This seminar is part of Total E&P Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by TISED.
California faces a mounting crisis of increasing water scarcity driven by recurring drought, climate change, population growth and ecosystem demands. To address this crisis, more sustainable urban water use, reuse and management solutions are needed. Sustainable water goals require a new vision that decreases reliance on imported water. Distributed, energy-neutral treatment systems for wastewater reuse are one approach. Beneficial use of urban stormwater is another strategy. Implementing these approaches requires demonstration projects to accelerate innovation along with decision-making tools to assess system-level solutions. This presentation will describe these approaches for dealing with drought in California and research within the NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) that focuses on identifying and developing more sustainable solutions for urban water in the arid west.
About the Total E&P Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series
Made possible through a generous donation by Total E&P Canada, one of TISED's most high-profile activities is a distinguished visiting speaker series open to the public. The insights these speakers share and the discussions they generate will help to advance new sustainability initiatives in engineering and design. This seminar by Richard Luthy is one of our Total E&P Distinguished speaker seminars.