Conference co-chairmen Val S. Frenkel and Bob English blog about water reuse and public health

As a co-chairmen of the upcoming WEF Disinfection and Reuse Symposium 2018 in “Rip City” Portland, Ore., we are proud to lead this outstanding event, which has already attracted national attention from across the United States.

Through technologies development we are living in the world when Direct and Indirect Potable Reuse (DPR and IPR) became not just dreams, but realities. The current level of water reuse allows preservation of natural sources by reducing water withdraw from the natural sources; on the other hand, the reuse water must be safe for the public. This Symposium is the first professional event which merges reuse water quantity with reuse water quality, bringing the best industry experts together to share knowledge, experience, lessons learned, challenges, and needs in future research and development.

Those interested to know what “One Water” means won’t want to miss this event! We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium in Portland, Ore., July 29-31, 2018!

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About Val S. Frenkel and Bob English

Headshot of Dr. Val S. FrankelDr. Val S. Frenkel is known in the water industry for his expertise in water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, and membrane technologies, including desalination. Equally instrumental was Dr. Frenkel's role in the development of low pressure membrane technologies and applications which are used and taught at the university level. Developed near 300 projects globally, more than 100 publications including 16 books and national manual of practices by WEF, AWWA and ASCE. Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), elected Fellow IWA and Fellow ASCE/EWRI.



Headshot of Bob EnglishBob English a is has been in the Water treatment industry for over 20 years working for US Filter(Siemens), Culligan International, Doosan, Atlantium, Aquionics and now Palintest a portable water testing instrument company. This water industry experience included disinfection R&D, chemical feed, media filtration, membrane processing, UV disinfection and UV/AOP processes. He earned bachelor's degrees in environmental chemistry from SUNY Cortland and marketing from the University of Upper Iowa.

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