Nontraditional Irrigation Water Sources: Evaluate the availability (quantity and quality) of nontraditional irrigation water sources that can be used to conserve groundwater.
Societal Context: Identify 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 Technologies: Develop, 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 Education: Translate 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
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