What the Experts Are Saying

Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of engineers, academics, regulators, and practitioners, we don’t have to guess about drinking water reuse and how to do it. We know that it works. For decades they have been studying water reuse — and making it a reality in the United States and around the world.

The people quoted below are experts in water reuse technology, planning, and quality. They teach engineering at American universities, conduct research on water safety, hold leadership positions in national water and science organizations, and publish widely on drinking water quality and treatment, water supply planning and engineering, and public health. Many of them helped contribute to or provided expert review on the National Research Council’s recent report on water reuse (Water Reuse: Potential for Expanding the Nation’s Water Supply through Reuse of Municipal Wastewater).

Read what these professors and researchers have to say about potable water reuse and how it can help us meet our long-term water needs in a changing world.

Dr. James Crook
“Historically, the largest‑volume uses of reclaimed water were those that did not require high-quality water, (eRead more
Dr. Katherine Cushing
Director of Sustainability and Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Department, San Jose State University Read more
Rupam Soni
Community Relations Manager, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California  Read more
Dr. Adam W. Olivieri
Vice President, EOA, Inc. (Oakland, California) Read more
Sunny Wang
Water Resources Manager, City of Santa Monica Read more
Dr. Jean E. Moran
“Water reuse is one of the best tools we have for sustainable management of the public water supply. While other wRead more
Mehul Patel
  “Many parts of the United States, as well as many countries around the world, suffer from water scarcity. Read more
Dr. Shane A. Snyder
“Everybody wants to be safe. But just because we detect a contaminant doesn’t mean it’s harmful. We analyze many fRead more
Dr. R. Rhodes Trussell
“During the 20th century we constructed large public works to impound water and transport it to our rapidly growing naRead more
Dr. George Tchobanoglous
“As a result of population growth, urbanization, and climate change, public water supplies are becoming stressed, and Read more
Dr. Joan Rose
“Water reclamation using the newest and best technology is needed if we are to maintain our quality of life and the plRead more
Dr. Jörg E. Drewes
“Unacknowledged water reuse is contributing to the country’s water supply right now. Many people already are using sRead more
Dr. Joseph Cotruvo
“Water has been reused continuously throughout history, by means of natural processes. Otherwise the earth would have Read more
Dr. Takashi Asano
“Because no one will be reclaiming and reusing municipal wastewater as a hobby, there must be both ‘necessity’ andRead more

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