Tackling global water supply challenges with innovation

Through advanced technologies, visionary strategies and the unwavering dedication of our community, we are reshaping the narrative of water scarcity.

The majority of water used in cities

is discarded as waste

But recycled water can be cleaner than tap water and it is typically cheaper than desalinated water and less energy intensive.

Recycling water can remove the need of water imports

Our objectives directly address the UN Sustainable Development Goal of clean water and sanitation as well as the NAE Grand Challenge of providing access to clean water. The solutions we seek will balance water quality objectives with energy, nutrient, and resource extraction as well as environmental aspects associated with residuals disposal. Through rigorous research, community engagement, and education, our center explores and implements sustainable and equitable solutions to ensure the availability of clean water for generations to come.

Amy Childress

Center Director

Focus areas

Engineering and Science Research

Develop advanced technologies for water treatment, contaminant and pathogen detection and removal, and energy reduction.

Technology Transfer

Collaborate with industry partners to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies and systems for water reuse.

Education

Cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and skilled technical workforce.

Communication

Collaborate with industry partners to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies and systems for water reuse.

What you need to know: Our documentary series

Collaborate with industry partners to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies and systems for water reuse.

Updates

INTERVIEWS

Hear from our passionate team of researchers.

Whether you want to change your lifestyle, understand the issues our climate and society is facing or simply broaden you horizon, these interviews will surely be worth your time.

Read the comprehensive report about the international water use

We are developing a comprehensive report about international water use that intents to help the world get a better understanding of the global water crisis.

Research Opportunities

Embrace this unique opportunity to be at the forefront of change. By enrolling in our research program, you become an essential catalyst in shaping a water-secure world for generations to come.