Each year, the International Association for Food Protection hosts an Annual Meeting, but this time IAFP 2020 was held virtually on 26-28 October 2020.
DFK joined colleagues in organizing the symposium :”A Highwire Act: Balancing Sustainable Agricultural Irrigation Approaches with Food Safety Priorities in the Face of Water Shortages”.
This symposium brings together speakers who are currently investigating wastewater reuse and also researchers collecting data on pathogens in irrigation water and compliance with emerging standards. Characterization of these risks can lead to better management and mitigation of contaminant presence in irrigation water intended for produce, not only for the U.S., but for countries with arid regions.
DFK offered a recorded presentation on “The growing trend of wastewater treatment in the Arab Region: An unexploited opportunity for agricultural use”.