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Project Information

Project Information


Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs


Project Scope:

The Water Science and Technology Board is undertaking a comprehensive study of the potential for water reclamation and reuse of municipal wastewater to expand and enhance the nation's available water supply alternatives. This broad study will consider a wide range of uses, including drinking water, non-potable urban uses, irrigation, industrial process water, groundwater recharge, and water for environmental purposes. The study will consider technical, economic, institutional, and social challenges to increased adoption of water reuse, and it will provide practical guidance to decision makers evaluating their water supply alternatives. The first phase of the study was a planning phase to guide the remainder of the study.

In Phase I of the study, the NRC committee:

• gathered relevant background information;
• held one meeting to receive briefings, and
• agreed upon a work plan that would support execution of the study on water reclamation and reuse (described below as Phase II).

Phase II

In Phase II of the study, now underway, the committee will consider a wide range of uses, including drinking water, non-potable urban uses, irrigation, industrial process water, groundwater recharge, and water for environmental purposes.

Phase II of the study is expected to address the following issues and questions and result in a report of the study:

1. Contributing to the nation's water supplies. What are the potential benefits of expanded water reuse and reclamation? How much municipal wastewater effluent is produced in the United States, what is its' quality, and where is it currently discharged? What is the suitability--in terms of water quality and quantity--of processed wastewaters for various purposes, including drinking water, non-potable urban uses, irrigation, industrial processes, groundwater recharge, and environmental restoration?

2. Assessing the state of technology. What is the current state-of-the-technology in wastewater treatment and production of reclaimed water? How do available treatment technologies compare in terms of treatment performance (e.g., nutrient control, contaminant control, pathogen removal), cost, energy use, and environmental impacts? What are the current technology challenges and limitations? What are the infrastructure requirements of water reuse for various purposes?

3. Assessing risks. What are the human health risks of using reclaimed water for various purposes, including indirect potable reuse? What are the risks of using reclaimed water for environmental purposes? How effective are monitoring, control systems, and the existing regulatory framework in assuring the safety and reliability of wastewater reclamation practices?

4. Costs. How do the costs (including environmental costs, such as energy use and greenhouse gas emissions) and benefits of water reclamation and reuse generally compare with other supply alternatives, such as seawater desalination and non-technical options such as water conservation or market transfers of water?

5. Barriers to implementation. What implementation issues (e.g., public acceptance, regulatory, financial, institutional, water rights) limit the applicability of water reuse to help meet the nation's water needs and what, if appropriate, are means to overcome these challenges? Based on a consideration of case studies, what are the key social and technical factors associated with successful water reuse projects and favorable public attitudes toward water reuse? Conversely, what are the key factors that have led to the rejection of some water reuse projects?

6. Research needs. What research is needed to advance the nation’s safe, reliable, and cost-effective reuse of municipal wastewater where traditional sources of water are inadequate? What are appropriate roles for governmental and non-governmental entities?


The study is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Water Research Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, the Water Research Foundation, Orange County Water District, Orange County Sanitation District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Irvine Ranch Water District, West Basin Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, and the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.

The approximate start date for the project is May 29, 2008 with a Phase I duration of 7 months.
The expected duration of Phase II is 33 months, with the final report anticipated by December 2011.

Status: Current

PIN: WSTB-U-08-02-A

Project Duration (months): 40 month(s)

RSO: Johnson, Stephanie

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Water Science and Technology Board

Topic(s):


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/28/2009

R. Rhodes Trussell - (Chair)
Trussell Technologies, Inc.

Rhodes Trussell (NAE) is the founder of Trussell Technologies, Inc. Previously he was the lead drinking water technologist at Montgomery Watson Harza, Inc. He is recognized worldwide as an authority in methods and criteria for water quality and the development of advanced processes for treating water or wastewater to achieve the highest standards. He has worked on the process design for dozens of treatment plants, ranging from less than 1 to more than 900 mgd in capacity and has experience with virtually every physiochemical process and most biological processes as well. He has a special interest in emerging water quality problems and reuse. Dr. Trussell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has served for more than ten years on EPA’s Science Advisory Board. He also served as chair of the Water Science and Technology Board and has been a member of numerous NRC committees, including the Committee on the Evaluation of the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water and the Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens. Dr. Trussell, has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Henry A. Anderson
Wisconsin Division of Public Health

