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Agricultural Water Reuse Workshop

January 31


Agricultural Water Reuse WorkshopPlease 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. ​

Agricultural sector can save a lot of water

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:​

  • Unique drivers ​for agricultural ​water ​reuse
  • Design and Permitting
  • Treatment Technologies
  • Economics
  • Operations
  • Gaining Stakeholder Support

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.


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