Navigating Water Circularity in CEA: Insights from Kyle Lisabeth at the RII Webinar 

In the realm of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), navigating water circularity and optimizing water usage is not just a sustainable practice—it’s a competitive advantage. Kyle Lisabeth, the Water Solutions Manager at ARCO/Murray’s subsidiary BlueWTR, stands at the forefront of this movement. During the recent RII webinar ‘Getting Started in Water Circularity: How To Really Achieve 90% Water Savings,’ Kyle shared insights focusing on innovative strategies for achieving near-complete water circularity. This article dives into Kyle’s contributions and insights from the webinar, emphasizing the advanced solutions and technologies that BlueWTR brings to the industry. 

Kyle has dedicated his career to optimizing water use within agriculture, with a deep focus on reuse opportunities across various sectors. At BlueWTR, he leads water treatment and management initiatives, providing tailored solutions that cater to our clients’ budgets, footprints, and sustainability initiatives. His work encompasses water treatment systems, monitoring programs, and compliance strategies, helping facilities minimize their environmental footprint while enhancing operational efficiency. 

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During the webinar, Kyle emphasized the importance of advanced water treatment technologies and infrastructure design. He discussed the significant role of HVAC condensate capture and treatment, highlighting its potential in controlled environment settings.  By developing a water management strategy during the design phase, efficiencies and financial savings can be gained, resulting in a smoother construction process and a better operating environment for staff. 

Kyle also shared examples from past projects that utilize cutting-edge practices for water reuse. These include implementing recirculation systems that conserve water and reduce the consumption of costly fertilizers through precise nutrient management. His approach aligns with the broader sustainability goals of ARCO/Murray and its clients, showcasing a commitment to pioneering green infrastructure solutions. 

Kyle’s insights during the RII’s water circularity webinar highlighted the strides ARCO/Murray and BlueWTR are making in the field of water management within the green infrastructure and CEA sectors, amongst others. For developers and end-users with complex water management needs, ARCO/Murray’s design-build expertise offers a pathway to more sustainable and efficient operations. 

For those interested in learning more about how ARCO/Murray and BlueWTR can assist in enhancing your projects and navigating water circularity, we encourage you to explore the possibilities our expertise can bring to your next project. Reach out to us below.

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