Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 18 July 2006, in session 2 of the UCOWR Conference.


Reclaimed water use has the potential to help communities, especially in the arid southwest, meet growing water demands under dwindling fresh water supplies. Reclaimed water represents a reliable supply of water for small-scale production agriculture, urban landscape use, industrial use and groundwater recharge. However, the chemical and microbiological quality of reclaimed water needs to be considered. This panel session will describe field and laboratory experiences with reclaimed water and identification of some of the chemical and microbiological issues that need to be addressed for successful and safe application.