The National Research Council’s 2012 Report on Water Reuse

A National Research Council committee recently completed a three-year study with the release of Water Ruse: Potential for Expanding the Nation’s Water Supply Through Reuse of Municipal Wastewater. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of technical, economic, social, and regulatory issues associated with both potable and non-potable reuse, including an original analysis of the risk of two potable reuse scenarios compared to common water supplies.

In this webcast, four members of the authoring committee will provide an overview of the major findings and will be available to answer questions. Key topics will include:

  • Potential contribution of water reuse to the nation’s water supplies.
  • De facto reuse
  • The state of technology and quality assurance concepts.
  • The committee’s “risk exemplar”
  • Regulatory issues.
  • Research needs.

The webcast will also provide a sneak peak of several new derivative products, including a booklet and website to communicate the report’s findings. To access the full report, click here.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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