Members of the UA chemical and environmental engineering faculty joined a group of leading engineers and scientists May 17-19 to speak about water scarcity in large cities and semi-arid regions of the Americas. The workshop was born from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund, a partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Led by professor Jim Field, the UA was awarded the grant to develop a team of partners from North and South America to create innovative solutions for water reuse.

The aim of the gathering was to develop a group of university and industrial partners to collaborate on water reuse technologies. The partners agreed that training young professionals to develop water reuse solutions requires an approach with representatives from several countries. The latest workshop in Brazil was designed to unite partners who can generate global solutions for generations to come.

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