California has just experienced what may be the worst drought of the last 500 years. If history is a guide, however, the next drought may be just around the corner and we need to be prepared. WateReuse California is actively engaged in working with our appointed and elected officials to pass legislation and develop regulations that will accelerate the implementation of both non-potable and potable reuse. The depth and breadth of experience within the organization also makes us the go-to organization for communities who are advancing water reuse to meet local demand for water.
California WateReuse Action Plan
WateReuse California released the California WateReuse Action Plan — a comprehensive set of proposed actions that will more than double the use of water recycling in California and help prepare the state for the impacts of climate change. The Plan identifies four strategic areas for action: research, regulations, regional planning and funding and includes 20 specific recommendations.
California Hosts Successful Annual Conference
In March more than 670 people attended California’s annual conference in Garden Grove. This set an all time attendance record for the event. The conference was made possible by volunteers from the Orange County Chapter and the Board of Trustees who worked tirelessly to prepare a unique and informative program. The Town Hall Session featured “Women in WateReuse California, Diversity for the Future.”
Update: Bioanalytical Monitoring Group Holds Second Meeting
The WRCA funded Bioanalytical Implementation Advisory Group administered by NWRI met for the second time on April 10th, 2019, via webcast. The Bioanalytical Monitoring Group and the Water Board staff are working on drafting standard operating procedures for the two new bioassays for potable reuse projects. The next public meeting will be in July or August.
2018 End of Year Report
Jennifer West, Managing Director
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Sacramento, California 95814