Water Re-use Practice Guide Featured at Greenbuild 2016


The Urban Fabrick Collaborative’s upcoming Water Re-use Practice Guide (WRPG) got a big push last week. Just prior to the start of the annual GreenBuild conference, the Working Group behind the guide met in LA to assess the document’s direction. Decisions on written and visual content were made, effective real world examples of water reuse success stories were identified, and conversations about the value of water reuse spilled onto the LA streets.

As the week progressed, the Working Group members continued to spread their collective water reuse expertise. Bill Worthen and Alexandra Lichtenberg gave individual presentations on different aspects of onsite water reuse during the WaterBuild summit. Other members — Bill Worthen, Katy Lackey of the Water Environment Research Foundation, Alice Sung of Greenbank Associates, and Joel Cesare of the City of Santa Monica — presented during one of GreenBuild’s early morning special set presentations, expanding on the opportunities and barriers of water reuse implementation, and providing attendees with a sneak peak of the water reuse guide. All in all, we spread the gospel of water reuse, expanding awareness of the importance of our water future across the design community. We’re excited to keep the conversation going!



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  1. Is Heat Recovery considered in the Water Reuse Practice Guide? I hope so!