WateReuse Webinar on Graywater and Stormwater ReportWater Science and Technology Board
March 10, 2016
Register now to join a webinar that will discuss the findings of a recent Water Sciences and Technology Board report on the potential risks, costs, and benefits of two alternative local water supply sources--graywater and stormwater. Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits provides an in-depth review of technical, regulatory, and economic issues associated with graywater and stormwater capture and use, from household to regional scales.
This free webinar, organized by the WateReuse Research Foundation, will feature a presentation by committee members Richard Luthy (Stanford University) and Sybil Sharvelle (Colorado State Univ.) on the report's key findings, with emphasis on graywater reuse issues.
The presenters will discuss graywater quality, risks associated with various uses, available treatment technology, and research priorities and describe how the absence of risk-based treatment guidelines hinders broader graywater reuse. The results of the committee's original comparative analysis of potential water savings from graywater and stormwater capture in six U.S. cities will also be presented.
The study was sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, WateReuse, Water Environment Research Foundation, Water Research Foundation, National Water Research Institute, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the city of Madison, Wisconsin.