knowledge Sharing, Networking, and Intriguing Discussions

Make your plans to attend the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium early and save big! Join us March 6-9, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas and/or on the WateReuse virtual conference platform. The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference focused on water reuse technology, policy, innovation, and public engagement. The early-bird registration rates are available through January 6, 2022. Register now!

Washington Update

Water Recycling Priorities Remain in $1.75 trillion Spending Bill

U.S. EPA to Fund $6 million in Reuse Research Looking at Human Viruses Found in Wastewater

The U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development announced $6.2 million in funding for five grants to support research on existing and novel surrogates for detecting and monitoring viruses in wastewater that is intended for water reuse applications. The research helps identify science gaps to increase adoption of water reuse. The following organizations have been awarded funding:

  • Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • University of California – Irvine, Irvine, California
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Water Research Foundation, Denver, Colorado

Read more.

State Updates and Member Profiles

Member Spotlight: EPA Awards $224 Million WIFIA Loan to Los Angeles for Water Reuse and Climate Resilience

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will receive a $224 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to help finance the San Fernando Basin groundwater replenishment project. The City of LA’s Donald C. Tillman Advanced Water Purification Facility will treat 15.5 million gallons of the city’s wastewater for replenishment of the local groundwater supply. EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water, Radhika Fox highlighted water reuse facilities like the Tillman facility as central to climate resiliency. Read more.

AZ: EPA Border 2025 Project to Invest in Water Reuse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a funding award to support development of water reuse projects along both sides of the border in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The new Border 2025 U.S.- Mexico Environmental Program will invest in an initiative to identify water reuse opportunities for the Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rio Rico, Arizona, as well as a project to develop a wetlands reuse project on Cocopah Tribal lands. Read more.

CA: San Francisco Partners with Brewers to Recycle Water

Anchor Brewing, San Francisco’s oldest operating brewery, will soon be recycling its water. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is focused on helping customers, like breweries, save water through conservation and recycling efforts. Starting in January of next year, the brewery will have the capacity to recycle 20 million gallons of water per year. Read more.

TX: Financing Program Highlighted as Tool for Accelerating Water Reuse Projects

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program was recently highlighted for its incentives to make facilities more water efficient. Approved by state legislation in 2013, local governments can establish PACE programs to provide property owners with long-term, affordable financing for efficiency upgrades such as water reuse systems. San Antonio, for example, approved PACE in 2020 to support water and energy savings. Read more.

Water Recycling is Growing as a Resiliency Solution

As the impacts of climate change continue to spread across the U.S., more communities are turning to water recycling. Market intelligence firm, Bluefield Research, is tracking 635 water reuse projects in various stages of planning across the country that will be added to the estimated 300 already in operation. The growth stems not only from increasing strain on water supplies, but an interest in increased resiliency and redundancy for critical water supplies. Read more.

Research Update

Water Research Foundation Publishes New Potable Reuse Research

Recently published research by the Water Research Foundation will be used to inform California’s upcoming regulation on direct potable reuse. The research covers topics such as pathogen monitoring, chemical peak management, and unknown chemical detection methods. Additional research on potable and non-potable reuse is still underway. Read more.

Survey: Public Support for Water Reuse is Growing in Europe

A Cranfield University survey of over 2,500 residents in the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Netherlands found a high level of support for potable water reuse. Results showed that in the Netherlands, 75 percent of respondents supported or strongly supported the use of recycled water for drinking, compared to 73 percent in Spain and 67 percent in the United Kingdom. Read more.

WateReuse Member Resources and Benefits

Need to Illustrate the Value of Water Reuse Investment? Use Our Flyer and Infographic

Utilities must make a compelling case to ratepayers, policymakers, and other stakeholders that investment in water recycling is the right decision. Use our flyer and infographic to illustrate that Investment in water reuse builds communities that are modern, sustainable and stable—ready for families to flourish and businesses to grow. The infographic highlights examples of recycled water from coast to coast and documents the value they bring.

Interactive Map on State Water Reuse Policies and Regulations

Do you need information about water reuse policies and regulations from across the United States? Visit the state policy map on our website to find summaries of the regulatory landscape in key states, as well as links to specific polices and regulations. Clicking on a particular state opens a pop-up window with detailed information about the state. WateReuse invites members to help us fill in gaps in knowledge using the comment box provided on the page. The map is updated periodically as new information is received and/or states update their regulations. View the state policy map here.

Water Reuse Conferences, Webcasts, and Events

Webcast: PFAS Strategic Roadmap – EPA’s Commitments to Action: 2021-2024

November 2, 2021
11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour)

Join EPA leaders to learn about EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap and important actions to protect public health and the environment. Register here.

Webcast: Advancing Reuse in Distributed Systems

Global Water Works
November 9, 2021
11 am PT | 2 pm ET

This webcast will look at how water reuse builds resilience in decentralized water systems. Internationally recognized speakers will discuss best practices and property-scale success stories. Register here.

Webcast: Agricultural Reuse in California: Moving to the Next Level

November 10, 2021
11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour)

Join WateReuse California’s Agriculture Reuse committee to discuss the benefits of agriculture reuse, programs and case-studies, regulations, and an outlook for the future. Register here.

Webcast: Keys to Success: Water Recycling in Small and Disadvantaged Communities

November 15, 2021
9am PT | 12 pm ET (1 hour)

This free training webinar is presented to support water managers in small, resource-limited communities. The training will focus on keys for successful development and implementation of water reuse projects and is a part of Water Reuse Action Plan Action 8.5: Engagement with Disadvantaged and Rural Communities on Water Reuse. Register here.

