A Triple Bottom Line Evaluation of Potable and Nonpotable Reuse Treatment Schemes
October 10, 2013
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST (U.S.)
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST
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More communities than ever are investigating the feasibility of implementing potable and nonpotable reuse projects to increase their available yield and protect against periods of drought. The complexity of this task is compounded by the variety of reuse treatment technologies, which can differ in terms of benefit to the end user as well as in the true cost of implementation.
This research project examines the benefits and costs of various levels of treatment for potable and nonpotable reuse applications. A triple bottom line (TBL) analysis was performed that includes financial, environmental, and social elements to help ensure that the right treatment process is applied for the intended use without expending unnecessary funds, energy, greenhouse gases, and other social and environmental costs. Potable and nonpotable reuse scenarios are examined.
Larry Schimmoller is CH2M HILL’s Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse. He is a professional engineer and is located in CH2M HILL’s Denver office. He has extensive experience on potable and non-potable reuse projects throughout the country and abroad.
Dr. Mary Jo Kealy has more than 30 years of experience as a natural resource economist with specialized expertise in natural resource and environmental economics, benefit-cost analysis, micro-economic and macro-economic theory and public economics. As a Senior Principal Economist with CH2MHill, she leads the natural resource economics practice.
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