University of Arizona's WEST Center
The WEST Center is a leading-edge venue focused on advanced water and wastewater treatment and monitoring, alternative energy and related technologies. WEST is co-located with Pima County's Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility and is adjacent to reclaimed water recharge basins and constructed wetlands – all of which compose a Water Reclamation Campus. WEST is unique in its ability to conduct the translational research necessary to advance the sustainable technologies of the future. With large portions of the United States currently affected by drought, WEST Center is poised to answer some of the nation's biggest questions about sustainable water and energy use.
The Interim Director of WEST Center is Kim Ogden, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Interim Vice President for Research.
WEST Center Announced as IDA Fellowship Host Site
The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced today that UA WEST Center has been selected as the Host for the 2019-20 IDA Fellowship Program. A call for applications is open until July 30, 2019.
WEST Student Receives SBAR Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to Tenzin Phakdon, a first year PhD student in Environmental Engineering, for receiving the 1-year Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) graduate fellowship.
Study at WEST Investigates Pathogen Movement in Waterways
With irrigation water safety as a goal, an ongoing study at WEST Center uses a sediment flume to measure how pathogens move from sediment to water.
Film Highlights UA's Efforts at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus
In a new film from One World Network, WEST Center faculty, along with other UA researchers and Tucson-area specialists, explain challenges at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus, and share how University of Arizona research is finding collaborative and innovative solutions for the future.
Dr. Pepper of WEST Center Receives UAAA Extraordinary Faculty of the Year Award
Dr. Ian Pepper, faculty in the Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) Department and co-founder of WEST Center, was recognized as an Extraordinary Faculty of the Year for his achievements and service to the University of Arizona.
WEST Pilots Citizen Water Academy on World Water Day!
Timed to celebrate World Water Day, WEST Center and partners at the west side Water Campus piloted the new Tucson Citizen Water Academy on March 22, 2019. Thanks to Flowing Wells High School for their great participation!
AZ WateReuse Symposium
The Arizona WateReuse Symposium will be held in Flagstaff, AZ, from July 28-30, 2019. The symposium provides an opportunity for Arizona water professionals to exchange information and experiences related to water reuse planning, implementation, and operations. The three day event includes poster sessions, speakers, and more.
34th Annual WateReuse Symposium
The 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held in San Diego, CA, from September 8 -11, 2019. Past years have seen more than 600 professionals gathering from nine countries to discuss issues of water reuse innovations and policy. Attendees can earn up to 20 professional development hours and interact with exhibitors from across the country.
Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium
The 2019 Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) Symposium will be held from September 25–27 at the Casino Del Sol, just west of Tucson. This annual event will feature a plenary session, over 50 talks, poster sessions, workshops, social events, and more.