U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Reuse, Water Scarcity, and Drought Grants Progress Review Meeting & Webinar

Meeting Information

EPA is hosting a two-day conference and webinar highlighting research from the Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices and National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve the Nation’s Ability to Plan and Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change Request for Applications (RFA). Register today to participate in person or via webinar!

Under the Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices RFA, EPA awarded grants to five institutions for research that measures the health and ecological impacts of water conservation practices such as potable reuse and agricultural water reuse.

The National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve the Nation’s Ability to Plan and Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change RFA funded research characterizing and predicting water quality as it relates to drought and subsequent drought-related events, such as changes in surface runoff and wildfire.

Date: Dec. 7-8, 2017

East Bay Municipal Utility District

375 11th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

Click here to register for the Water Reuse, Water Scarcity, and Drought Grants Meeting & Webinar

Agenda

Dec. 7, 2017 – Reuse Water Quality

8:30 a.m.

Meet and greet

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
 Tomas Torres U.S. EPA, Water Division Director, Region 9

Why we are here: Context for reuse STAR grants

Ben Packard, U.S. EPA, National Center for Environmental Research Center (NCER)

Bruce Macler, U.S. EPA, Region 9

9:30 a.m.

Enabling Adaptive UV and Solar-based Disinfection Systems to Reduce the Persistence of ViralPathogens in Wastewater for Sustainable Reuse

Helen Nguyen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:10 a.m.

U.S./China Reuse Project: Research and Application Demonstration of Intensive Pond Ecological Aquaculture

Sylvana Li, U.S. EPA, National Center for Environmental Research; Bruce Macler, U.S. EPA, Region 9

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:50 a.m.

Reclaimed Water Irrigation: Plant Accumulation and Risks of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Stacia Dudley, University of California-Riverside

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Risk-Based Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems

Michael Jahne, U.S. EPA

1:20 p.m.

Framework for Quantifying Microbial Risk and Sustainability of Potable Reuse Systems in the United States

Daniel Gerrity, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

2:00 p.m.

Evaluation of Microbiological Risks Associated with Direct Potable Reuse

Sharon Nappier, U.S. EPA, Office of Water; Jeffrey Soller, Soller Environmental, LLC

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:40 p.m.

Improving Water Reuse for a Much Healthier Potomac WatershedJustin Mattingly, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF)

3:20 p.m.

Presentation on Public Health Issues for SFPUC’s Gray Water Project

June Weinetraub, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

3:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion: the role of epidemiology for drinking water safety

Bruce Macler, Moderator

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

Dec. 8, 2017 – Drought, Wildfire and Water Quality

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Region 9 and East Bay Municipal Utility District

Why we are here: Context for Wildfire Water Quality STAR grants

Ben Packard,U.S. EPA, NCER

Bruce Macler, U.S. EPA, Region 9

9:00 a.m.

Assessment of Stormwater Harvesting via Managed Aquifer Recharge to Develop New Water Supplies in the Arid West: the Salt Lake Valley Example

Ryan Dupont, Utah State University

9:40 a.m.

Assessment of Dry Wells for Stormwater Capture and Aquifer Recharge in the Arid and Semi-Arid Southwest

Stephen Kraemer, U.S. EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m.

Preparing for Water Scarcity: Learning from California’s Recent Drought

Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California

10:50 a.m..

Fuel Reduction Techniques as Effective Forested Watershed Management Practices against Wildfire: Drinking Water Quality Aspects

Tanju Karanfil and Alex Chow, Clemson University

11:30 a.m.

On-going Research on Wildfire Water Quality

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, University of Colorado

12:00 p.m.

Box Lunch

12:40 p.m.

Climate, Wildfire, and Erosion Ensemble Foretells More Sediment in Western USA Watersheds

Joel Sankey, United States Geological Survey

1:00 p.m.

An Integrated Modeling and Decision Framework to Evaluate Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Drinking Water Utility Management under Drought and Climate Change

Kenan Ozekin, Water Research Foundation; Balaji Rajagopalan, University of Colorado

1:40 p.m.

Prediction of Nonlinear Climate Variations Impacts on Eutrophication and Ecosystem Processes and Evaluation of Adaptation Measures in Urban and Urbanizing Watersheds

Michael Barber, University of Utah

2:20 p.m.

Discussion: What can we do collectively that would add value to this work and future
efforts?
Bruce Macler, Moderator

3:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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