Water Reuse Committee
The Water Reuse Committee has two main goals, we:
- Review technical practices related to water reuse
- Disseminate available information regarding water reuse to NEWEA membership
Water reuse is emerging as a key tool to manage one of our most critical resources, water, in a more sustainable manner. Water reuse includes collection, treatment and distribution of reclaimed water for direct and indirect potable and non-potable uses. Source water for reuse may come from one or more the following sources rainwater, stormwater, greywater, blackwater, industrial process water, or wastewater treatment facility effluent. Our Committee seeks to expand knowledge of the water reuse field, in order to provide sound information to both present and future NEWEA members, as well as regulators and other interested parties.
Robert Scott, Chair
Bruce Douglas, Vice Chair
What does the Water Reuse Committee do?
- Tracks changes in and disseminates information regarding federal and state water reuse policies, guidelines, and regulations
- Assists the Government Affairs Committee in reviewing and commenting on proposed regulations, policies, and guidelines
- Recruits technical papers for presentation at Association meetings, and coordinates with the Program Committee to develop technical sessions at the Annual Conference and Spring Meeting
- Provides a forum for the exchange of information related to water reuse
- Plans, organizes, and executes specialty conferences related to water reuse at least once during the tenure of the Chair
How often do we meet?
- Quarterly conference calls
- More frequent meetings in the year leading up to the Specialty Conference
- Long term preparation for a specialty conference held at least once every 3 years
Why should you join us?
- Excellent cross-section of skills and experience available to broaden your perspective on water reuse
- Excellent way to increase exposure among peers and prospective clients
- Requires innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to make projects succeed, and members benefit from seeing how problems are tackled in different ways
- Water reuse growing as a fundamental tool for promoting both sustainable and economically viable solutions for providing fit for purpose alternative water sources discharge and permitting issues
See what we’ve accomplished.
2018 Water Reuse Specialty Seminar at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT – August 10, 2018