2016 WateReuse Arizona Project of the Year trophyA pilot wastewater-treatment system designed and tested by the University of Arizona, the global engineering firm CH2M, and Tucson Water could aid in Arizona’s looming shortage of drinking water – caused by continued drought in the Colorado River Basin and increasing urban populations.  

“The evaluation of alternative methods for water reuse is critical to our state and our region,” said project co-investigator Shane Snyder, UA professor of chemical and environmental engineering and member of the UA BIO5 Institute. “We have demonstrated a novel design that is more efficient and effective than conventional water reuse systems.” Snyder’s co-principal investigators included UA professor of chemical and environmental engineering Bob Arnold.

Snyder, Arnold and their collaborators received the 2016 WateReuse Arizona Project of the Year Award for their work converting wastewater into high-quality drinking water.

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