NEWT is applying nanotechnology to develop transformative and off-grid water treatment systems that both protect human lives and support sustainable economic development.

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NEWT is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution nanosystems-engineering research center (headquartered at Rice University) whose goal is to facilitate access to clean water almost anywhere in the world by developing efficient modular water treatment systems that are easy to deploy, and that can tap unconventional sources to provide humanitarian water or emergency response. NEWT also develops systems to treat and reuse challenging industrial wastewaters in remote locations, such as oil and gas fields to help energy production be more sustainable and more cost-efficient in regards to its water footprint.

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NEWT faculty, Dr. John Fortner receives 2020 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

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May 19 - 21, 2020

2020 NEWT Center Annual Site Visit & IPAB Meeting Online

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a precautionary step, we are reprogramming the NEWT Center Annual Site Visit and IPAB Meetings to an online format. Thank you for your patience as we move to this online format in an effort to protect the safety and health of our members. We will provide email instructions on how to participate in our May meetings via Zoom.

Registrants will be provided the final agendas and pre-recorded presentations two weeks in advance of the online meetings via email. Zoom Links will be emailed to registrants prior to meeting and posted on this page after they have been released. 

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