The $5.5 million state-of-the-art Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center is the University’s leading facility in the development of new technologies that deal with water scarcity and reuse. The facility is co-located at the Agua Nueva water campus of Pima County, providing a unique venue to conduct the translational research necessary to advance the sustainable technologies of the future.
The WEST Center represents an important partnership—among few in the nation—that brings together various stakeholders to address some of the grand environmental challenges facing society today. The Center maintains a membership program to engage participants from industry, government and academia. The partnership currently involves Pima County, Tucson Water, numerous industrial partners, and the University of Arizona.
Utilizing the joint expertise of cross-cutting disciplines from colleges and departments across the University of Arizona, WEST Center occupies a special position at the epicenter of research, education, outreach,and industrial partnerships in North America for water and energy technologies. Researchers from the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Engineering work on site.