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MISSION & VISION

 
         


DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT


"Water quality is a critical factor affecting human health and welfare. Any advance in our ability to preserve or enhance the quality of our water supplies is likely to come through state-of-the-art technology and research. The 21st Century model to provide this research is through the integration of the government, the private sector, and universities."

 

Ian L. Pepper, Director
UA NSF WET Center

 

MISSION AND VISION

 

The mission of the Water & Environmental Technology (WET) Center is to develop technologies to detect, understand, mitigate and/or control emerging contaminants in the environment as well as other traditional contaminants that can adversely impact water quality. The University of Arizona WET Center focuses on biological and chemical emerging contaminants that impact major source waters for potable use: groundwater and Central Arizona Project surface water.

The vision of the WET Center is to minimize any adverse effects of these contaminants on human health and/or the environment.

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Real-Time Water Monitoring Facility

 

SPECIFIC GOALS

  • To evaluate potable and wastewater treatment and distribution holistically such that it is sustainable with respect to water and energy requirements.
  • To conduct research that will ultimately provide good quality potable water quality that is not only safe but also aesthetically acceptable with respect to taste and odor.

KEY FEATURES

  • Funding from the National Science Foundation and the private sector
  • Statewide resource, politically significant
  • Unique laboratory capabilities
  • Home to the Water Village

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Last update: 10/01/15

 

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