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San Diego

The San Diego Regional Chapter of the WateReuse Association was founded in 2000 to support the ever-increasing focus on water recycling to supplement and diversify the San Diego region’s water supplies. Members of the San Diego Regional Chapter include recycled water purveyors, recycled water customers, regulatory agencies, engineering and consulting firms, equipment vendors, as well as interested individuals from the community at large.

WateReuse San Diego 20th Anniversary

The San Diego Chapter celebrated their 20th anniversary in April 2022

   20th Anniversary Celebration, April 2022

Mission

The mission of the San Diego Regional Chapter of the WateReuse Association is to provide a forum for the exchange of information to promote the beneficial use of recycled water in the San Diego region.

Water Reuse in San Diego

Water is essential to San Diego’s economy, quality of life and world-famous environment. The San Diego region has few local sources of water and more than 80 percent of the water is imported from hundreds of miles away. The imported water is unreliable since years of plentiful water can be followed by years of drought and water scarcity. The arid, Mediterranean-like climate receives an average of 10-inches of rainfall a year, enough to supply only a fraction of our current population. To meet current and future water needs, the San Diego region must diversify its sources of water and increase its use of locally produced water. Recycled water is an important piece of the puzzle in solving our long-term water reliability needs. Since 1961, recycled water use for golf course and landscape irrigation, as well as some recreational, commercial and industrial uses, has continued to increase and offset San Diego’s need to import water, continually improving our quality of life.

Join Today!

Regional stakeholders are encouraged to become Members of WateReuse Association and the California Section (https://watereuse.org/join/). WateReuse Members can become San Diego Chapter Sponsors which will ensure you are invited to all regular Chapter meetings and events and included in our email distribution that provides WateReuse news, regulatory updates, and regional Chapter updates. Chapter Sponsorship Dues are $75 annually (price per organization) and are used, in part, to fund our regular chapter events, community outreach, and a scholarship program. To sign up as a Sponsor of the San Diego Chapter of WateReuse, please mail a completed membership enrollment form and dues to:

WateReuse Association – San Diego Chapter
c/o San Diego Public Utilities Department
2797 Caminito Chollas
San Diego, CA  92105
Attention: Mahyar Navizi

Leadership

Joceyln Lu, President
Brown and Caldwell
jlu@brwncald.com

Lindsey Stephenson, President-Elect
Olivenhain Municipal Water District
lstephenson@olivenhain.com

Tom Falk, Past President & Chapter Trustee
CDM Smith
falktc@cdmsmith.com

Rosalyn Prickett, Secretary
Woodard & Curran
rprickett@woodardcurran.com

Megan Drummy, Director of Public Relations
Hazen and Sawyer
mdrummy@hazenandsawyer.com

Mahyar Navizi, Treasurer
City of San Diego
mnavizi@sandiego.gov

Jessica Cleaver, Editor
San Diego County Water Authority
JCleaver@sdcwa.org

Meetings and Events

Meeting Resources

Meetings resources include presentations, agendas, and other documents from past meetings.

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Chapter Meeting, March 30, 2022

Chapter Meeting, December 14, 2021

Chapter Meeting, August 25, 2021

Chapter Meeting, June 23, 2021

Chapter Meeting, April 1, 2021

Chapter Meeting, December 9, 2020

Chapter Meeting, October 6, 2020

Agenda

Presentations and Handouts

  • WateReuse California Update
    • Paul Sciuto, President of Board of Trustees and General Manager of Monterey One Water
    • Jennifer West, Managing Director of WateReuse California
  • Regulatory Updates with Q&A
    • Division of Drinking Water – Recycled Water Unit
      • Candida Granillo-Dodds, Water Resource Control Engineer
    • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
      • Fisayo Osibodu, PE, Water Resource Control Engineer
      • Brandon Bushnell, EIT, Water Resource Control Engineer

Chapter Meeting, July 16, 2020

Agenda

Presentations

Chapter Meeting, February 19, 2020

Newsletters

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WateReuse is the only trade association that focuses solely on advancing laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse. Our niche strategy sets us apart from other organizations in the water industry.

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