Non-Potable Onsite Water Systems Workshop
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TreePeople
12601 Mulholland Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210





Water utilities are seeing an increasing number of requests for  installations of onsite reuse systems in their communities. Onsite reuse can effectively augment water supplies, reduce sewer overflows, and help achieve community resiliency and sustainability goals. Yet concerns persist over the role water utilities can take in these initiatives, considerations for social equality issues, as well as how best to permit and operate these systems.

In Fall 2017, this workshop will engage attendees on the current state and future of onsite reuse. The workshop will include presentations on the current state and future direction of onsite reuse, highlighting findings from the National Blue Ribbon Commission and others. Topics include: water quality guidelines, regulations, permitting, treatment system and design, economics, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized water/wastewater utilities.

Partners: Water Research Foundation, US Water Alliance, California Water Environment Association (CWEA), National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
                                               
Note: Preliminary program speakers and sessions are subject to change.

Preliminary Program (PDF)

Preliminary Program


 

8:45 am

Workshop Welcome

WE&RF, WRF, US Water Alliance

 

 


9:00 am


Session 1: Why Onsite Systems?

 

 

20 min

PANEL: Drivers for ONWS and One Water Goals (20 min)

Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Amelia Luna, Sherwood Designs
Ed Clerico, Natural Systems Utilities

 

 

15 min

The National Blue Ribbon Commission

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance

 

 


9:35 am


Session 2: Water Quality Criteria, Monitoring, and Treatment for Onsite Systems

 

 

30 min

Developing Guidelines for Performance

Sybil Sharvelle, Colorado State University

 

 

20 min

Ensuring System Performance Targets

Harold Leverenz, University of California, Davis (invited)

 

 

20 min

Operations Considerations for ONWS

Ed Clerico, Natural Systems Utilities

 

 


10:45 am


Coffee Break and Booth Exhibit

 

 

 


11:00 am


PANEL: Public Health Agencies

 

 

 

20 min

Perspectives from Public Health

Jacqueline Taylor, LA County of Public Health (invited)

 

 


11:20 am


Session 3: Regulations and Permitting Strategies

 

 

15 min

Current Regulatory Environment

TBD

 

  25 min  Proposed Regulatory Approach  Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

 
  20 min Permitting Onsite Systems TBD

 


12:20 pm


Listening Session: What regulatory challenges are you facing?

15 min

Open discussion with workshop participants

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance


12:35-2:00 pm


Lunch Break and TreePeople Facility Tour


2:00 pm


Session 4: Impacts and Opportunities for Utilities

10 min

Building an Onsite Reuse Program

Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

25 min

Impacts on Centralized Systems

Michael Simpson, LA SAN

25 min

Business-Case for Onsite Reuse

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance

20 min

Project Designs

Amelia Luna, Sherwood Designs

10 min

Society, Community, and Environmental Benefits/Challenges

TBD


3:30 pm


Coffee Break and Booth Exhibit

 


3:45 pm


Listening Session: What are your unanswered questions? Any research needs?

 

Open discussion with workshop participants

Jeff Mosher, WE&RF
John Albert, WRF


4:00 pm


Session 5: The Future of Onsite Reuse

 

20 min

PANEL: Visionaries in the water sector will discuss how they see decentralized systems in our industry and where we are headed, including perspectives from the green building sector.

Representatives from:
Water utility 
Public health 
Green building or architecture 

TBD


4:20 pm


Closing and Thank You

 


Registration Fees
WE&RF Subscribers & Partner Members (Water Research Foundation, US Water Alliance, CWEA): $40.00
Public Agency Representatives (Federal, State, County, and Local): $40.00
Student discount: $40.00
Other: $100.00

*First 30 registrants will receive a hard copy of WE&RF Project SIWM10C15! Risk-based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems



For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Minton.

For registration questions, please contact Cecilia Aleman.