Joint US-Israel Research Aims to Advance Safe Water Reuse in Arid Regions
As the new year began, a visiting scholar from Israel joined forces with UA WEST Center faculty to investigate using metagenomic approaches to examine the virome in recycled waters. Researchers expect the BARD-funded study will help to ensure the safe and sustainable use of these waters in arid-region agriculture.
RAPID Training Kicks Off at WEST
During a four-day training held at WEST Center (Jan. 7-10, 2020), chemical engineering students and professionals from across the country compared and contrasted the use of conventional membrane processes (ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis) to emerging membrane processes (membrane distillation) to purify water.
WEST Deputy Director contributes to Biosolids Conversation
Dr. Ian Pepper, the newly appointed Deputy Director at UA WEST Center, traveled to Manchester England in November 2019 to attend and present at the 24th European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference. The conference is the premier event of its kind in Europe.
UA Research Takes Center Stage at Annual Meeting
The WEST Center Annual Industry Meeting and Research Symposium, held Nov. 17-18, 2019, saw University of Arizona water and energy research take center stage with research updates, poster presentations, and networking opportunities for faculty, staff, students and industry attendees.
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.
AZ Water 2020 Annual Conference
The AZ Water Association's 93rd Annual Conference and Exhibition, "AZ Water 20/20 - A Clear Vision for Arizona's Water", will be held July 21-23, 2020, using a virtual platform. The event is designed to provide professional development, continuing education, and technology transfer to support AZ Water's vision of “a vibrant Arizona through safe, reliable water”.
2020 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium
The 2020 Arizona WateReuse Symposium will be held in Flagstaff, AZ, from July 26-28, 2020. The symposium is organized by WaterReuse Arizona and the AZ Water Association Reuse Committee as “an exchange of information and experience related to water reuse planning, implementation, and operations” for Arizona water professionals.
35th Annual WateReuse Symposium
The 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held in Denver, CO, from September 13 -16, 2020. Following the record-breaking success of the 2019 Symposium, the 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Denver is a “can’t miss” event for anyone involved in water recycling.