US Academy of Sciences to assess water reuse

The US National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council has selected committee members to participate in a study assessing water reuse as a means of meeting future water supply needs.

Sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency, this study will look at the potential for water reclamation and reuse of municipal wastewater to expand and enhance the USA’s water supply alternatives. It will assess the technology, risks, costs, research needs and barriers to implementation. A report is expected in mid-2010.

Committee members include: (Chair) Rhodes Trussell (Trussell Technologies), Edmund Archuleta (El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board), James Crook (Monterey Regional WPCA and independent Consultant), Jorg Drewes (Colorado School of Mines), Denise Fort (University of New Mexico), Charles Haas (Drexel University), Brent Haddad (University of California, Santa Cruz), Duane Huggett (University of North Texas), Sunny Jiang (University of California at Irvine), David Sedlak (University of California, Berkeley), Shane Snyder (Southern Nevada Water Authority) and Dale Whittington (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Agencies interested in supporting the study should contact Stephanie Johnson at the National Research Council at +1 202 334 3385 or [email protected].

For more information, see the project overview.