Water Reuse (Expansion of Recycled Water for Irrigation)

August 20, 2021 12:00 pm
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Erin Bonney Casey


Water reuse (the process of recycling wastewater) is taking off in states facing scarcity and the return of drought conditions. Municipal wastewater reuse capacity is expected to dramatically increase over the next 6 years, with over 700 projects presently in planning across the U.S., and the EPA’s recent release of its Draft Water Reuse Action Plan seeking to establish guidelines for the sector.

Landscape irrigation is already one of the most common uses of recycled water, but California and Florida have been using it in their agriculture for over 40 years, too. Our guest, Bluefield Research Director Erin Bonney Casey, will map out the current water reuse market in the U.S., as well its potential for future growth, including:·        

  • Replacing sole source dependence on potable water resources for irrigation.
  • Will municipal water and sewer rates fund reuse projects?
  • Public vs. Private Decentralized Reuse
  • New applications for reclaimed water in Agriculture and more.
  • Potential impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the reuse market.

Water reuse is critical to the future of water. We hope you can join us for our JAIN lunch and learn presentation on this timely subject.

Erin Bonney Casey


Erin Bonney Casey leads Bluefield’s U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Insight Service and has demonstrated experience across a range of sectors, technology applications, and critical industry topics. Highlighted by more than 100 research reports on topics including wastewater management, water reuse desalination, water affordability, and infrastructure policy & investment, she has proven to be valuable industry resource as a panelist at conferences and corporate board meetings.

Prior to joining Bluefield, Erin worked at Brown Brothers Harriman as a Business Analyst and has international experience with Grameen Research, where she focused on Latin American economies and tax laws. Erin has a BA from Bates College and a Masters from Oxford University in Water Science Policy & Management.

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