WaterMatch website launched to encourage water reuse

Engineering company CH2M Hill has launched a social networking site that promotes the beneficial reuse of municipal effluent for industrial and agricultural use at the local level.

The website, titled WaterMatch, uses social networking and geospatial mapping to connect water generators with water users. Once online, water users will use the WaterMatch Map to find wastewater treatment plants close to their current and potential future operations and then use the social networking function to connect with the utilities operating those plants.

The website is designed to help communities and companies meet and then take action on water. When action is taken, progress is made.

WaterMatch has the support of more than 200 global businesses through the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, IPIECA (the global organization of oil and gas companies) and numerous individual municipalities.

The WaterMatch social networking site will be officially launched in Los Angeles on 18 October 2011 during the Water Environment Federation's annual conference.

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