White papers, publications and studies

To ensure other potable reuse projects are supported and take shape in other communities, it is imperative that the water community share information with one another and the public. We hope that the OCWD website will serve as host for educational discussions to thrive. If you or your agency wish to share a  paper with the water community, kindly submit your report for consideration to Rose Wilke.

White Papers & Reports

A white paper is a report or guide that usually addresses issues and how to solve them. White papers are used to educate readers and help people make decisions or communities to take action.

Water Reuse

Groundwater Management & Managed Aquifer Recharge

Research Publications and Studies

OCWD scientists and engineers in the Research & Development Department, along with other staff, publish their findings in scientific journals and technical magazines, as well as present at conferences. Selected publications and conference proceedings are listed below.

Water Reuse

Groundwater Management & Managed Aquifer Recharge

•   Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing as a Tool for Measuring Recharge Rate in a Potable Reuse Spreading Basin. 2017
•   Maximizing infiltration Rates by Removing Suspended Solids: Results of Demonstration Testing of Riverbed Filtration in Orange County, California (2017)
•   Development of a Percolation Decay Model to Guide Future Optimization of Subsurface Water Recharge Basins (2007)
•   Percolation Decay Model for Optimization of Surface Water Recharge Basins (2007)