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.