Public and private sector members of WEST Center have access to state-of-the-art technologies, unique facilities and infrastructure, and the benefits of collaborative partnerships.
The WEST Center provides a holistic venue for the development, evaluation, and demonstration of technologies that advance water and energy sustainable solutions. The Real-Time Sensor lab includes monitoring and on-line detection equipment to evaluate the potential for an integrated sensor network that manages and analyzes data from various sensors, for real time decision making and risk calculations. The Analytical Labs provide technologies for the detection of a wide range of chemical and microbial contaminants, and include supporting capabilities from toxicity bioassays and a state-certified pathogen analysis lab.
Facilities & Infrastructure
WEST Center's innovative partnership with Pima County provides a unique set of infrastructure capabilities. From its inception, the Center was designed as a co-located facility with Agua Nueva, Pima County's water reclamation facility. These facilities are situated within an entire water campus, complete with reclaimed water recharge basins, constructed wetlands and a solar park adjacent to the Center. WEST is positioned to utilize these features - including access to a range of available water quality streams and surrounding infrastructure. The Center's facilities are comprised of administrative, laboratory, and high-bay complexes.
The WEST Center has created valuable research partnerships among a wide range of stakeholders, including participants from the public sector, private corporation, industry association, and educational institutions. WEST aspires to provide a direct benefit to all collaborators through research as well as a collaborative environment to facilitate technology transfer among the members.
Members join at one of three membership levels, providing funding and/or technology support to the Center. The synergy associated with many of the projects advanced at the WEST Center attract an array of members. These include, but are not limited to:
- Water treatment technology manufacturers
- Wastewater treatment system manufacturers
- Agricultural companies
- Chemical companies
- Food & beverage companies
- State and federal water quality regulators
- Municipal drinking water agencies
- Municipal wastewater agencies
- Water industry organizations/associations
- Energy companies
- Research scientists
- National Science Foundation Water & Environmental Technology (WET) Center
- Industries with water and energy usage
- Federal agencies including, but not limited to, the DoE, CDC, Homeland Security, EPA, NSF
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For information about current WEST Center industry partners, see the members page.
To learn more about becoming a WEST Center member, please contact Associate Director Bob Stea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 626-8226.