University of Arizona's WEST Center

WEST Center facilitates innovative research and technology development to ensure safe and sustainable water supplies. Critical to WEST’s success is the partnership between the University of Arizona, the private sector, utilities, and the community at large.

Features of the WEST Center:

  • State-of-the-art facility for new water and energy technology evaluation
  • Provides world class expertise in:
    • Environmental microbiology & environmental engineering
    • Technology development for reduced energy use in water treatment
    • In line real-time sensors for water treatment technologies
  • A leading center in emerging chemical and microbial contaminants
  • Community monitoring of infectious agents for pandemic prevention and prediction
  • Co-located with Wastewater Reclamation Facility allows for direct access to online variable water qualities for flow-through experiments