AAEES Asks: Are We Ready for Direct Potable Reuse?

After decades of indirect potable reuse (IPR), are we ready for the next step: direct potable reuse (DPR)? That’s the question posed by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) at its 2017 AAEES Annual West Coast Event to be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) in Fountain Valley. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2017WestCoastEvent. For additional information, contact Yolanda Moulden via email: YMoulden@aaees.org.

DPR is the introduction of advanced treated, recycled water into a raw water pipeline or small surface reservoir upstream of a drinking water treatment plant.

The event includes dinner and a networking seminar with panel discussion, water tasting and more.  Panelists include Mike Markus, P.E., BCEE, general manager, Orange County Water District (OCWD); Jim Herberg, P.E., BCEE, general manager, Orange County Sanitation District; Sandy Scott-Roberts, P.E., Groundwater Replenishment System program manager, OCWD; Traci Minamide, P.E., BCEE, chief operating officer LA Sanitation; Brian Bernados, P.E., recycled water specialist, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board; and Shane Trussel, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, president of Trussell Technologies.

AAEES is dedicated to excellence in the practice of environmental engineering to ensure public health, safety and welfare. In Southern California a key component of the practice focuses on meeting the challenge of securing future water supplies.