After Decades of Indirect Potable Reuse; Are We Ready for the Next Step, Direct Potable Reuse?

Oct 12, 2017 05:00pm -
Oct 12, 2017 08:30pm

Event Description

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2017 AAEES Annual West Coast Event

After Decades of Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR);

Are We Ready for the Next Step,

Direct Potable Reuse (DPR)?

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) is presenting a dinner and networking seminar on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Orange County Sanitation District.

Jim Herberg

Jim Herberg, P.E., BCEE
General Manager
Orange County
Sanitation District

Mike Markus

Mike Markus, P.E., BCEE
General Manager
Orange County Water District

Sandy Scott-Roberts

Sandy Scott-Roberts, P.E.
Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS)
Program Manager

Orange County Water District

Traci Minamide

Traci Minamide, P.E., BCEE
Chief Operating Officer
LA Sanitation

Brian Bernardos

Brian Bernados, P.E.
Recycled Water Specialist, Division of Drinking Water
State Water Resources
Control Board

Shane Trussell

Shane Trussell,
Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Trussell Technologies

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM
IPR Successes

7:00 PM
DPR Experts

8:00 PM
Panel Discussion

8:30 PM
Adjourn with a DPR Recycled Water Tasting Cheers!

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.

Registration Fee: Professionals $60 | Students $30

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Contact Yolanda Moulden via email at for registration questions.

Dinner includes: Sesame Almond Chicken w/Brandied Cherry Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medley, Baby Mixed Greens Salad w/feta cheese and berries, Rolls & Butter and Asst. Cookies, Brownies & Dipped Strawberries

Registration deadline:  October 5, 2017

OCSD Headquarters

Event Type:Seminar/Networking
Early registration ends on Jul 11, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jul 12, 2017 and ends on Oct 04, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 05, 2017.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

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