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.
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!