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Research Grants

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

Date and Time

Thursday 12/07/2017 8:30AM PST to Friday 12/08/2017 3:00PM PST
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Location

East Bay Municipal Utility Distric
375 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Registration Deadline

Thursday 12/07/2017 8:30AM PST

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National Priorities Meeting Baner

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

Dec. 7-8, 2017

East Bay Municipal Utility District
375 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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 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.

Agenda

 
Dec. 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:00 a.m.

Welcome From EPA Region 9 (Thomas Torres, Water Division Director)
Introductions
Why we are here:  Context for reuse STAR grants (Ben Packard, Bruce Macler)

9:30 a.m.

Enabling Adaptive UV and Solar-based Disinfection Systems to Reduce the Persistence of Viral
Pathogens 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
Silvana Li, EPA National Center for Environmental Research; Bruce Macler, 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, 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 Watershed
Justin 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

8:30 a.m.

Welcome from Region 9 and EBMUD
Introductions
Why we are here: Context for wildfire water quality STAR grants (Ben Packard, Bruce Macler)

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, 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

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?

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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