WRAP Action Activities and Highlights
The National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) is a coordinated and collaborative effort across the water community to advance consideration of water reuse to ensure the security, sustainability, and resilience of our nation’s water resources. Action teams and milestone leads are actively facilitating the implementation of their actions. This page highlights some of the recent outputs and accomplishments of WRAP action leaders and partners, as well as upcoming activities relating to WRAP implementation.
For the most up-to-date status of individual actions, including milestone completion and updates on progress, please see the WRAP Online Platform.
- Utility Survey If you are a wastewater recovery facility, please consider responding to WEF’s ReNEW Survey, closing on August 2, 2021. The survey collects information on the facility’s influent and effluent flows, the treatment train, uses of the effluent, and total amounts of recovered biosolids, phosphorus, and nitrogen to better depict resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) in the U.S. and Canada. The information you provide will be used to inform the ReNEW Water Project Resource Recovery Baseline Report which will then be used to monitor and accelerate the rate of water reuse, nutrient capture, and energy generation by facilities. (Action 5.5)
- Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FPYBLX
- Learn more about the ReNEW Water Project: https://www.wef.org/resources/topics/browse-topics-o-z/resource-recovery-roadmaps/renew-water-project/
- Enhanced Aquifer Recharge On July 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm ET, GWPC is hosting a webinar titled "Tools for Planning, Development, and Improvement of Aquifer Storage and Recovery Projects: Siting and Recovery Efficiency Assessments." Please register using the link below. (Action 7.4)
- BOR Research Roadmap On August 3 at 12 pm ET, Bureau of Reclamation will host a webinar to provide information about WaterSmart Basin Studies, available fiscal year 2022 funding, and the selection process. Please join the live event from the link below. (Action 7.6)
- WRAP Implementation EPA is requesting applications to address multiple water reuse sources and applications to support national efforts to reduce technological and institutional barriers for expanded water reuse. Please join an informational webinar hosted by EPA on August 5 at 2 pm ET to learn more about the National Priorities: Water Innovation, Science, and Engagement to Advance Water Reuse funding opportunity. The webinar will cover application information and provide an overview of what has already been provided in the RFA. Learn more about this RFA and register for the webinar using the links below. (Action 10.3)
- Stormwater Convening The "Achieving Multiple Benefits Through Stormwater Capture and Use Projects" webcast highlighted stormwater capture and reuse projects from around the country. This webcast was the third webinar in a series that focuses on opportunities and challenges related to urban stormwater capture and use. Speakers discussed drivers, life cycle considerations, and lessons learned. This event was hosted by WEF and co-sponsored by EPA, WateReuse Association, NMSA, and the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. Please view the recording using the link below. (Action 3.3)
- Local Reuse Projects The "Multi-Agency Water Reuse Programs: Insights into Interagency Collaboration" webinar recording is available from the link below. The webinar covered governance, regulations, economic and financial barriers, technical and operational issues, leadership, and lessons learned by practitioners. (Action 2.16)
- Stormwater Convening Please view the "Assessing State of Knowledge and Research Needs for Stormwater Harvesting" webinar recording by filling our the registration information in the link below. In this webinar, presenters describe the range of drivers and benefits that communities are seeking through enhanced stormwater harvesting. (Action 3.3)
- DOE Water Security Grand Challenge DOE published the Future of Water Infrastructure and Innovation Summit public report, summarizing proceedings and discussions held at the Summit hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Office in October 2020. (Action 4.3)
- Reuse in SBIR Programs EPA hosted an informational webinar on the 2021-2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I solicitation. The webinar covered the SBIR program, how to apply for an SBIR contract, and this year’s solicitation topics, which include modular decentralized non-potable water reuse for dense urban applications and low-input decentralized non-potable water reuse for irrigation applications. The slide deck and Q&A documentation are available from the link below. (Action 7.5)