• Gallery 308 - Fort Mason, Landmark Building A (map)
  • 2 Marina Boulevard
  • San Francisco, CA, 94123
  • United States


An Education Collaboration between The William J. Worthen Foundation, USGBC NCC, AIA SF, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Architects, Engineers, Owners, Portfolio Managers, Policy Makers, Regulators, Utilities

Objective: To focus on the practical design and application of water reuse systems for architects, engineers, and building owners; also, highlight the success of SF’s regulatory process and to address the associated regulatory and permitting challenges in jurisdictions that don’t have a well-defined process or where authority is unclear.

 California State Senator Scott Wiener – Opening Keynote
Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor, and portions of South San Francisco in the State Senate. During his time in the Senate, Senator Wiener has advocated for and passed legislation to update California’s water system. This year he authored and the Governor signed SB 966, which expands on-site water recycling by requiring that the State Water Resources Control Board issue comprehensive regulations, including health and safety standards, to help local jurisdictions adopt these technologies.



09:00a-09:30a         Arrivals, Registration, and Networking
09:30a-09:50a            California State Senator Scott Wiener
09:50a-10:00a             Bill Strang, President of Operations, Toto USA – Water Stewardship
10:00a-11:00a               Water Reuse for Designers
11:00a-12:00p               Water Reuse for Owners
12:00p-01:00p              Lunch - Included with ticket purchase sponsored by Toto USA*
01:00p-02:00p             Water Reuse for Regulators and Utilities
02:00p-03:15p             Practical Application Workshop
03:15p-03:30p              Kyle Pickett, The William J. Worthen Foundation
03:30p-04:00p            Networking and Departures


Water Reuse for Designers

Moderator: Dr Kara Nelson, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, College of Engineering

Danny Murtagh, VP Engineering, Boston Properties, San Francisco Region

Brian Pecson, Principal Engineer, Trussell Technologies

Piper Kujac, Director of Project Management, Urban Fabrick Inc.


Water Reuse for Owners

Moderator: Elizabeth Dougherty, Executive Director, Wholly H2O

Amelia Luna, Innovation Project Manager, Sherwood Design Engineers

Robert Dusenbury, Principal, Lotus Water

Joel Stout, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti


Water Reuse for Regulators and Utilities

Moderator:  Cynthia Clark, Senior Water Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley

Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Brian Bernados, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board


*Lunch will have a variety of dietary choices provided by Off the Grid 

Eventbrite ticket site: https://waterreusesummit.eventbrite.com

AIA CES Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what team members you need for a project that wants to incorporate a water reuse system.

  2. Identify the process to assess which water reuse strategy is ideal for your project.

  3. Talk about the benefits of using the right water for the right job.

  4. Describe the differences between graywater, blackwater, and “fit for purpose” supply.