Advanced Water Treatment Research
Advanced water treatment is one of our few opportunties to create new water supplies for both inland and coastal areas. Research and innovation are needed to bring these new water supplies to the American West to help fulfill Reclamation's mission. Research and Development is part of Reclamation's overall activities for advanced water treatment.
Yuliana Porras-Mendoza is Reclamation's newAdvanced Water Treatment Research Coordinator in the Office of Research. Yuliana has been with Reclamation for 12 years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, as well as a Masters in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas. Yuliana is Reclamation's technical lead on Chlorine Resistant Reverse Osmosis Membrane. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Meeting the Nation's Need for Water
The National Research Council's overarching goals for advanced water treatment research are to:
Our Research Program
The Desalination and Water Purification Research program was established to facilitate partnerships with academia, private industry, and local communities to develop more cost-effective, technologically efficient means to desalinate water.
Reclamation’s AWT research, development, and implementation is providing innovative solutions our nation needs to help address droughts, uncertainty, and water needs for increasing population. AWT allows communities to develop a diverse portfolio of water supplies from non-traditional sources.
Our research priorities are based on our collaborations with the National Research Council, the NWRI, and others:Desalination Roadmap (1 mb pdf)
Desalination Implementation Roadmap (1 mb pdf)
Videos for Desalination in Reclamation:
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