American Water’s LeChevallier to Speak at Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference

May 24, 2012
Presentation will focus on benefits of distributed treatment applications for wastewater use

American Water, a publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced that Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will be a presenter during the 16th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference in San Diego, Calif. on June 4-5.

LeChevallier’s presentation, titled “Energy Efficient Distributed Reuse Applications,” will focus on the benefits of distributed treatment applications for wastewater reuse, including minimizing reuse water distribution systems, offloading existing collection systems and providing a new source of supply to offset drinking water demands. American Water has implemented this approach in dozens of projects, including several residential buildings in New York’s Battery Park City, such as the Solaire and Visionaire, which will be discussed in LeChevallier’s presentation.

Hosted by the WateReuse Research Foundation, the conference provides an opportunity for the water reuse and desalination communities to hear more than 40 presentations on the latest results of ongoing research in a forum to interact, network and discuss current and future research needs and trends. The focus of the conference is on research that is likely to generate future scientific breakthroughs in water reuse and desalination.

Source: American Water