Wednesday, November 15, 2006: 3:15 PM-5:45 PM
Grand Ballroom A (Hilton San Francisco)
#472 - Water Sustainability and Integrated Water Resource Management (T1009)
Water is the fundamental building block for human civilization and economic development. Unfortunately as populations and economies mature, water demand increases while the availability of this valuable resource remains nearly constant. Shortages often stimulate water use conflicts, both in terms of quantity and quality. Therefore, scientific efforts should be directed toward supporting water resources planning, policy making and management through the development of strategies that consider the problem of developing multiple sources and managing numerous uses (municipal, industrial, irrigation) of water so that, over time, more efficient water resource supply systems and use patterns emerge; all while maintaining or enhancing ambient water quality. The objective of the session would be to bring together knowledgeable speakers to discuss the progress made on issues pertaining to Integrated Water Resource Management and water sustainability.
Chair:Hale W. Thurston
CoChair:Jason T. Kirby
3:15 PMWelcoming Remarks
3:20 PMAn Optimization Model for Planning Wastewater Reuse in the Chicago Area
Yi Meng, Paul R. Anderson
3:45 PMTowards Water Sustainability in the Santa Ana Watershed? Pushing the Limits of Reuse & Recycle
Arturo A. Keller, Nathan Adams, Heather Allen, Amy Burgard, Courtney Dietz, Po Chi Fung, Robert Wilkinson
4:10 PMWater Use Prioritization to Maximize Benefit of Treatment and Minimize Environmental Impact
Katie Benko, Michelle Chapman
4:35 PMPrincipals of Reusing Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Discharges for Irrigated Agriculture
Greg Thurman
5:00 PMLife Cycle Assessment as Applied to Water Reclamation and Reuse
Tapas K. Das
5:25 PMConcluding Remarks

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