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With increasing populations and industry, climate changes, increasing natural disaster activities and decreasing water supplies in urban regions, demand for water is increasing at such a rapid pace that water utilities are viewing their own region's wastewater as a potential local new water resource. The central question for long-term planning is whether to direct this resource toward potable reuse or develop and expand existing non-potable recycled water systems. Potable reuse systems have advantages over non-potable systems, but they also present challenges that must be weighed against those of non-potable reuse systems. Prominent speakers active in the field of water reuse will share their experience and opinions with a lively discussion of the current and future trends in potable and non-potable water reuse with examples, technological advances, and regulatory trends in the US and internationally. Trade-offs of costs and benefits of these water reuse systems will also be discussed by the webcast speakers.
- George Tchobanoglous
- Bahman Sheikh
- Germano Salazar-Benites
- Tania Datta and Eileen Navarrete (co-moderators)
There will be 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. The PDH instructions will be sent to all attendees 24 hours after the webcast has ended.