Aquatic & Agriculture


Aquatic model
released online

Determining any potential impacts from using preserved wood in aquatic or sensitive environments is now easier with a new, user-friendly Environmental Assessment Model.

The online model streamlines the process of modeling the conditions for a project to estimate the potential migration of preservatives from preserved wood immersed or over water.

For more information on the model, go to the Aquatics section or review materials in the Online Technical Library.


Aquatic questions?
Click for answers

Everything you need to know about Western preserved wood is just a click away with the Preserved Wood Tech Library at

The online library offers an extensive collection of downloadable publications, technical sheets and design tools to properly select, specify and use Western preserved wood on almost any project.

Check out the online library!

Aquatic & Agriculture Applications for Preserved Wood

Wood’s structural, economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits make it the preferred building product in a wide variety of aquatic and agriculture applications – including bridges, boardwalks, piers, posts, poles, field fencing and structures in or near waterways and wetlands.

Wanted: Great Aquatics Projects

Enter the new
Preserved Wood In Aquatics Awards program!

WWPI activities for these uses are directed by the Aquatic & Agriculture Committee, which was created to promote, develop and enhance the use of preserved wood materials produced and/or marketed by WWPI members for use in agriculture, aquatic and environmentally sensitive markets.

While the aquatic market is relatively small, responding to aquatic and agricultureissues is an important opportunity to respond to issues that might otherwise invade or threaten other application areas.

Institute activities for Aquatic and Agriculture include:

  • Outreach – Utilize the Best Management Practices, Aquatic Guide, Aquatic Assessment models and other information that may need to be developed to promote the understanding and use of preserved wood in aquatic and sensitive environment applications. Outreach activities will be conducted through the lumber and plywood program.
  • Technical – Provide technical assistance to the market, which may be in the form of conducting aqautic and agricultural assessments or offering scientific information and/or development of outreach documents or items such as product safety or performance compared to alternative materials.
  • Research – Conduct research in areas identified as being important to the protection of the use of preserved wood in construction where aquatic, agriculture or sensitive areas are involved or offering scientific or technical information to other groups' research efforts.
  • Regulatory – Identify or respond to emerging regulatory problems that may affect the use of preserved wood products in agriculture, aquatic and sensitive environments. Management of issues will be conducted through the WWPI Regulatory Affairs Committee or through an emerging issue management group. Some issues may need to be reviewed by the Board for action consideration and approval.

Staff contact: Ryan Pessah

Members Only

Members, get current updates on Aquatic activities by logging into the WWPI Members Only site. If you do not have a password, contact WWPI. This section is open only to WWPI Treater, Supporting and Associate Members.