Henry A. Anderson is chief medical officer and state epidemiologist for occupational and environmental health in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and adjunct professor of population health at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Anderson's expertise includes public health; preventive, environmental, and occupational medicine; respiratory diseases; epidemiology; human health risk assessment; and risk communication. His research interests include disease surveillance, risk assessment, health hazards of Great Lakes sport-fish consumption, arsenic in drinking water, asbestos disease, and occupational fatalities and injuries. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine with a subspecialty in occupational and environmental medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Anderson is chair of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and serves on the U.S. EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Division on Earth and Life Studies Committee, the Committee on Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Environmental Agents, and the Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice. Dr. Anderson received his MD from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Edmund Archuleta
El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board

Edmund Archuleta is the manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, a role he has served in for nearly 20 years. He is responsible for all aspects of water, wastewater, reclaimed water service, and stormwater to the greater El Paso metropolitan area. Mr. Archuleta is a past Chairman of the American Water Works Association Research Foundation, and current Trustee of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. He serves as chairman of the Multi-State Salinity Coalition and in 2006 was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He is a registered Professional Engineer. Mr. Archuleta earned his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Management degree from the University of New Mexico.
James Crook
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency

James Crook is an independent consultant on water and environmental issues. He is an environmental engineer with more than 30 years of experience in state government and consulting engineering arenas, serving public and private sectors in the U.S. and abroad. He has authored more than 100 publications and is an internationally recognized expert in water reclamation and reuse. Previously, he spent 15 years directing the California Department of Health Services’ water reuse program and developed California’s first comprehensive water reuse criteria. He was the principal author of the Guidelines for Water Reuse, published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and US Agency for International Development. His honors include selection as the American Academy of Environmental Engineers’ 2002 Kappe Lecturer. He served as chair of the Committee on the Evaluation of the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water. Dr. Crook received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Jorg E. Drewes
Colorado School of Mines

Jorg Drewes is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Science and Engineering Department of the Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include water and wastewater treatment, indirect potable reuse technologies, beneficial reuse of produced water during natural gas exploration, the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in natural and engineered systems, and the rejection of organic micropollutants in high-pressure membranes. Previously, Dr. Drewes served as an Associate Director at the National Center for Sustainable Water Supply at Arizona State University, investigating soil-aquifer treatment for sustainable water. Dr. Drewes has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Denise D. Fort
The University of New Mexico

Denise Fort is a member of the faculty at the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. She has 25 years of experience in environmental and natural resources law. She served as chair of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, a presidential commission that prepared a report on western water policy concerns. In earlier positions, she served as director of New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Division, as a staff representative to the National Governors Association, as an environmental attorney, and in other capacities concerned with environmental and natural resource matters. She has served on the Water Science and Technology Board and numerous NRC committees, including the Committee on Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water. She received her B.A. from St. John’s College and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s School of Law.
Charles N. Haas
Drexel University

Charles Haas is the Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. His areas of research involve microbial and chemical risk assessment, industrial wastewater treatment, waste recovery, and modeling wastewater disinfection and chemical fate and transport. He was one of the first scientists to examine dose-response data sets for microbial agents spread through environmental means and to implement a quantitative risk framework. Dr. Haas is also the co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Haas has been a member of several National Research Council committees, including a committee to define "how clean is safe" following clean up from a bioterrorist event and the Committee on the Evaluation of the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water. He is also a member of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Haas received his B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Brent Haddad
University of California, Santa Cruz

Brent Haddad is the founder and director of the Center for Integrated Water Research and a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on fresh water policy and management, including urban water management strategies, utility-stakeholder communications (including risk communication and public perception), long-range planning, and he has published research analyzing public responses to water reuse projects. Dr. Haddad serves as a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the WateReuse Foundation, on the Editorial Board of Environmental Management, and as a consultant for numerous public- and private-sector clients. He received a B.A from Stanford University, an M.A in International Relations from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A in Business and Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from University of California, Berkeley.
Duane Huggett
University of North Texas

