WateReuse will host the Inaugural "One Water Innovations” Gala on September 28 at The Republic in New Orleans, LA to celebrate successful water reuse partnerships. The event will illustrate the important and unacknowledged role reuse plays in producing the food we eat and the drinks we enjoy.

Water Reuse is a critical component of solving the water crisis in the American West, and ensuring water sustainability across the country and around the world, according to a recently published New York Times editorial by WateReuse Executive Director Melissa Meeker.

The summer issue of World Water: Water Reuse & Desalination includes a special section on Energy and Water. The articles include Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing; Protecting Water Resources: Unconventional Oil and Gas Industry: A Case for Reuse, and more.

WateReuse Association Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker recently explained to CNN that all water is recycled for a report on using recycled water to augment drinking water supplies. The article discusses how more communities are turning to recycled water as way of addressing climate change issues.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due April 28 for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Water Reuse Workshop to be held August 14 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. This Workshop is devoted to sustaining water supplies through water reuse in Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.

WateReuse California honored leaders in water recycling during an awards luncheon at the 2014 California Annual Conference in Newport Beach on March 17. The award recipients included Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (Recycled Water Agency of the Year – Small), City of Santa Clara (Recycled Water Agency of the Year – Medium), and Santa Clara Valley Water District (Recycled Water Agency of the Year – Large).

The Boards of Directors of the WateReuse Association and the WateReuse Research Foundation announced that Melissa L. Meeker has been named Executive Director effective March 25. Meeker will lead the strategic growth of the two organizations, as well as operational programs, staff, and execution of their missions.

The Orange County Water District (OCWD), of Fountain Valley, CA, was recently awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014 for its pioneering work in groundwater management and water reclamation using advanced water reuse technologies, as well as its achievements in public policy and community outreach.

The WateReuse Association’s National Regulatory Committee has concluded that there is a need for direct potable reuse (DPR) and indirect potable reuse (IPR) guidance to help regulators, practitioners, and public health professionals achieve consensus on the questions regarding public health, safety, and reliability.

Registration is open for the 2014 WateReuse California Annual Conference to be held March 16-18 at the Newport Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, CA. The WateReuse California Annual Conference is the premier statewide conference devoted to sustaining supplies through water recycling and desalination.