2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | January 11th, 2018


Appropriate and necessary treatment and reuse of wastewater to augment existing water resources is a rapidly expanding approach for both non-potable and potable

Adapting wastewater management systems in California for water conservation and climate change

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (Taylor & Francis) | February 27th, 2023


Analysis of Potential Water-Supply Management Options, 2010-60, and Documentation of Revisions to the Model of the Irwin Basin Aquifer System, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 31st, 2014


The Fort Irwin National Training Center is considering several alternatives to manage their limited water-supply sources in the Irwin Basin. An existing three-dimensional

Contributions of recycled wastewater to clean water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goals

Clean Water | April 30th, 2020


Water resources are essential for every development activity, not only in terms of available quantity but also in terms of quality. Population growth and urbani

Cultivating effective utility-regulator relationships around innovation: Lessons from four case studies in the U.S. municipal wastewater sector

PLOS | August 26th, 2022


Regulation is critical for protecting public and environmental health but is often perceived as a barrier to innovation in the U.S. municipal wastewater sector. Before a

Desalination for a circular water economy

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) | August 20th, 2020


Today's water systems are enabled by ample fresh water sources, low-cost centralized treatment, and facile wastewater disposal. Climatic change, aging infrastructure, and

Direct potable reuse: a future imperative

International Water Association (IWA) Publishing | March 1st, 2011


As a result of population growth, urbanization, and climate change, public water supplies are becoming stressed, and the chances of tapping new water supplies for

Evaluating effects of urban water use efficiency standards (AB 1668- SB 606) on urban retail water suppliers, wastewater management agencies, and urban landscapes (trees and urban parklands)*

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | January 15th, 2022


Click here for the companion draft chapter on trees and parkland

Guide for Developing Onsite Water Systems to Support Regional Water Resilience

Pacific Institute | January 26th, 2023


Across the United States, urban communities face growing water challenges, from water scarcity to flooding, pollution, aging water infrastructure, and more. These challen

How much potable water is saved by wastewater recycling? Quasi-experimental evidence from California

Resources, Conservation & Recycling (Elsevier) | October 6th, 2021


Recently, California has made large investments in wastewater recycling to replace applications that use potable water. It may be expected that the use of recycled water

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