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!
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.
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.