Duane Huggett is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Texas. Previously, Dr. Huggett worked as a research scientist with Pfizer Global Research and Development. Dr. Hugget's research interests include environmental toxicology, bioconcentration and bioaccumulation of contaminants, and ecopharmacology and physiology. Recent research has focused on the bioconcentration and toxicology of select pharmaceuticals in fish. Dr. Huggett received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, and he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology, respectively, from the University of Mississippi.
Sunny Jiang
University of California, Irvine

Sunny Jiang is Associate Professor at the University of California at Irvine in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on water quality microbiology, microbial ecology, and epidemiology of exposure to recreational waters, and she specializes in the application of biotechnology tools for assessment and detection of microbial pathogens in the aquatic environment. She has served on the AWWA Research Foundation Project Advisory Committee and the WHO Desalination Guideline Development Committee. Dr. Jiang received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nankai University in China, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science at the University of South Florida.
David L. Sedlak
University of California, Berkeley

David Sedlak is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of research interest include analytical methods for measuring organic compounds in water, fate of chemical contaminants in water recycling systems, metal speciation, and its effect on metal uptake and reaction, environmental photochemistry, and ecological engineering. He has received several notable awards including the Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Water Quality Engineering in 2003, the NSF CAREER Award in 1997, and the Hellman Family Faculty Award in 1996. Dr. Sedlak received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. degree in Water Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Shane Snyder
Southern Nevada Water Authority

Shane Snyder is the Research and Development Project Manager at the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also serves as an associate adjunct professor in the chemistry department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Much of his research has focused on the trace-level detection, removal, and toxicology of emerging contaminants, such as endocrine disrupting compounds, perchlorate, and pharmaceuticals. He serves as the Chair of the American Water Works Association's Organic Contaminant Research Committee and as the vice-chair of the Source Water Protection Committee. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Thiel College in Pennsylvania and a dual Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology and Zoology from Michigan State University.
Margaret H. Whittaker
ToxServices

Margaret H. Whittaker is the Chief Toxicologist and President of ToxServices, where she serves as the project manager and technical lead of ToxServices projects. In addition to her extensive program management experience, Dr. Whittaker has extensive technical experience in hazard identification and non-cancer and cancer dose-response assessment, including quantitative risk assessment (e.g., benchmark dose modeling for both carcinogens and non-carcinogens). She has worked at two of the country's leading toxicology and risk assessment consulting firms (The ENVIRON Corporation and The Weinberg Group). Dr. Whittaker has over a decade of experience evaluating health hazards and quantitating human health risks for low-level contaminants in drinking water, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, and food additives. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.). Dr. Whittaker earned a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan.
Dale Whittington
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dale Whittington is Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, City & Regional Planning, and Public Policy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 1986 he has worked for the World Bank and other international agencies on the development and application of techniques for estimating the economic value of environmental resources in developing countries, with a particular focus on water and sanitation and vaccine policy issues. Dr. Whittington has published extensively on cost-benefit analysis, environmental economics, and water resources planning and policy in developing countries. His current research interests include the development of planning approaches and methods for the design of improved water and sanitation systems for the rapidly growing cities of Asia. Dr. Whittington received his A.B. at Brown University, his MPA at the University of Texas, his M.Sc. at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Note: As of 5/27, Committee has been changed with the addition of Dr. Henry Anderson (see above for bio).

Events



Location:

Dallas, TX
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sarah Brennan
Contact Email:  sbrennan@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The entire meeting was held in closed discussion, as the committee worked to progress its draft document. The committee went through the draft chapter by chapter and refined findings and recommendations.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 09, 2011


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sarah Brennan
Contact Email:  sbrennan@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
Edmund Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The entire meeting was held in closed discussion, as the committee worked to progress its draft document. The committee went through the draft chapter by chapter and refined findings and recommendations. In addition, the committee decided to have one more closed meeting to finalize the report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 09, 2011


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
No open portion of the meeting.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
Edmund Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The entire meeting was held in closed discussion, as the committee worked to progress its draft document. The committee went through the draft chapter by chapter and refined findings and recommendations. In addition, the committee identified steps forwards between now and the next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2010


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
Committee on Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

Fifth Meeting

January 25-26, 2010
Keck Center
500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC

Draft Agenda

Monday, January 25


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 10:30

OPEN SESSION

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Rhodes Trussell, Committee chair

