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Carrie W. Capuco
Director of Communications 
Upcoming Workshop Explores Potable Reuse in the Mid-Atlantic
May 31, 2017 (Alexandria, VA) The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation are pleased to announce that a one-day workshop focusing on the state of the science of potable reuse – particularly as it pertains to the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. – is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Presenters will explore the unique regional drivers for water reuse in the mid-Atlantic, including a panel discussion on the path forward for potable reuse in the East Coast.
Speakers from utilities currently practicing potable reuse along with academics, technology providers, and representatives from leading engineering and design firms will share their insights on treatment technologies, treatment system design and permitting, economics, operations, and achieving stakeholder support to overcome regulatory barriers and gain public trust. The workshop will be held on the banks of the Occoquan River in scenic Fairfax County, Virginia, at the Frederick P. Griffith, Jr. Water Treatment Plant, providing an ideal location to meet with colleagues to learn about innovative potable reuse initiatives and to share ideas and experiences. The workshop is hosted by WE&RF and co-sponsors, the Water Research Foundation and Xylem.
Workshop Details
Potable Reuse in the Mid-Atlantic: Drivers, Trends, and Success Stories
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:45 am - 5:00 pm ET
Fairfax Water’s Frederick P. Griffith, Jr. Water Treatment Plant
9600 Ox Road
Lorton, Virginia 22079
Registration is open.
About the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization officially formed in July 2016 as the result of the merger of  the Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation. The merged research foundation, with a combined research portfolio representing over $200 million, conducts research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids.
About the Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is a non-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF delivers scientifically sound research solutions and knowledge to serve our subscribers and stakeholders in all areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse. WRF has funded and managed more than 1,500 research studies from asset management to treatment, utility finance to resource management, conveyance systems to water quality.