Arizona Public Media Reports on Solar Water Panels, Visits WEST Center
Vanessa Barchfield reports on an Arizona-based company’s efforts to use solar technology to produce potable water from vapor in the air. The solar-panel devices can even produce a few liters per day in Arizona’s arid climate.
University of Arizona Professor, Andrea Achilli, contributes to the report, explaining research on water treatment technology at UA's WEST Center.
WateReuse AZ scholarship awarded to WEST Center student
Christina Morrison, studying the fate and transport of viruses in treated wastewater effluent, wins WateReuse Arizona scholarship to continue research at UA's WEST Center.
New System at WEST Tackles Big Questions
A new pilot-scale ultrafiltration (UF) / reverse osmosis (RO) system is getting a workout as WEST Center faculty and students strive to answer big questions in water reuse.
Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor
Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but question safe-to-drink recycled water. In Part V of a five-part radio series on water conservation in the southwest, KUER, KUNC, KJZZ and the Mountain West News Bureau explore the psychology involved in accepting direct potable reuse.
WEST Members Active at Arizona Water Reuse Symposium
WEST Center members helped to shape the dynamic conference in Flagstaff, AZ -- organized by WateReuse AZ and the AZ Water Association -- with presentations, achievement recognition, and contributions to the water reuse conversation.
High School Interns Learn about Sustainability at WEST
KEYS interns from the University of Arizona explored topics of water and energy sustainability during a symposium and on-site tour of WEST Center in late June 2018.
New Marana WRF Gears Up for Operation
On June 25, 2018, early operation of the new Marana WRF began. The plant - operated by WEST member Marana Water - is slated to be fully functioning by mid-August, and will initially service close to 10,000.
Ancient River Could Flow Again in Tucson, Thanks to Recycled Wastewater
Recycled wastewater is gaining wider acceptance to boost drinking water supplies across the arid West. Now a project in Tucson proposes to use a portion of the metro area’s treated urban wastewater to make the Santa Cruz River flow through downtown again for the first time in 70 years.
Yuma Safe Produce Council visits WEST
Visiting the WEST Center in mid-May 2018, representatives from the Yuma Safe Council came with keen interest in the application of new technologies to ensure food security and safe crop production.
New Program Coordinator joins WEST Center
Sarah Prasek joined WEST in April 2018 as the Center's new Program Coordinator. She has significant experience coordinating programs and developing projects, and is enthusiastic about advancing the work at UA's WEST Center.
Sustainable Technology features largely at Phoenix Water Conference
University of Arizona WEST Center and Tucson area utilities and individuals gained recognition at the 91st Annual AZ Water Association Conference held May 2-4 in Phoenix, AZ.
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.