The Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative hosted its first interdisciplinary workshop Aug. 6-7, 2018, at Oregon State University. The workshop drew participation from more than 100 faculty, students, and professionals, representing the College of Engineering and other departments at Oregon State, the City of Corvallis, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Navy, and several other organizations.
Keynote Address by Richard G. Luthy: Urban Water Supply Reinvention for Dry Cities
The old ways of coping with water needs will no longer meet demand. The solution of urban water security will comprise a combination of conservation, desalination, stormwater capture, water reuse and water banking. This presentation highlighted advances in pilot demonstrations and systems management that point the way toward more resilient water supplies for dry cities.
Richard G. Luthy is the Silas H. Palmer Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure at Stanford University.
Workshop Speaker Presentations
Select slideshow files from workshop presentations are available for download or online viewing as PDF files below.
- Smart Water Systems for Management of Water Safety, presented by Meghna Babbar-Sebens, associate professor of water resources engineering, Oregon State University
- Society’s Water Challenges Call for a Multidisciplinary Systems Approach, presented by William K. Jaeger, professor, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University
- Sustainable Control of Water-Related Disease: The Intersection Between Water Quality, Water Quantity, and Human Behavior, presented by Molly Kile, associate professor, School of Biological and Population Health Science, Oregon State University
- Identifying Clean and Sustainable Water Solutions Through Modeling, Mesocosms, and Muddy Boots, presented by Paul Mayer, research ecologist and chief of the Ecological Effects Branch, Environmental Protection Agency
- Green Infrastructures for Stormwater Treatment – Early Lessons From the Construction and Operation of the OGSIR Facility, presented by Tyler Radniecki, assistant professor of environmental engineering, Oregon State University
- Conflict and Cooperation Over Shared Waters, presented by Aaron T. Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University