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September 21, 2020

2021 WateReuse Awards for Excellence: Submit a Nomination by September 30

Is your utility or business demonstrating leadership in advancing water recycling? Or do you know of an organization, individual, or partnership that has implemented an innovative solution that will inspire others? If so, submit a nomination for the 2021 WateReuse Awards for Excellence to get the recognition you deserve. Nominations are due September 30, 2020.

The 2021 WateReuse Awards for Excellence will recognize accomplishments for 2019 and 2020. Winners will be recognized in conjunction with the 36th Annual WateReuse Symposium in March 2021. Submit a nomination now!

Did You Attend the 35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium? Please Complete Our Survey!

Although the global pandemic meant that we were unable to meet in person this year, our staff and dedicated volunteer leaders worked hard to bring the full program planned for Denver to your desktop. Please take a few moments to complete a brief survey giving us your feedback on the Virtual Symposium.

Washington Update

Federal Initiatives Highlighted at WateReuse Symposium

The work of the federal family to support the adoption of water recycling was an integral component of the 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium, which launched online September 14-16 using a fully interactive virtual platform. Multiple sessions explored the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP), while other sessions focused on national policy developments and federal financing programs.

Participate in Water Reuse Action Plan Survey

The WateReuse Association helped develop the WRAP with support from our members, and is playing a leading role in its implementation. Details about the current status of each action can be found in the WRAP Online Platform.

In order to help guide implementation of a range of actions, we are asking for your feedback. Complete the survey here. Thank you for your participation.

WateReuse Symposium Highlights WRAP Updates and Progress

35th Annual WateReuse Symposium Wrap Up

The 35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium launched Monday, September 14 with more than 800 participants from across the U.S. and representing 15 countries around the world. This year Symposium’s is also the culmination of a year-long celebration of the WateReuse Association’s 30th anniversary. The full program is available On Demand until October 24.

WateReuse Virtual Symposium Leaderboard: CASWB, Black & Veatch, Evoqua, Arcadis and Mead & Hunt!

This year’s virtual Symposium offers many opportunities for attendees to engage including attending sessions, downloading resources from the platform, visiting the Exhibit Hall, networking with colleagues in the lounge, and more. Our Leaderboard allows attendees to earn points for fun rewards and demonstrate their leadership in the water reuse community!

Of the more than 800 registrants, the participants at the top of our Leaderboard are:

  1. Tie — Elena Joy Pelen, CA Water Boards, Division of Drinking Water, SF District – RW Coordinator (4,820 points)
    Tie — Hurwitz, Black & Veatch, Process Specialist (4,820 points)
  2. Walt Kozlowski, Evoqua Water Technologies, Director Strategic Marketing (3,420 points)
  3. Ufuk Erdal, ARCADIS, Water Reuse National Director (2,670 points)
  4. Patrick Regan, Evoqua Water Technologies, Vice President (2,555 points)
  5. Andrea Boyd, Mead & Hunt, Water Resources Engineer-in-Training (2,310 points)

The entire platform, including over 100 hours of education, will continue to be available through October 24. WateReuse will continue to highlight those at the top of the leaderboard.

Highlights from the 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium

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