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


Water planners and managers are faced with the increasing needs to utilize nonpotable water for irrigating urban landscapes in water-shortage areas of the arid West. However, existing guidelines for assessing suitability of water for irrigation is rather broad. This paper presents updated guidelines based on the experience in west Texas and southern New Mexico where water of relatively high salinity is used for landscape irrigation.