What is the Project?
The OneWater Center is a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno, and local city and county governments. The work of the Center will explore how to meet water demands of today and the future, while
improving the socio-ecological resilience and sustainability of water sources.
A critical objective of the Center is to train a workforce (including veterans, disadvantaged youth, underrepresented groups, and university/college students) to investigate and apply cutting-edge water purification technologies and developments.
The OneWater Center will support programs for water-use optimization linked to economic growth and environmental protection – helping to create a link between the water research and water technology sectors. Furthermore, the Center will provide leadership in meeting water demand while improving the socio-ecological resilience of water sources. A key desired outcome of the OneWater Center is to develop the technical workforce needed to address water sector opportunities and attract industry to the region. Advances made by the Center would be scalable to other watersheds in the west and throughout the country.
Funding efforts are now underway to realize this innovative project. Project parameters, scope, and design elements are being considered, along with scoping of the educational and workforce development goals.