Marquette Law School to discuss water reuse at ‘Water Law and Policy: The Water (Re) Cycle’ event, April 10 

Peter Annin

Peter Annin, noted author of “Purified: How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water,” will headline a program on exploring the possibilities of water reuse at “Water Law and Policy: The Water (Re) Cycle,” on Wednesday, April 10, at 9 a.m. at Eckstein Hall. 

Existing drinking water sources are under increasing strain from overuse and climate change, among other pressures. Drinking-water providers in some parts of the country are turning to new sources of water that traditionally were dismissed as infeasible because of cost or other difficulties. Among these new sources is the direct or indirect reuse of treated wastewater, long avoided due to the “yuck factor.” 

Annin will discuss his new book, and David Strifling, director of Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, will host a conversation on potential reuse applications with Michael Duczynski, research civil engineer, United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center; Rachel Havrelock, professor of English and director of The Freshwater Lab at the University of Illinois Chicago; and Theera Ratarasarn, chief of the Public Water Engineering Section – Drinking Water and Groundwater Program with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 

Registration is available online for this free public event.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.