Advancing Towards Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) in California: Implications for the Wastewater Sector

Earn 1.2 Contact Hours!
FREE for SARBS Members!

The SARBS Professional Development Committee (PDC) presents an online webinar on California’s DPR Framework for the regulation of potable reuse projects, highlighting the implications for the wastewater sector.

Join us to gain insights from the unique perspectives of our industry-leading speakers on the background for the DPR Framework and the State’s perspective on DPR. The training will provide an overview of the latest potable reuse updates including the recent Addendum to the Framework, advanced water treatment operator (AWTO) certification requirements, and impacts of the ongoing drought on timelines. Practical insights will be shared on the implementation of DPR, along with lessons learned from the experience in El Paso, TX at the first “direct-to-distribution” DPR facility in the US.

Presented by:

Brian Bernados

Andy Salveson


October 27, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


Earn 1.2 Contact Hours


SARBS Member Price: FREE

CWEA Member Price: $25.00

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Registration Process: You must log-in to the CWEA website to complete the registration process. For SARBS members, the discount will be applied in your shopping cart upon checkout.

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Meet your Presenters!

Brian Bernados, PE | Senior Engineer and Technical Specialist, California State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Brian has served on the California State Water Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) for over 29 years. As a Technical Specialist, Brian has expertise in alternative technology, advanced technology, RO/AOP, UV disinfection (potable, recycled & reuse), recycled water, groundwater recharge, surface water augmentation, direct reuse, seawater desalination, and water treatment additives/components. In this role, he also works on recycled water, water reuse via groundwater recharge, surface water augmentation, direct potable reuse feasibility, and alternative technology acceptance.  He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis on water, environmental, and public health from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of California.

Andrew Salveson, PE | Vice President, Carollo Engineers

Andy has 28 years of environmental consulting experience serving public and private-sector clients in the research and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. He serves as Carollo’s Chief Technologist for Water Reuse and is a nationally recognized expert in water reuse and disinfection. Andy provides guidance and expertise on state-of-the-art technologies on the latest industry issues regarding reuse, leading numerous planning, design, and research projects for various organizations, utilities, and corporations. Andy is a licensed engineer in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawaii.

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