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.

The WateReuse Association presented the 2013 Awards of Excellence during the opening session of the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium on September 16 in Denver. The WateReuse Awards recognize projects and people across the United States and abroad that have made significant contributions to advancing water reuse and/or desalination.

More than 450 people from across the country and around the globe attended the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium on September 15-18 in Denver, Colorado. The Symposium included 111 technical presentations, seven panel and roundtable discussions, facility tours, networking events, and the popular exhibit hall.

Engineering consultant Bob Johnson was officially inducted as the new president of the WateReuse Association Board of Directors during the opening session of the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium on September 16.

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Registration is open for the 2013 Industrial Water Reuse Specialty Conference in Long Beach, CA on December 9-10, 2013. The conference will focus on the emerging technology and the evolving economic, social, and environmental importance of water reuse as a sustainable practice in industrial applications and production.