USEPA reuse guidelines to be previewed in webcast

A preview of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse will be one of two webcasts presented by the WateReuse Research Federation in September 2012.

The other will look at microbiological reclamation methods.

The updated EPA guidelines represents the international standard for best practices in water reuse. The webcast on 27 September 2012 will provide a sneak peek into the updated document that was developed under a cooperative research and development agreement between the EPA, the US Agency for International Development and global consultancy CDM Smith.

The agenda will be:

History and Background of the 2012 EPA Reuse Guidelines,
 Robert K Bastian, EPA
Development of the 2012 Guidelines Document,
 Don Vandertulip, CDM Smith
Exploring New Themes in the 2012 EPA Guidelines, Dr Kati Bell, CDM Smith

The webcast on Examination of Microbiological Methods for Use with Reclaimed Waters will be a week earlier on 20 September 2012. It will present a comprehensive review of the microbes known to occur in reclaimed water, a summary of available information on their detection methods, and a rating system for recommending the “best” or most robust methods for different end-users.

The webcast will also highlight the need for developing round-robin validation of detection methods by the reclaimed water industry. The session will be presented by Dr Patrick Jjemba and moderated by Dr Zia Bukhari, both from American Water.