The University of Connecticut and University of Florida just launched the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program.
This tool interprets the quality of a water source to irrigate plants in greenhouses and nurseries, and is available in English and Spanish.
Link to the WaterQual Tool
Clean WateR3 is a federally funded Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant focused on research and outreach to help growers Reduce, Remediate and Recycle irrigation water. The grant team is managed by Dr. Sarah White at Clemson University and includes many research collaborators.
Clean WateR3 – Reduce, Remediate, Recycle
Our projects focus on developing sustainable remediation technologies to encourage use of alternative water resources, especially recycled irrigation runoff, to decrease dependence on potable water, and enhance long-term economic viability. This is possible thanks to an award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative, and the involvement of 22 researchers in 9 universities. The objectives of this project are to:
- Reduce contaminant loading into recycled water sources via treatment technologies and improved water management strategies.
- Evaluate treatment technologies (physical and biological) to Remediate pathogen, pesticide, and nutrient contaminants.
- Provide online and published information to help growers successfully Recycle water.