Bahman sheikh water reuse consulting

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Recent project Awards

June 2019: Bahman Sheikh, co-leader of a UC Davis team won two competitive proposals; (1) to develop new fundamental understanding of sodicity of irrigation water and to provide management options for recycled water use in agriculture, and (2) to assess the state of knowledge and impacts of recycled water irrigation on agricultural crops. (pending)

June 2018: Bahman Sheikh was selected by WateReuse Research Foudation to conduct an investigation of the impacts of the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on farmers using recycled water. (in progress)

May 2018: Bahman Sheikh was selected by Hawaii Community Foundation to prepare  strategic recommendations to increase water recycling in Hawai`i by 30 MGD by 2030. Read Report

September 2016: Bahman Sheikh was commissioned to perform a study of the potential for use of recycled water in the industrial/commercial sector in Jordan as part of a five-year USAID-sponsored project called Water Management Initiative (WMI). Read Report

January 2016: WateReuse Research Foundation awarded Bahman Sheikh a research grant to study the global “State of Irrigated Agricultural Water Reuse – Impediments and Incentives”. Read Report

May 2014: Denver Water selected Bahman Sheikh to provide supporting documentation and materials for a change in Colorado standards for safe use of reclaimed water for irrigation of food crops.  Sheikh completed a White Paper “Recycled Water for Irrigation of Edible Crops” in November 2015 . Read Report

January 2014:  Sheikh led a UN-FAO-sponsored tour of water recycling facilities in the United States for a group of officials from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read Study Tour Report

September 2013: At its 28th Symposium, WateReuse Association honored Bahman Sheikh by declaring him Honorary Lifetime Member of the Association.

January 2012: Bahman Sheikh was selected by WateReuse Research Foundation to create an Internet-based Clearinghouse of published matreial on public acceptance of recycled water and desalination. Navigate Clearinghouse Spreadsheet

October 2012: Prepared guideline documents for Jaipur, Pune and Faridabad (India) for efficient use of water as part of a USAID team assisting the municipal governments to help solve water scarcity issues.

March 2011: Joined the Joint Venture of Kennedy Jenks/Bahman Sheikh/WRE, which won a consulting assignment with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission  for planning a recycled water system for the eastside of the City. This project is still ongoing.

May 2011: Bahman Sheikh was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by San Diego County Water authority and the San Diego Chapter of WateReuse Association for training over 700 recycled water site supervisors in the County from December 2007 to May 2011. 5/19/2011.

April 2011: Inspected and reviewed five candidate sites at different towns in Jordan for selection of a pilot water reuse project by USAID and the Government of Jordan through a subcontract with AECOM Jordan.

June 2010: Completed final report on the Terra Linda Recycled Water Demonstration Garden for Marin Municipal Water District. Read Report

March 2010:  Completed White Paper on Graywater jointly for WateReuse Association, Water Environment Association and American Water Works Association. Read White Paper

January 2019: Appointed Senior Advisor to the Prince Khaled bin Sultan Water Research Chair recently endowed at the Civil Engineering Department of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

August 2008: Prepared revised water recycling criteria recommendations for Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Read Report

December 2007: Was selected to conduct all recycled water site supervisor training workshops for San Diego County Water Authority. See Site Supervisor Handbook

December 2008: Led a multi-organization Research project on Filter Loading Rates and the Quality of Recycled Water for Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency. Read Report

November 2006: Peer Reviewed the environmental components of Australia’s National Guidelines for Water Recycling, for the Department of Environment and Heritage

September 2006: Prepared Site Supervisor Training Manual for Users of Recycled Water for WateReuse Association.  Copies of this manual are available from WateReuse Association (




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