Meeting the Water Challenge in the West
Water is an increasingly limited resource that is essential to the West, including California, one of the top 10 largest economies in the world. The State can only remain competitive and a strong contributor to the U.S. economy with investment in new water supply. Coalition projects are part of integrated regional water management solutions, with multiple benefits, including: reducing diversions from natural watercourses and aquifers; providing sustainable and affordable water supplies for industry, agriculture, and government facilities; improving surface water quality; attracting green projects and increasing economic development; and supporting over 10,000 jobs.
Recycled Water Projects National Survey, October 2013
The Western Recycled Water Coalition recently collaborated on a Nationwide Recycled Water Projects Survey with the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), WateReuse Association, and California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA). The survey focused on identifying where projects are being developed over the next 10 years, the acre-feet per year of the planned projects, how much money has been invested, how much financial assistance has been received, and how much additional funding is needed for their construction. A Summary of Findings is available for review at Recycled Water Projects National Survey, October 2013, Summary of Findings