Nontraditional Irrigation Water SourcesEvaluate the availability (quantity and quality) of nontraditional irrigation water sources that can be used to conserve groundwater.

Societal ContextIdentify the social, behavioral, economic and regulatory factors that impact the current use of nontraditional irrigation water sources and might impact the integration of new on-farm water treatment technologies developed to treat these sources

Next-Generation On-farm TechnologiesDevelop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of next-generation on-farm water treatment technologies that can improve the chemical, microbial and physical quality of nontraditional irrigation water sources and food crops

Innovative Extension and Outreach: Integrate the knowledge generated through our research into preeminent extension and outreach programs for agricultural and non-agricultural communities.  

Experiential EducationTranslate the knowledge generated through our research into high-quality, integrated educational programs that will teach, train, and inspire the next generation of leaders engaged in sustainable water reuse on food crops.

CONSERVE AT A GLANCE

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LOOKING AHEAD:

Further develop CONSERVE field demonstration sites

  •             Scale up and implement water treatment interventions in the field

  •             Integrate research, education and extension programming around these sites

Publish 1st CONSERVE Special Issue in collaboration with Environmental Research

Expand CONSERVE Scholars exchange program between U.S. and Israel

Leverage research, extension and education successes with additional government agencies and federally-funded projects

Expand partnerships with industry, non-profit and academic groups

Expand communication vehicles to reach broader audiences