Each year, the organization honors utilities, businesses and people leading efforts to create sustainable water reuse innovations. The WEST center was recognized as a "world-renowned venue for interdisciplinary research," and for its full-scale water reclamation facility.
The WEST Center, located near Interstate 10 and West El Camino del Cerro, is co-located with the Pima County water reclamation facility. Its purpose is to bring together industry, government and academia to develop technology for communities to address water shortages. The center provides training, funding, job and internship opportunities to UA undergraduate and graduate students.