ACWA, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), EPA, and other state organizations have conducted Summits on the topic of water reuse as part of commitments to support state coordination under the National Water Reuse Action Plan. The Summits are opportunities for state regulators to collaborate and share information about water resilience, security, partnerships, and integrated water resources management with specific focus on water reuse.
In Fall 2019, the inaugural State Regulatory Summit on Water Reuse was conducted in San Diego, CA in partnership with the 2019 WateReuse Symposium conference. This Summit was planned and executed by ACWA and ASDWA with support from EPA. It represents the first formal in-person convening between ACWA and ASDWA Members on the topic of water reuse and resilience.
In Fall 2020, a second Water Reuse Regulator Summit was conducted virtually. This Summit was planned and executed by ACWA and ASDWA along with Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Environmental Council of the States, and Groundwater Protection Council, with support from EPA and WateReuse Association.
In March 2023, a State Summit on Water Reuse was held, serving as the first formal in-person convening of state regulators associated with ACWA, ASDWA, ASTHO, and GWPC, in partnership with EPA and WateReuse Association. The “2023 State Summit on Water Reuse” in Atlanta, GA on March 5th was co-located with the WateReuse Symposium, the largest recurring technical conference on water reuse and recycling in the US. Approximately 50 state, EPA, and CDC officials attended the workshop training, where participants focused on technical and policy aspects related to water reuse authorities under state law as well as the Safe and Clean Water Acts, including topics like risk communication, emerging contaminants management, workforce attrition among regulated and regulating agencies, EJ, and aquifer storage.
You can review Summit agendas, meeting notes, and action items emerging from the Summits by downloading the documents below. Contact ACWA’s Jake Adler with questions.
Materials from all Water Reuse Summits have been consolidated onto this webpage, and any future Water Reuse Summit meeting materials will be posted here.