The University of Arizona

Member Benefits

Member Benefits


Priority Access to a brand new state-of-the-art research facility:
  • Directly linked into a 21st Century WWTP (Agua Nueva) with access to plumbed in reclaimed water
  • The capability of housing intermediate field-scale water treatment trains within a high bay area
  • A State Certified Laboratory for analysis of human microbial pathogens
  • World class expertise in chemical and microbial emerging contaminant analyses
  • World class expertise in new energy resources including solar technologies and algal biofuel production
  • The University of Arizona Real-Time Sensor Laboratory
  • The University of Arizona, National Science Foundation, Water and Environmental Technology Center
Customized research for specific members of WEST
  • Over 400 University of Arizona science and engineering faculty are available with expertise in all aspects of the water:energy nexus
  • Enhanced funding via federal grant acquisitions
Executive Education
  • Modular short courses available for technical support staff and utility personnel
  • Continuing education credit available
  • Example classes include: advanced water treatment technologies and analysis; real-time sensor technologies; and molecular/microbial detection of emerging microbial pathogens
  • Available as online classes
Enhanced marketing opportunities and credibility
  • National exposure
  • International networking
  • Ability to demonstrate and showcase new water and energy technologies
Recruitment opportunities
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Arizona
  • Internships


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