Strategies for Water Reclamation: The Role of Policy and Technology in the Las Vegas Water Supply
Author(s)Allen, Anna N.; Evans, Christopher W.; Rached, Tarek; Wong, Hsin Min
The goals of this report are to: (i) consider Las Vegas' current water reclamation and reuse strategies using a case study framework to examine policy and reclamation technology issues in urban areas; and (ii) using this case study, develop general recommendations and best practices to guide the implementation of water reclamation technologies in the U.S. To accomplish these goals, the committee assessed: (i) the state of the art in water reclamation; (ii) how water management issues and the role of water reclamation are framed in Las Vegas; (iii) the perspectives and alignment of different groups of stakeholders involved in water management issues; and (iv) reclamation technology and policy interactions with respect to public perception, health, environment, regulation and incentives, and security issues.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
ESD Working Papers;ESD-WP-2007-07