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Incirlik Air Force Base Water Reuse and Conservation

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Land IQ provided technical expertise and project management to the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) and the United States Air Force for a reuse feasibility assessment and design located at the Incirlik Air Force Base outside of Adana, Turkey. The assessment and design focused on using conventionally treated wastewater to irrigate various turf and landscaped areas on the base. This project was stimulated by the need to conserve on-base water supplies at the Incirlik Base both from a water conservation perspective and for security purposes.

The feasibility study evaluated the science- and design-based needs associated with the conversion of some on-base irrigation water sources from potable water to treated wastewater. This project successfully reduced reliance on off-base water supplies through irrigation with treated wastewater and other conservation practices associated with landscape irrigation. The use-efficiency was maximized in this project because water storage was limited. A nutrient and hydraulic management plan was constructed to ensure that no over-application of nutrients or recycled water occurs.

Owens Lake Water Conservation

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For the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program, Land IQ has prepared large-scale water conservation strategies and plans, including developing and pilot testing water conserving dust control measures. Water consumption on Owens Lake is currently approximately 95,000 acre-feet/year.

Therefore, strategies for conserving water while implementing dust control measures are of great interest and are critical for the long term sustainability of the Program. Our concepts have the potential to conserve up to 50,000 acre feet per year, over half of current consumption. Land IQ continues to support LADWP operational staff in implementing these strategies and related regulatory negotiations:

  • Developing and demonstrating new dust control approaches that require little or no water
  • Managing site salinity to reclaim suitable areas and convert facilities to drought tolerant vegetative land stabilization, and to concentrate site salts in specific areas and manage their chemistry to form erosion resultant crusts with negligible evaporation
  • Developing Water management tools such as water demand prediction and scheduling programs, SCADA system support programs, and automated surface condition monitoring methods

Together, these strategies minimize consumptive water use, lower capital costs, reduce labor intensity, and reliably achieve compliance.