Water Reuse Land Application the Art and Science of Putting it All Together
Idaho wastewater operators, wastewater land application operators, and other water professionals interested in reuse land applications of recycled water are invited to attend.
This presentation will review how reuse land application of recycled water operations involves plant, crop, and soil management along with irrigation practices. Case studies and practical operational tips and applications will be presented for the ‘science’ versus the ‘art’ of operating a reuse site versus a traditional farm. Operations involve proactive planning and management to meet permit loading limits and to understand the crop water needs to evenly distribute the applied nutrients. The operator will learn how their treatment operation is very different from traditional farming. This is to learn more about making informed site decisions such as for irrigation, hydraulic loading – water usage, nutrient applications, and crop cuttings. This course will outline information that an operator of a reuse site using recycled water can bring to their site.
Instructor: Dr. Franklin Gaudi
Instructor bio: Franklin Gaudi is a California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) alumnus and a Project Manager for the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC). He teaches courses in Irrigation Water Management, On-Farm Irrigation Systems, Landscape Irrigation, AutoCAD, and Careers in Agriculture. He also teaches many of the irrigation short courses taught in the summer through the ITRC. Franklin holds certifications through the Irrigation Association (IA) as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) in the surface, drip/micro, and sprinkler, as a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), and as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS). He has formerly served as a member of the Irrigation Association Certification Board where he assisted with maintaining existing certifications and developing new certifications. Franklin is also recognized through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) as a Certified Crop Advisor. Franklin’s current areas of interest are utilizing domestic wastewater for agricultural forage crops, irrigation system evaluations, and landscape irrigation design and auditing. Through research and projects at the ITRC, Franklin is able to bring experience including real-world problems and solutions into the classroom.
This course is one of four webinars reviewing operating a reuse site using recycled water. Please register early. Registration closes on April 15, 2021.
Continuing Education Credits: 0.200 Idaho WW CEUs.
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (Mountain)
Webinar Cost: Free