10:40 – 12:00 noon Panel discussion on the federal role in water reuse
• What are appropriate federal roles in water reuse?
• What is the value of national reuse regulations?
• Is there adequate coordination between the SDWA and CWA?
Pete Silva, EPA
TBD, USBR (invited)
Betsy Cody, CRS
Mark LeChevallier, American Water
Josh Johnson, Senate Energy and Natural Resources
TBD, CEQ (invited)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Federal reuse-related research and initiatives
Jerad Bales, USGS
Audrey Levine, EPA
Jared Ciferno, NETL, DOE
Dan Deely, USAID (invited)
Max Zarate-Bermudez, CDC
TBD, USDA (invited)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:15 – 3:40 p.m. Future reuse-related research priorities for WERF
Dan Woltering, WERF

3:40 – 4:05 p.m. Future research priorities for the WateReuse Foundation
Wade Miller, WateReuse

4:05 – 4:20 p.m. Public Comment Session
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3-4
minutes should sign up at the meeting)

4:20 p.m. Adjourn




Tuesday, January 26


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
Edmund Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed the presentations of the open session. Most of the discussion centered around the role of the federal government in research and funding of water reuse projects. Committee members also broke up in small groups and discussed their writing chapters.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2010


Location:

Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando FL
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
Committee on Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

Fourth Meeting

October 11-13, 2009
The Grand Bohemian Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Sunday, October 11

OPEN SESSION
Field trip

Morning trip to Conserv II, hosted by Phil Cross.

Afternoon trip to the Orlando Easterly Wetlands, hosted by Mark Sees.
Specific times TBD.

Those wishing to attend the field trip, please email srussell@nas.edu as soon as possible.

Monday, October 12

OPEN SESSION

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Rhodes Trussell, Chair

8:40 – 9:20 a.m. Overview of Florida’s Reuse Program and Regulatory Framework
Chris Ferraro, FDEP

9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Agricultural Reuse in Florida
Larry Parsons, University of Florida, IFAS, Lake Alfred

9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Health Perspectives on Reuse
Bob Vincent, Florida Department of Health


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break


10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Water Reuse at Florida’s Water Management Districts
David Moore, SWFWMD
Mark Elsner, SFWMD
Hal Wilkening, SJWMD

11:30 – 12:00 noon A view from the districts: A panel discussion of reuse successes and challenges in Florida

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Water Reuse in Miami-Dade County
Bertha Goldenberg, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department

1:40 – 2:20 p.m. West Palm Beach Wetlands
Joe Carlini (invited, not yet confirmed)

2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Water Reuse in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Frank Stephens, Gwinnett County Water Resources

3:00 – 3:20 p.m. BREAK

3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Trinity River Authority, Texas
Glenn Clingenpeel, TRA

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Public Comment Session
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3-4
minutes should sign up at the meeting)

4:15 p.m. Adjourn



CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)


4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Committee work Session




Tuesday, October 13


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Committee work session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
Edmund Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee largely discussed perspective heard from the speakers in the open session. The committee discussed its current outline, and delineated writing assignments. Committee members also began discussing dates for the next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2010


Location:

Golden, Colorado
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
Committee on Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

Third Meeting

July 16-17, 2009

Draft Agenda



Thursday, July 16

CLOSED SESSION

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Committee work session

OPEN SESSION

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Rhodes Trussell, Chair

10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Current and Future Water Reuse at Denver Water
Brian Good, General Manager, Denver Water

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. Optimizing Water Efficiency through Innovative Advanced Water Treatment
Mark Pifher, Aurora Water

11:20 – 12:00 noon Western Water Law and Water Reuse
Mark Squillace, University of Colorado, Boulder

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Water Reuse in the Las Vegas Area
Lynn Orphan, Clean Water Coalition

1:40 – 2:20 p.m. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Activities in Water Reuse
Dean Marrone

2:20 – 2:45 p.m. Water Research Foundation’s Activities in Water Reuse
Shonnie Cline, Water Research Foundation

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Public Comment Session
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3-4
minutes should sign up at the meeting)

3:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Committee work session

OPEN SESSION

5:00-5:45 p.m Tour of the Colorado School of Mines distributed wastewater treatment and reuse pilot project
-For those interested in attending, please email Stephen Russell at srussell@nas.edu


