Water reclamation and reuse research helps states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges.
Research funded under the Title XVI Program (Title XVI Research) supports the implementation of water reclamation and reuse projects under development to supplement urban and irrigation
water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply.
Water reclamation and reuse projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Water reclamation and reuse projects are an important part of Interior’s implementation of the President’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan and the November 1, 2013, Executive Order, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.
Title XVI Research increases water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient and thereby helping to prepare for the impacts of climate change.