SWES Colloquium Series - "The Wild, Wild WEST"

Date: 
September 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Marley 230

Dr. Chuck Gerba and Dr. Ian Pepper will present

"The Wild, Wild WEST"

University of Arizona

The Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center opened in the spring of 2016. Unique features of WEST include the fact that it is linked to a new wastewater treatment plant (Agua Nueva) with direct access to plumbed in reclaimed water, sewage and biosolids – heaven! WEST consists of two groups: engineers and microbiologists both of which focus on evaluating new technologies for potable water, wastewater and reclaimed water treatment. This seminar will focus on the adventures of the microbial mega community as they journey through multiple projects with the private and public sectors. The success of WEST is reflected in the fact that it just received the 2017 WateReuse Institute of the Year Award at the 32nd WateReuse Symposium in Phoenix.