Friday, July 17

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee work session

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Henry Anderson
Edmund Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee largely discussed perspective heard from the speakers in the open session. The committee began, as well, to discuss and consider a rough outline for the project report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2010


Location:

Hyatt Regency Hotel at the San Francisco International Airport
Burlingame, CA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
Wednesday, June 10: Room TBD

OPEN SESSION

1:30 –1:45 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Meeting Objectives
Rhodes Trussell, Chair


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Perspectives on Water Reuse in Europe and Lessons Learned
Martin Jekel, Technical University of Berlin, Germany


2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Perspectives on Water Reuse in Australia and Lessons Learned
Rai Kookana, CSIRO Land and Water, Australia


3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Perspectives on Water Reuse in Singapore and Lessons Learned
Mong Hoo Lim, Public Utilities Board, Singapore


4:15 – 5:15 p.m. General Discussion


5:15 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Wednesday (12/10) Field Trip of Orange County area water reuse facilities.
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Russell
Contact Email:  srussell@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3856

Agenda
Committee on Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

First Meeting?
Newport Room
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92612-3002

December 10-12, 2006

Draft Agenda


Wednesday, December 10
*If any member of the public is interested in attending the field trip, please inform Stephen Russell (202-334-3856, srussell@nas.edu) no later than December 4th.

FIELD TRIP to West Basin and Orange County recycling facilities

Breakfast on your own.

7:00 a.m. Tour bus departs from the Island Hotel in Irvine, CA

8:00 a.m. Tour bus arrives at Belamar Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA to pick up committee members who arrived at LAX

8:20 a.m. Arrive at E.C. Little Recycling Facility.

8:20 - 9:20 a.m. Orientation to West Basin Recycling: irrigation, dual systems in buildings, seawater barriers, cooling tower use, high quality water to high pressure boilers
Joe Waters and Ron Wildermuth
West Basin Municipal Water District

9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Tour of E.C. Little Recycling Facility

10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Travel to El Segundo Air Force Base (via golf course)

10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Tour of Air Force Base recycling facilities

11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Travel to Orange County Water District headquarters, Fountain Valley

11:40 - 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch

Presentation on OCWD water recycling activities
Michael Wehner, Asst. General Manager, OCWD

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Tour Ground Water Replenishment System

2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Travel to Anaheim Lake (discussion along the way of role of treated wastewater in regional hydrology)

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Tour spreading facilities

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Travel to Irvine hotel

5:00 p.m. Arrive at Island hotel, Irvine, CA


Thursday, December 11

7:30 Cars depart hotel for Beckman Center

7:45–8:30 a.m. Breakfast (at Center)

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 10:45 a.m. Committee Orientation


10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break


OPEN SESSION

11:00 – 11:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Rhodes Trussell, Chair


11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Wastewater as a Resource
Bob Bastian, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


11:30 – 12:00 a.m. Southern California’s Water Picture
TBD, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (at Center)


1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Water Reuse Challenges in the U.S.
Marsi Steirer, City of San Diego
Mark Millan, Data Instincts
Rich Attwater, Inland Empire
Larry Honeybourne, Orange County Health Care Agency
Jim Dobrowolski, USDA (INVITED)


3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break


3:15 – 3:45 p.m. An overview of recent NRC studies on Water Reuse
Jim Crook, committee member


3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Sponsor Presentations
Audrey Levine and Bob Bastian, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jeff Mosher, National Water Research Institute
Ray Tremblay, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Rich Atwater, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Jim McDaniel and Pankaj Parekh, Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power
Mike Wehner, Orange County Water District
Shonnie Cline, American Water Works Research Foundation
Others TBD

• Background, context for the study
• Agency interests in the study
• Goals and expectations
• Questions/Discussion


5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Public Comment Session
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3-4
minutes should sign up at the meeting)

5:15 p.m. Adjourn

6:30 p.m. Committee Dinner (TBD)


Friday, December 12


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 4:00 p.m. Committee work session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rhodes Trussell
Ed Archuleta
James Crook
Jorg Drewes
Denise Fort
Charles Haas
Brent Haddad
Duane Huggett
Sunny Jiang
David Sedlak
Shane Snyder
Margaret Whittaker
Dale Whittington

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Administrative discussions and writing assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None


Publications

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