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August 17, 2017, E-Newsletter


Preliminary Program Announced! 2017 Clarke Prize Conference to Focus on Direct Potable Reuse (Oct 20)

Registration Is Now Open for the 2017 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Conference


National Water Research Institute is pleased to announce the preliminary program for the 2017 Clarke Prize Conference, which will focus on direct potable reuse (DPR).  An emerging strategy to develop water supplies, DPR involves the planned introduction of recycled water into a drinking water distribution system or a raw water supply immediately upstream of a drinking water treatment facility (DWTF).


The Clarke Prize Conference will be held On October 20, 2017, in Irvine, California.  Topics include:


Session speakers include:


Please visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/registration.html for more information about registration. Sponsorship opportunities also are available for the 2017 NWRI Clarke Prize!  To become a sponsor, please visit http://www.clarkeprize.com/sponsors.html or call (714) 378-3278.



World Health Organization (WHO) Releases Guidance for Potable Reuse


The World Health Organization (WHO) just released Potable Reuse: Guidance for Producing Safe Drinking-Water, a 140-page document that describes how to apply management systems to the production of safe drinking water from municipal wastewater.  It builds on previous WHO guidelines for drinking-water quality, which provide information on water quality and the effective management and performance of potable reuse, as well as the application of appropriate management systems for direct and indirect potable reuse.


NWRI helped contribute to the WHO Potable Reuse Guidance with a case study on the Orange County Water District’s indirect potable project, the Groundwater Replenishment System.  The document is available for free download at http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258715/1/9789241512770-eng.pdf?ua=1.



Just Announced: WateReuse Symposium Keynote Speaker (Sept 10-13)


Motivational speaker, communications consultant, and successful author Melissa Marshall will deliver the keynote address at the 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 11 to 13, 2017.  Marshall’s keynote will address how to provide scientists and engineers practical strategies to help communicate successfully with elected leaders, policymakers, medical professionals, and the public.  Please visit https://watereuse.org/news-events/conferences/annual-watereuse-symposium/ for more information.