Every Drop Counts. Brought to you by your local WaterMatch Makers. Introductions & Agenda. This presentation brought to you by… Why every drop counts WaterMatch and the WaterMatch Makers Program Getting to know your local watershed and resources
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Every Drop Counts
Brought to you by your local WaterMatch Makers
Introductions & Agenda
Why Every Drop Counts
Water reuse for both potable and non-potable uses is critical to achieving global water security and sustainability.
Social networking + GIS mapping + water generators + water users = WaterMatch
WaterMatch is agrassrootsinitiative to promote the beneficial reuse of municipal effluent by industry or agriculture, using the power of GIS mapping and social networking to facilitate matches.
Municipal wastewater organizations can provide information in their profile.
Industries and Agriculture:
According to Global Water Intelligence:
“It is only by setting the target of reusing half of the world’s domestic water supply that the world can meet its water challenge over the next two decades without imperiling the environment.”
Industrial and Municipal Users log in by providing brief information
Public can search for WWTPs by location and distance
Municipal Users fill in Facility Profile
Industrial Users find WWTP Contacts
Connections Made – Matches Begun
Dear Shanghai Touxu WWTP,
Our factory needs a reliable source of raw water for steam. What is the quality of your effluent?
AAA Textile Mill
Recycled Water Project
Los Angeles, California, USA
Municipality: West Basin Municipal Water District
Company: Three Large Oil Refineries
Flowrate: 14 million gallons per day
Use: Cooling and Boiler Feed Water
Conveyance: Underground Pipeline
“Serving recycled water to the refineries redirects enough potable water to serve over 30,000 typical homes each year”.
Joe Walters, Mgr. of Business Development, WBMWD
Empire Generating Project
Rensselaer, New York
Leveraging university students around the world to help populate the database, encourage WWTP participation, and build awareness about water reuse.
Site Locations - Identify municipal WWTPs in area and add to WaterMatch Map
Facility Profiles - Contact municipalities/WWTPs to help them fill in their Facility Profiles
Progress Reporting – Provide updates on University Profile on WaterMatch Makers webpage and through social media
Hold a WaterMatch Meet-Up & Water Awareness Event on Campus
Wash laundry & dishes with full loads
Always turn off running water
Take shorter showers
Eliminate any and all leaks
Reduce the flow of toilets & showerheads
Discover your own water footprint and how you can cut back at http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-footprint-calculator/