California Drought Summit: Registration Now Open!

At last year’s “Re-Inventing Urban Water – Drought Preparedness for the Bay Area” workshop at Stanford University, the California Water Environment Association teamed up with WaterReuse California, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center to recognize the value of new partnerships between water and wastewater agencies, finance opportunities and learn about the technological advances in Direct Potable Reuse to address the drought.  The ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center (Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure) is a National Science Foundation funded by the interdisciplinary, multi-institution research center whose goal is to change the ways in which we manage urban water.

As the drought in California continues, it is becoming even clearer that our water supplies are becoming less reliable.  Bringing these organizations together last year inspired us to go to Sacramento so that regulators and legislators can hear firsthand from acclaimed water leaders and experts the value of new water partnerships for California, technological capabilities of Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) and regulatory opportunities to expand recycled water use as a locally sustainable long term water supply for California. This time, in this unprecedented collaborative partnership that includes water and wastewater associations and agencies throughout California together with DWR and ReNUWIt to explore how our underutilized recycled water supplies can help address the drought, entitled California Drought Summit, Re-Inventing Urban Water, and Potable Reuse.

This full day workshop will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on May 11, 2015 from 8:30AM- 5:30PM. Workshop participants will be provided with an overview of California’s drought forecast, information on Urban Water Recycling for DPR, Regulatory Overview for Recycled Water, and how Texas is using DPR to address their drought. Invited guest include: Senator Robert Hertzberg, Senator Fran Pavley, Senator Bob Wieckowski, and Assembly Member Mark Stone.  Opening remarks will be provided by Senator Robert Hertzberg, California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary for Water Policy, Karla Nemeth, and California Water Foundation Executive Director, Lester Snow. Register Online Today!

The workshop is FREE to attend, but register now, seating is limited.

Workshop Registration Questions? Contact CWEA at 510-382-7800 (Ext 125) or e-mail Sheena Bell.

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