Webcast: Permitting Water Innovation: Improving Permitting Processes to Support New Water Management Technologies and Strategies

November 17, 2021
9 am PT | 12 pm ET (2 hours)

This free webinar will present findings and insights from recent research, water reuse actions, and specific case studies to explore how water permitting affects our ability to implement water recycling, energy recovery, nature-based solutions, and other innovative water management approaches. Register here.

Water Utility Resilience Forum

December 13-15, 2021
Miami, FL

The Water Utility Resilience Forum will advance the thinking on how utilities can be resilient and sustainable now and for the next one hundred years. Featuring insights from water sector leaders and subject-matter experts, the Forum will be a rich dialogue on what utilities are doing today to be resilient and what a resilient future looks like. Register here.


Los Angeles Chapter Meeting @ Virtual
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting When: Dec 7, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yhqD8sHdym0HbW8iFiaZW3kNVOSKTs After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Water Reuse in India: State of Practice and New Developments
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

10:30 am – 12:00 pm EST (US and Canada) | 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm IST
WateReuse Members: Free
Others: $49
PDHs: 1

Register Now!

This webcast will feature a summary of the state of practice of water reuse in India. The regional challenges and potential for water reuse in India provide insight for other countries, such as the United States. Specific research and case studies will likely cover water reuse for agricultural applications. Such applications are of growing importance both in India and internationally. Other examples will likely draw from community developments that utilize greywater and blackwater to provide a community value through reuse. 

Moderator: Abinash Patro, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – South Asia


  • Mary Eggert, Global Water Works
  • Mr. Girish Kale, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – South Asia
  • Arun Kumar, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Dr. Snehalatha MekalaFreshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA)
  • Suhail Rahman, CoEvolve Estates
  • Greta Zornes, CDM Smith


Inland Empire WateReuse Chapter Meeting
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for the last Inland Empire WateReuse Chapter Meeting of 2021!

WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2021 // 10:30 am – noon

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for IE WateReuse President-Elect

Come join the IE Chapter Board and help bring engaging topics and in-person meetings to the IE chapter in 2022!   The President Elect position will be up for election at the 12/15 meeting – the position is 3 consecutive 1-year terms, beginning with President-Elect, then moving into the President and Past President roles.  More information can be found in the chapter Bylaws (attached).  Please contact any of the current board members (copied on this email) if you are interested or would like to nominate someone else.  Nominations will be accepted at the meeting as well.


  • Election for IE WateReuse President-Elect
  • DPR Update – Jennifer West, Managing Director, WateReuse California
  • Brine Discharge in the IE Brine Line: Current and Future State – Jeff Mosher, General Manager, SAWPA
  • Final Presentation – TBD

Zoom Meeting

When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 // 10:30 am – noon


Meeting ID: 859 7995 4755
Dial-in Number: (720) 707-2699


10:30  Welcome

Maroun El-Hage, Chapter President, EMWD

10:35 WateReuse Inland Empire Board of Directors Election for President Elect

Maroun El-Hage, Chapter President Elect, EMWD

10:45 DPR Update

Jennifer West, Managing Director, WateReuse California

11:10 Brine Discharge in the IE Brine Line: Current and Future State

Jeff Mosher, General Manager, SAWPA

11:35  TBD


11:55  Closing Comments & Adjourn

Maroun El-Hage, Chapter President, EMWD

Orange County Chapter Meeting
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2022 National Water Reuse Policy Outlook
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2022 National Water Reuse Policy Outlook

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

Register Now!

January 2022 ushers in new opportunities in water recycling and reuse advocacy with both the Administration and Congress. In November 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which provided $1 billion for Western water recycling programs through the Bureau of Reclamation and roughly $48 billion for nationwide programs administered by EPA’s Office of Water. The IIJA also reauthorized the Alternative Water Source Grants Program, creating a nationwide reuse program and established a federal interagency working group on water reuse. While many priorities were included in the IIJA, WateReuse continues to urge Congress to authorize and appropriate additional essential water recycling programs.

Please join us on January 12 for a webcast with Washington insiders to examine what’s on the congressional agenda for 2022 and what water-related priorities the Biden Administration is likely to continue driving progress on. Top Washington water sector lobbyists will discuss the status of key legislation and explain the opportunities to advance a water reuse policy agenda. 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 help get you up to speed.


  • Greg Fogel, Policy Director, WateReuse Association
  • David Leiter, President, Plurus Strategies
Special Board Meeting: Marketing Analysis Deep Dive @ Virtual
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, January 21, 2022 
8 am – 9:30 am PT / 11 am -12:30 pm EST
Bluefield Marketing Assessment

2nd Annual Water Reuse Symposium @ Tuscany Suites & Casino
Feb 1 all-day
2nd Annual Water Reuse Symposium @ Tuscany Suites & Casino

SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual Water Reuse Symposium

Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Water Reuse Symposium, February 1, 2022 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

Another year and another exciting program. A detailed program will be out soon. Stay up to date!

Special Board Meeting: Operational Assessment Deep Dive @ Virtual
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, February 18, 2022
8 am – 9:30 am PT / 11 am -12:30 pm EST
Association Headquarters Operational Assessment

Meeting of the Board of Directors – First Quarter 2022 @ San Antonio
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

First Quarter:

Sunday, March 6, 2022 ~  8:00 am to 12:00 pm CST, San Antonio

Board Workshops:
Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Saturday, March 5, 2022
Thursday, March 3 ~ Board Dinner
Friday, March 4 ~ Meeting all day
Saturday, March 5 ~ Meeting in Morning


37th Annual WateReuse Symposium
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm
37th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Super Saver Opens October 4:  37th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Antonio, Texas

Mark your calendar for the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium to be held March 5-9, 2022 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. A special super saver registration rate will be offered exclusively to WateReuse Association members beginning Monday, October 4, 2021—before early-bird registration opens to the general public.

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