WEST Center Connects at IDA World Congress
UA WEST Center connected with the international community during the 2019 International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress in Dubai, Oct. 20-24. WEST is also collaborating with the IDA as host of it's Fellowship Program this fall.
Arizona Takes Step Toward DPR
In one Arizona city, direct potable reuse (DPR) has become a reality. In September 2019, the Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the Scottsdale Water campus became the state’s first — and one of only three in the nation — permanent water treatment facility permitted to treat recycled water for potable water uses.
WEST Works to Build Citizens into Water Leaders
WEST Center, along with Tucson Water and Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Dept, launched a program this fall to showcase water treatment technology and educate the public about critical water issues.
Indige-FEWSS Interns Work at WEST Center
In Summer 2019, two undergraduate interns from Diné College worked with WEST researchers as part of a unique Indige-FEWSS (Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty) program experience.
National Water Reuse Action Plan Announced at WateReuse Symposium
During the Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego (Sept. 8-11, 2019), A new National Water Reuse Action Plan was announced. Over a thousand water and wastewater professionals gathered to learn from each other, share information, and make connections around issues of water reuse. WEST was there!
WEST Students and Members Recognized at 2019 AZ WateReuse Symposium
University of Arizona (UA) WEST members and students were well-represented at the Arizona WateReuse Symposium this July, 2019.
New Research uses Novel Smartphone-Based Technology to Detect Waterborne Pathogens
In a recently-published study, UA researchers – including several from WEST Center – used new technology to demonstrate a highly sensitive and field-applicable method for detecting viruses in water.
Hickenbottom Projects Seek Water/Energy Efficiencies
Working with UA faculty Dr. Kerri Hickenbottom, staff and students at WEST Center explore waste stream minimization and energy use efficiency through two inventive projects.
Desert Research Institute (DRI) Connects with WEST
A visit to WEST Center by DRI's Dr. Maureen McCarthy sparked discussion around the application potentials of water/energy technologies in dispersed settlements, and possibilities for cross-institutional collaboration.
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.
WEST Industry Meeting & Research Symposium
The 2019 University of Arizona WEST Center Industry Meeting and Research Symposium will be held on November 17-18 in Tucson, AZ. The event will bring together water industry professionals, engineering and microbiology researchers, and students to share findings, explore collaborative opportunities, and discuss future directions.
WRRC Annual Conference 2020
The Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) invites participants to engage in exciting water discussions during it's 2020 annual conference, "Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years." The conference will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ on March 27, 2020, and will take stock of the last forty years of water management in Arizona as well as look to the future."