California DPR Expert Panel Meetings

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) announced the tentative schedule for the next three videoconference meetings of the Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Expert Panel. The dates are

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Monday, February 28, 2022

The first meeting of the DPR Expert Panel was held August 24-25, 2021.

Details are not yet available as to agendas, meeting times and information on how to join the meetings.

Link to SWRCB website on DPR:

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/direct_potable_reuse.html

Background

AB 574, signed into law in October 2017, required that the SWRCB adopt uniform criteria for DPR by December 31, 2023.  The bill required that before adopting the criteria, the SWRCB submit the criteria to an Expert Panel for review.

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Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.