CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County University of Maryland Extension Office and CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food & Health will host a half-day workshop for farmers and local officials interested in learning more about using recycled water as an alternative irrigation water source for agriculture.

“Recycled water presents an additional irrigation water source for farmers that is highly-regulated, safe, and reliable in the face of increasingly unpredictable weather," said Rachel Goldstein, assistant research professor at the University of Maryland. "These workshops will provide farmers, wastewater treatment plant operators, county officials and any other interested parties with the most up-to-date research on how water reuse fits into current farming practices and regulations.”

The "Water Reuse for Agriculture: What Growers Need to Know" workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in English Hall at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge.

Sessions will cover issues associated with water quality research, new water filtration and treatment technologies and updates on reclaimed water regulations for Maryland agriculture. Workshops are free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required for attendance to guarantee lunch. To register online, go to

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