Located beside the Bow River on Calgary's south edge, the Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets research facility (lower left of photo) is part of the City of Calgary's Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project is the world's first fully integrated, fully contained university research facility located within an operating industrial wastewater treatment plant.

Protecting a most precious resource: clean water

How researchers at the University of Calgary will use exciting new waste water research partnership to find better ways to remove emerging pollutants

Lee Jackson, scientific director of Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets, believes findings from the new research facility will help inform municipal decision-makers as they manage waste water in their communities. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Municipalities have a huge stake in ACWA's findings

Living laboratory by the Bow makes drinking water safer through next-generation treatments

Matt Vijayan, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, says he will use the water streams at the new Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets research facility to focus on the multigenerational effects of pollution on fish. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Riverside facility a powerful setting to apply basic and applied science

Four Faculty of Science researchers do deep dives into water ecology, biology, and toxicology

Professor Glen Armstrong, left, studies how bacteria such as E.coli 0157 survive in the environment and enter the human food chain. Professor Armstrong is shown with Kenneth Ng, a researcher in biological science. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary.

Wastewater could act as early warning system

Medicine researcher explores how bacteria survive in environment and enter food chain

Human-origin bacteria pose the highest risk of threat to public health, says microbiologist Tao Dong, whose lab is part of Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Get out! Outside, that is. Microbiology lab makes it real

Veterinary medicine researcher examines how pathogens survive and adapt in rugged environmental conditions

Professor Andrew Tay’s research focuses on developing an innovative biotechnological approach for domestic and industrial waste water treatment using aerobic granulation. Photo by Riley Brandt, Univeristy of Calgary

Engineer trains bacteria to consume organic pollution on a fast-track

Wastewater partnership with City of Calgary opens doors to testing of new biotechnology

Professor Gopal Achari discusses waste water treatment technology with a group of visitors at the new Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets facility in south Calgary. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

How can we keep drug prescriptions out of the water supply?

Engineering researchers test oxidative processes for new ways to attack ‘emerging substances of concern’