The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) is dedicated to excellence in the practice of environmental engineering to ensure the public health safety and welfare. In Southern California a key component of the practice focuses on meeting the challenge of securing future water supplies. Historically, water purchased from outside the region provided a reliable source. However, reduction in imported water supplies, combined with recurring droughts and population growth, indicate that demand for water will overwhelm supply unless new regional sources are developed.
Join General Managers Jim Herberg and Mike Markus as they share knowledge gleaned from the 10-yrs of successful water reclamation IPR operation by OCSD/OCWD, and the next 10-yrs perspective.
Sandy Scott-Roberts, will provide details on the GWRS performance, lessons learned and next steps, and bottling GWRS water to support educational outreach efforts.
Traci Minamide will introduce the DPR Advisory Panel's recommendations on the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for DPR. Effective strategies and challenges such as public acceptance will be reviewed.
Brian Bernados will assess the reactions of the SWRCB DDW to DPR. Regulations on design, approvals, monitoring, and testing required for future DPR drinking water sources will be explained.
Shane Trussell will examine the research underway to support DPR. Come find out how lessons learned from IPR could lead to successful DPR programs.