AWWA Resources on Water Reuse


The quality and quantity of conventional water supplies are increasingly affected by population growth, urbanization, prolonged and severe droughts, and climate change. With an increased pressure on water systems, a diversified portfolio of water sources is required to meet future water demands, ensure public health, and provide economic and environmental sustainability. One viable approach to address existing and anticipated water shortages is to implement water reuse.


Potable Reuse 101: An innovative and sustainable water supply solution

Download this easy-to-read report that emphasizes the need for potable reuse and simply explains how the treatment processes work. Use this as a resource to convey potable reuse concepts with a broad audience. 

Framework for Direct Potable Reuse

A collaborative effort between WateReuse, AWWA and WEF, with the support of an independent advisory panel administered by NWRI produced this Framework for Direct Potable Reuse document, which aims to help state regulatory agencies and utilities develop guidelines for safely converting wastewater into municipal drinking water through the emerging practice of direct potable reuse.

AWWA Manuals


AWWA Standards

You may also search decades of articles on this or other topics published in the Journal AWWA, Opflow and AWWA Water Science

AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences. Learn more about volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing water reuse:


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