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.
Scientists from the University of Arizona and Reclamation are working on the Navajo Nation Solar Desalination Demonstration Project-- a project innovative enough to have inspired a documentary: Seeking Water from the Sun. The full documentary is available at: http://originals.azpm.org/seekingwater/
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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