Potable Water Reuse

ene 599

This 4-unit course focuses on fundamental and applied concepts of potable water reuse. Students are expected to learn concepts pertaining to the design, operation, and monitoring of processes at advanced water purification facilities. Regulatory requirements and policy perspectives that shape the implementation of potable reuse are also integrated into the curriculum. Students will tour local pilot and demonstration facilities and interact with agency staff who are conducting innovative research that supports the implementation of potable reuse projects.
Guest Lecturers
USC’s ReWater Center along with Trussell Technologies, Inc., co-teaching the course, is proud to host a distinguished series of guest lectures featuring a diverse array of industry leaders, engineers, influential policymakers, and scientists. These experts are at the cutting edge of water reuse technology and sustainability practices. Their insightful presentations and discussions illuminate the latest innovations, challenges, and advancements in the field, offering invaluable learning opportunities not only for our students and faculty but also for industry professionals and anyone with a keen interest in water reuse.

OVERVIEW OF RISKS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES

Brian Bernados

January 11, 2024


Brian Bernados, with over three decades of experience as an engineer at the California State Water Board's Division of Drinking Water, shares insights on the challenges, regulatory frameworks, and policies impacting potable water reuse and other water conservation innovations.

USING WASTEWATER BASED EPIDEMIOLOGY TO INFORM POTABLE REUSE IMPLEMENTATION

Dr. Daniel Gerrity

January 25, 2024

COVID-19, despite its devastating impact, also brought about some significant advancements in water science. Dr. Daniel Gerrity, a principal research scientist at Southern Nevada Authority, highlighted how the pandemic has enhanced our understanding and tools for potable water reuse.

HIGH RECOVERY REVERSE OSMOSIS TECHNOLOGIES

Dr. Han Gu

March 5, 2024

Dr. Han Gu discusses the implementation of high recovery reverse osmosis technologies at an advanced water purification facility for potable reuse. As a scientist and process specialist at the Orange County Water District, he explains how pilot projects have helped determine optimal operating conditions and maintenance strategies, ensuring efficient and sustainable water recycling processes.

ADVANCES IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT THAT SUPPORT INDIRECT POTABLE REUSE BY CARBON-BASED ADVANCED TREATMENT

Dr. Charles B. Bott

March 7, 2024

Dr. Charles B. Bott discusses innovative advancements in wastewater treatment aimed at supporting indirect potable reuse, focusing on carbon-based advanced treatment technologies. As the Director of Water Technology and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District, he emphasizes the critical role these developments play in enhancing water sustainability and safety.