The prolonged drought in California has resulted in groundbreaking emergency measures being enacted throughout the state and intense focus on increasing the use of recycled water over the next 10 years. The state is leading the nation in developing statewide regulations to ensure a safe supply of water from water treatment facilities that recycle water directly for human consumption.

California is home to a number of world-class water reuse facilities and projects, as well as some of the most sophisticated fit-for-purpose reuse operations in the world. The situation in California provides a relevant and useful case study for the water supply challenges that communities around the world have and will be facing in the future, and we look forward to welcoming the IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse to California.