Advancing Towards Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) in California: Implications for the Wastewater Sector

Includes a Live Event on 10/27/2021 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

Member fee: $25.00
Non-Member fee: $35.00 

Contact Hours:  TBD

The SARBS Professional Development Committee (PDC) presents an online webinar on California’s DPR Framework for regulation of potable reuse projects, highlighting the implications for the wastewater sector. In addition to sharing the background for the DPR Framework and the State’s perspective on DPR, the training will provide an overview of the latest potable reuse updates including the recent Addendum to the Framework, advanced water treatment operator (AWTO) certification requirements, and impacts of the ongoing drought on timelines. Practical insights will be shared on implementation of DPR, along with lessons learned from the experience in El Paso, TX at the first “direct-to-distribution” DPR facility in the US.

Learning Objectives/ Attendee Takeaways:
1. Attendees will become familiar with California’s DPR Framework for regulation of potable reuse projects and associated timelines.
2. Attendees will understand the requirements related to advanced water treatment operator (AWTO) certification in the DPR Framework and where to find more information on the associated certification program.
3. Attendees will gain practical insights on implementation of DPR, along with lessons learned from a DPR facility near El Paso, Texas.

Nathan Chase, PE, ENV SP (Moderator)

Project Manager

Brown and Caldwell

Nathan Chase is a water/wastewater engineer and project manager with Brown and Caldwell in Orange County with 14 years of experience. He has delivered innovative and sustainable solutions on a wide range of projects throughout California and around the globe, including advanced water treatment facilities, potable reuse planning and permitting, and total water master plans. Nathan is a registered Civil Engineer in California and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

Brian Bernados, PE

Senior Engineer and Technical Specialist

California State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Brian has served on the California State Water Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) for over 29 years. As a Technical Specialist, Brian has expertise in alternative technology, advanced technology, RO/AOP, UV disinfection (potable, recycled, and reuse), recycled water, groundwater recharge, surface water augmentation, direct reuse, seawater desalination, and water treatment additives/components. In this role, he also works on recycled water, water reuse via groundwater recharge, surface water augmentation, direct potable reuse feasibility, and alternative technology acceptance.  He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis on water, environmental, and public health from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of California.


Andrew Salveson, PE

Vice President

Carollo Engineers

Andy has 28 years of environmental consulting experience serving public and private-sector clients in the research and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. He serves as Carollo’s Chief Technologist for Water Reuse and is a nationally recognized expert in water reuse and disinfection. Andy provides guidance and expertise on state-of-the-art technologies on the latest industry issues regarding reuse, leading numerous planning, design, and research projects for various organizations, utilities, and corporations. Andy is a licensed engineer in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawaii.

Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive INSERT contact hours towards CWEA's(TBD) certifications. 

To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

Once you have entered the correct attendance check codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic certificate of completion under the "Contents" tab.

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Advancing Towards Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) in California: Implications for the Wastewater Sector (Live Webinar)
10/27/2021 at 12:30 PM (PDT)   |  60 minutes
10/27/2021 at 12:30 PM (PDT)   |  60 minutes PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME, MICROSOFT EDGE OR FIREFOX TO ACCESSS THIS WEBINAR.
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