Non-Conventional Water

The Non-Conventional Water Technical Community addresses sources of water not originating from natural fresh surface water or groundwater. This includes seawater desalination, use of brackish water (directly or via desalination), and reuse of urban or industrial wastewaters with varying levels of treatment. 
Priority research areas are: 

  • Desalination: technologies, economics, and finance 
  • Wastewater reuse and reclamation:  technologies, economics ,and finance
  • Environmental and health impacts of non-conventional water resources