Industrial Water Use and Reuse: Sessions and Speakers

May 1st and 2nd, 2013
San Antonio, TX

 

Regulatory Climate

Session Chair: Jim Goodrich, EPA

The current trends and future regulations that affect decisions for and against water reuse and conservation.

Industry Perspective

Session Chair: Walker Garrison, Valero

An examination of the hurdles and opportunities for water reuse and conservation in industrial sites and to the role of other factors such as scarcity, regulation, and corporate sustainability issues in these decisions.

Technology and Applications

Session Chair: Jeannette Brown, UConn

A review of commercialized and developmental technologies for industrial water reuse and conservation and application strategies.

Practical Implementation

Session Chair: Loraine Huchler, MarTech Systems

Practical Implementation of water reuse is specific to each site; however, the process to conceptualize a water reuse project, define the justification, analyze the feasibility and proceed through funding, planning and execution is a predictable process. Attendees at this session will have a “birds-eye” view of a project team that addresses two water reuse initiatives from start to finish. One scenario will require replacement of a portion of the raw water with recycled water from the local municipality, i. e. Title 22 water, and the other scenario will analyze an internal water reuse application. Our facilitator will guide the project team through the discussions and ask the audience to weigh in on their concerns and insights about merits of the decisions of the project team. This session will build on the information presented in the previous three sessions: regulatory and cost drivers, the hurdles and opportunities for water reuse and conservation in industrial sites and to the role of other factors such as scarcity, regulation, and corporate sustainability issues and the commercialized and developmental technologies for industrial water reuse and conservation and application strategies as well as discussing project management and specialized mapping and modeling tools.

Final Panel

Session Chair: Tracy Young, DOW

Industrial water reuse and conservation projects: a productive, efficient, and economic proposition or a pipe dream?