Emory University Wins 2016 U.S. Water Prize For WaterHub

By on April 27, 2016
Yvonne Kienast and Emeli Anderson collect water samples at the WaterHub, an innovative water reclamation facility. (Credit: Emory University)

Yvonne Kienast and Emeli Anderson collect water samples at the WaterHub, an innovative water reclamation facility. (Credit: Emory University)


The U.S. Water Alliance has chosen Emory University as one of three winners of the 2016 U.S. Water Prize, according to a release from the university. The school got the award in recognition of an ambitious water-reclamation system called WaterHub.

The system utilizes eco-engineering processes to clean wastewater for future non-potable uses and is capable of displacing up to 146 million gallons of potable water with recycled wastewater annually, about 40 percent of the total campus water demand. WaterHub generates an alternative water supply while adding environmental and economic benefits to the surrounding community.

Other winners of this year’s water prize include DC Water and Dow. The annual award gives credit to organizations that carry out innovative ways for advancing strategies that push water sustainability across the water cycle and within urban management.

Top image: Yvonne Kienast and Emeli Anderson collect water samples at the WaterHub, an innovative water reclamation facility. (Credit: Emory University)

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