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Registration is Open for the Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Workshop

September 11, 2017 (Alexandria, VA)  Registration for the Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Workshop hosted by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is open. The workshop is held in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, US Water Alliance, California Water Environment Association, and the National Water Research Institute. The workshop will engage attendees on the current and future state of onsite non-potable water systems (onsite systems).

Onsite systems represent the beneficial capture, treatment, and fit-for-purpose use of stormwater, roof runoff, greywater, blackwater, foundation drainage, or condensate for non-potable purposes in or near a building. Onsite systems can effectively augment water supplies, reduce sewer overflows, and help achieve community resiliency and sustainability goals. Yet concerns persist over the role water utilities can take in these initiatives, considerations for social equity issues, as well as how to best permit and operate these systems in a way that protects public health.

The workshop includes a diverse range of speakers representing utilities, public health agencies, consultants, academia, government, and green building sectors, including speakers from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, University of California, Davis, Natural Systems Utilities, Sherwood Designs, and others.

Workshop topics will include: water quality guidelines, regulations, permitting, treatment systems and design, economics, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized water/wastewater systems. The workshop will also include findings from WE&RF’s Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems (SIWM10C15) and new developments from the National Blue Ribbon Commission

The first 30 registrants will receive a free copy of SIWM10C15. The workshop is on November 8 in Beverly Hills, CA from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, funds research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of water, including wastewater, stormwater, and other water sources. WE&RF is recognized worldwide as a trusted source of innovation and peer-reviewed research in wastewater, water reuse, and resource recovery.