About this Website

This website is based on Water Reuse: Expanding the Nation’s Water Supply through Reuse of Municipal Wastewater by the Committee on the Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach to Meeting Future Water Supply Needs. The report was supported by funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the National Science Foundation, the National Water Research Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Water Research Foundation, Orange County Water District, Orange County Sanitation District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Irvine Ranch Water District, West Basin Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, and the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency. Production of this booklet was supported by additional funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Committee on the Assessment of Water Reuse as an Approach to Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

Rhodes R. Trussell (Chair), Trussell Technologies, Pasadena; Henry A. Anderson, Wisconsin Division of Public Health; Edmund G. Archuleta, El Paso Water Utilities PSB, Texas; James Crook, Environmental Engineering Consultant, Norwell, Massachusetts; Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines; Denise D. Fort, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Charles N. Haas, Drexel University, Philadelphia; Brent M. Haddad, University of California, Santa Cruz; Duane B. Huggett, University of North Texas, Denton; Sunny Jiang, University of California, Irvine; David L. Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley; Shane A. Snyder, University of Arizona, Tucson; Margaret H. Whittaker, ToxServices LLC, Washington, D.C.; Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Stephanie E. Johnson (Study Director), Sarah E. Brennan (Program Assistant, from July 2010), Stephen Russell (Program Assistant, until July 2010), National Research Council.

About the National Academies

The National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine. They enlist committees of the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and other experts—all of whom volunteer their time to study specific concerns. The results of these deliberations are authoritative, peer-reviewed reports that have inspired some of the nation’s most significant efforts to improve the health, education, and welfare of the population.