Please mark your calendars to join the Agricultural Water ReUse Workshop in Sacramento.
Potential for the use of recycled water for agricultural irrigation is especially promising in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world where there is groundwater depletion or other local supply challenges. This potential remains underutilized due to various challenges and impediments to agricultural reuse.
In partnership with the State Water Resources Control Board in California, WE&RF is holding a workshop to inform attendees on the state of the science of agricultural water reuse, particularly as it pertains to the Western U.S. region.
Information presented will include findings from timely WE&RF research efforts and an expert panel session on stakeholder experiences with the use of recycled water for agriculture.
Topics to be covered during the workshop include:
More details will be coming soon, but until then please mark your calendars to join us in Sacramento on January 31!
Feel free to ask for more information
Mrs. Kristan VandenHeuvel
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a 501c3 charitable corporation seeking to identify, support, and disseminate research that enhances the quality and reliability of water for natural systems and communities with an integrated approach to resource recovery and reuse while facilitating interaction among practitioners, educators, researchers, decision makers, and the public. Our work reflects the fundamental principal that all water is reused and renewable. Through research and technology, even water that hasn’t traditionally been used in the urban water cycle – brackish, saltwater, stormwater, and wastewater – has value.
WE&RF research applies to multiple uses, including drinking water, groundwater, irrigation, industrial, and energy.
The Foundation’s cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research is designed to address the current needs of the industry. The presentation will feature information about the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and showcase several ongoing and upcoming agricultural research projects. These projects are funded by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and managed by Ms. VandenHeuvel along with an expert peer review committee. The following projects will be highlighted: State of Irrigated Agricultural Water Reuse – Impediments and Incentives (Reuse-15-08) This study includes assembly of a global inventory of successes, delays, and setbacks in the process of switching from various traditional sources of irrigation water to recycled water. White Paper on Groundwater Replenishment with Recycled Water on Agricultural Lands (Reuse-16-03) The objective of this study is to assimilate the relevant knowledge from three similar types of practices: groundwater recharge on agricultural land with surface water, urban groundwater recharge with recycled water, and agricultural water reuse projects.
Evaluating Economic and Environmental Benefits of Water Reuse for Agriculture (Reuse-16-06) This study aims to investigate potential economic and environmental impacts of nontraditional water sources in agriculture through a series of case studies of agricultural communities impacted by drought. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule: Opportunities and Impacts on Potential Water Reuse for Agricultural Irrigation (Reuse-16-07) The well-timed White Paper will provide an explanation of the Produce Safety rule and how it will relate to reuse in terms of testing and water quality requirements, and present potential reuse opportunities for states to consider.