Study at WEST Investigates Pathogen Movement in Waterways
With irrigation water safety as a goal, an ongoing study at WEST Center uses a sediment flume to measure how pathogens move from sediment to water.
Film Highlights UA's Efforts at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus
In a new film from One World Network, WEST Center faculty, along with other UA researchers and Tucson-area specialists, explain challenges at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus, and share how University of Arizona research is finding collaborative and innovative solutions for the future.
Dr. Pepper of WEST Center Receives UAAA Extraordinary Faculty of the Year Award
Dr. Ian Pepper, faculty in the Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) Department and co-founder of WEST Center, was recognized as an Extraordinary Faculty of the Year for his achievements and service to the University of Arizona.
WEST Pilots Citizen Water Academy on World Water Day!
Timed to celebrate World Water Day, WEST Center and partners at the west side Water Campus piloted the new Tucson Citizen Water Academy on March 22, 2019. Thanks to Flowing Wells High School for their great participation!
Understanding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and their Impacts
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been in the news often lately. These organic compounds have many industrial and commercial applications, but concerns have arisen over their presence in the environment and water sources. Read an article summarizing the topic here.
Congressional Staffers Visit WEST
On March 14, 2019, WEST Center welcomed a group of congressional staffers to learn about state water policy issues and the innovative work being done at WEST Center.
University of Arizona Ranked #1 in Water Resources
The University of Arizona ranked #1 in Water Resources in the 2018 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Discovering that Wastewater has Incredible Value
UA College of Law Professor, Robert Glennon, offered his perspective on the importance of reclaiming what was once considered 'wastewater' in an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times.
Researchers from Joan Rose’s lab train at WEST Center
For a week in February 2019, Matthew Flood and Syrena Whitner - research scientists from Joan Rose's lab at MSU - visited WEST to gain expertise in cell culture techniques and qPCR protocols.
New staff welcomed at WEST
Dr. Bianca Miguel De Souza Chaves was welcomed to WEST Center in February 2019. Her expertise includes advanced oxidation processes, biological and membrane processes, solar radiation, nanomaterials, toxicity, and control of emerging contaminants.
WEST featured on MRS TV - Watch now!
In November 2018, the Materials Research Society (MRS) hosted its 2018 Fall Meeting & Exhibit, and featured a video shot on site at WEST Center. Don't miss it!
WEST well represented at IWA Regional Water Reuse Conference
University of Arizona researchers contributed to planning and presentations at the International Water Association (IWA) 2018 Regional Conference on Opportunities for Water Reuse in Southeast Asia, held in Phuket, Thailand October 30 – November 2.