The WEST Center is a leading-edge venue focused on water and wastewater treatment and monitoring, alternative energy and related technologies. WEST is co-located with the Pima County water reclamation facility and adjacent to reclaimed water recharge basins and constructed wetlands – all of which is part of a Water Reclamation Campus. The interim director at WEST Center is Kim Ogden, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Yuma Safe Produce Council visits WEST
Visiting the WEST Center in mid-May 2018, representatives from the Yuma Safe Council came with keen interest in the application of new technologies to ensure food security and safe crop production.
New Program Coordinator joins WEST Center
Sarah Prasek joined WEST in April 2018 as the Center's new Program Coordinator. She has significant experience coordinating programs and developing projects, and is enthusiastic about advancing the work at UA's WEST Center.
WEST Welcomes New Faculty
Coming from Humboldt State University, Dr. Andrea Achilli joined WEST Center in August 2017. His main fields of research are membrane processes for desalination and water reuse and energy recovery from water and wastewater.
West Center Hosts Water Leaders & NASCAR Guests
Leaders from The Dow Chemical Company, NASCAR, the UA and Pima County met recently to discuss local water challenges and solutions to address water scarcity.
UA Scientists Challenge Conventions of Irrigation
A four-year collaborative research study at the WEST Center will test the safety and sustainability of alternative sources of water for agriculture.