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Water Reuse Europe – WateReuse Association joint Webinar – Potable Water Reuse: what prospects for Europe?

24th June 2021 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm BST

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In recent years, potable water reuse, whether direct or indirect, has gained significant interest globally. An increasing number of facilities around the world now operate successful potable reuse processes, some for many years such as the Goreangab water reclamation plant in Namibia practising direct potable reuse since the 1960’s, or the indirect potable reuse scheme in Torreele Belgium, in operation since 2002. Although planned indirect or direct potable reuse schemes (IPR/DPR) still account for a negligible fraction of the reused water volume worldwide, many schemes are currently in planning and development phases, especially in the USA with nearly 50 Planned and constructed IPR and/or DPR projects reported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in 2017. In Europe, despite a few success stories and the development of new research projects on the topic, potable reuse schemes remain thin on the ground. In that context, Water Reuse Europe and the American WateReuse Association are bringing together speakers from both continents who are involved in implemented – or are planning – potable reuse schemes to learn from their respective experiences in the development of such schemes with a specific emphasis on regulatory approaches, risk management and communication; and to discuss what is needed to enable wider adoption of potable reuse across Europe’s territories.

Water professionals, developers, industry leaders, solution providers, technology suppliers, policy makers, researchers, end-users, and consultants involved in or with an interest for water reuse.

The event is free to attend for members of Water Reuse Europe and the WateReuse Association.
Fees for non-members: € 40.00 (approx. £34 or $48.00)


British Summer Time
Central European Summer Time (CEST)Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
15:4516:4510:457:45RegistrationKristell Le Corre Pidou
Secretary of Water Reuse Europe
16:0017:0011:008:00WelcomeEmmanuel Van Houtte
Director of Water Reuse Europe
Geologist, IWVA, BELGIUM.

Craig W. Lichty P.E.
Vice President, Client Director
Black & Veatch
WateReuse Board of Directors, USA.
16:1017:1011:108:10Jourdain: an experimental demonstrator for an IPR solution in Vendée (France)Jerome Bortoli, Director General;
Julien Orsoni, Project Manager prospective studies |
Vendée Eau, FRANCE
16:2517:2511:258:25Mörbylånga DWTP: Municipal drinking water from sea and industryPeter Asteberg
Infrastructure Project Manager |
Norconsult, SWEDEN
16:5017:5011:508:50Potable Reuse in the United States: How we got here? What are we doing? What does it mean?

1. Why Potable Reuse? Four different case studies of why potable reuse was implemented in the US

2. New Water Options. A comparison of non-potable water reuse, potable water reuse, and desalination.

3. Treatment Technologies. A review of “carbon-based” and “reverse osmosis” based advanced treatment. Benefits, comparisons and challenges.

4. Risk Management. Use of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) to minimize risk and produce high quality water.
Troy Walker
Water Reuse Practice Leader | Hazen and Sawyer

Andrew Salveson, P.E.
Vice President
Water Reuse Chief Technologist |
Carollo Engineers
17:3018:3012:309:30DiscussionEmmanuel Van Houtte
Craig W. Lichty P.E.

Kristell Le Corre Pidou
17:5518:5512:559:55Concluding remarksEmmanuel Van Houtte
Craig W. Lichty P.E.

About Water Reuse Europe

Water Reuse Europe (WRE) is the industry association for the European water reuse sector, offering a range of benefits and opportunities for both commercial and public organisations involved in water reuse scheme design, operation, and regulation. As we see significant growth in the number of industrial, agricultural, and municipal water reuse schemes across Europe, it is increasingly important that professionals and organisations working in the sector have opportunities to exchange experiences, advance knowledge and understanding, and develop a unified voice on important issues. WRE’s mission is to promote and support the sharing of good practices, knowledge, techniques, research, and experiences on water reuse and to advance its safe and effective exploitation in Europe.

Being a member of Water Reuse Europe enables companies, public bodies, trade associations and research institutions to take advantage of stimulating opportunities for knowledge exchange, advocacy, and education. It provides organisations with access to news and information about the latest developments in the reuse market and enables them to take advantage of specialist conferences, seminars, and workshops.

About the WateReuse Association

The WateReuse Association brings together utilities, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies from across the U.S. to collaborate in a movement for safe and resilient water supplies, promote acceptance and support of recycled water, and advocate for policies and funding that increase water reuse. WateReuse engages experts, the public, and policymakers on the benefits of water reuse—and educates our member community about best management practices and industry innovations. The WateReuse Association’s growing network of members and partner stakeholder groups collaborate to build support for state and federal policies that accelerate the adoption of water recycling in communities and among industry.

Membership in the WateReuse Association includes technical education and training, access to communications tools, and the opportunity to elevate your voice in state and national policymaking decisions. WateReuse has members throughout the U.S. and around the world and is supported by several local affiliates: WateReuse Arizona, WateReuse California, WateReuse Colorado, WateReuse Florida, WateReuse Nevada, WateReuse Pacific Northwest, and WateReuse Texas.


24th June 2021
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Water Reuse Europe

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