Oct. 26 – 27, 2016
Oct. 26, 1 – 5 p.m. EDT; Oct. 27, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
US EPA Federal Triangle William Jefferson Clinton South
Room 3000 – Green Room
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Registration for the Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices Kick-off Meeting is free.
For more information, visit the meeting webpage:
EPA awarded five grants to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. The following institutions received funding through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program:
- Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WERF) Alexandria, VA, to actively identify contaminant hotspots, assess the impact of those hotspots on human and ecological health, and quantify the impact of water reuse and management solutions.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, to develop a new framework to understand how adaptive UV and solar-based disinfection systems reduce the persistence of viral pathogens in wastewater for sustainable reuse.
- Utah State University, Logan, UT, to assess the impacts and benefits of stormwater harvesting using Managed Aquifer Recharge to develop new water supplies in arid western urban ecosystems.
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, to quantify microbial risk and compare the sustainability of indirect and direct potable water reuse systems in the United States.
- University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, to measure levels of contaminants of emerging concern in common vegetables and other food crops irrigated with treated wastewater, and to evaluate human dietary exposure.
This meeting will feature presentations from each of the grantees and will also include short EPA presentations on related water reuse projects covering topics such as stormwater reuse, microbial risk assessment, transport of emerging contaminants, and pathogen treatment guidance for non-potable systems. The meeting will conclude with a panel discussion on collaboration to support water recycling.
For more details on these grants, visit: https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipients.display/rfa_id/591/records_per_page/ALL