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March 20, 2016

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Zita Yu to Speak at Southern California Water Dialogue

Zita Yu (California) organized and will be a speaker at the Southern California Water Dialogue at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California headquarters in Los Angeles, California at 12pm-1:30pm on March 23, 2016.

The dialogue is entitled "Onsite Non-Potable Water Use: Building Drought Resiliency from the Bottom Up." The speakers will discuss the use of onsite non-potable water (including graywater) to meet onsite non-potable demands, and will discuss success stories of onsite graywater recycling technology (National Sanitation Foundation (NFS) 350 certified systems) implemented in southern California. They will examine the policies, regulations, technology, and economics behind onsite non-potable water uses. An overview of Matrix 2.0 (the first comprehensive onsite non-potable water use guidelines in southern California) will be presented and discussed. Finally, the speakers will examine the relationship between onsite water use and the embedded carbon footprint of water at the onsite and municipal levels.

While El Nino has brought some relief to drought-plagued California, it is increasingly clear that the drought is not over. Onsite non-potable water reuse has captured attention as a promising new supply of water for irrigation, toilet flushing, laundry water, and other non-potable uses.

The moderator will be Richard Atwater, Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee.

Speakers at the Event:

  • Tracy Quinn, Policy Analyst, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Carlos Borja, Chief Environmental Health Specialist, Cross Connection and Water Pollution Control Program, Bureau of Environmental Protection, LA County Department of Public Health
  • Heather McPherson, Regional Vice President, Nexus eWater
  • Dr. Zita Yu, Water Resource Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Another dialogue is scheduled for April 27, 2016 with more details to follow.

More Information

For more information regarding the event, please visit: http://www.socalwaterdialogue.org/

For more information on non-potable water use, contact Zita Yu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..