Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: Stopping the Flow of Plastic at its Source

Stopping the Flow of Plastic at its Source By: CJ O’Brien, Second year Master’s in Development Practice Student with concentrations in environmental conservation & organization and management, Academic Fellow at Oceana As a Florida native, I have always been in love with the marine ecosystem. The first time I saw a coral reef in the … Continue Reading →

SMARTER WATER: In just five years, Emory’s WaterHub has reclaimed and recycled more than 300 million gallons of campus wastewater—and captured interest across the globe.

Every day, colonies of ravenous microorganisms—dwelling within the dense root systems of hydroponically grown plants—help clean and repurpose nearly 400,000 gallons of campus wastewater for non-potable uses. These colonies are just one of the complex biological processes that make up Emory’s cutting-edge WaterHub. Five years ago, the WaterHub became the first facility of its kind … Continue Reading →

Virtual Earth Month – Smarter Water(Hub) Exploration

In just five years, Emory’s WaterHub has reclaimed and recycled more than 300 million gallons of campus wastewater—and captured interest across the globe. Take a virtual tour through the facility, learn how the technology works, and learn it’s research and water stewardship impacts in the “Smarter Water” feature of the Emory Magazine Spring/Summer issue.

After 5 years, Emory WaterHub a model for water reuse

By: Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | March 11, 2020 In 2018, when a water main break left more than 700,000 DeKalb residents under a boil water advisory, the WaterHub at Emory University became a lifeline for the school. During the three days that county residents were forced to survive without potable water, the WaterHub … Continue Reading →

WaterHub Tour

The WaterHub at Emory University is an award-winning water reclamation facility that is the first of its kind in the nation. All public tours of the facility are led by trained Emory undergraduate and graduate students. Sign up for this tour here.

WaterHub Tour

The WaterHub at Emory University is an award-winning water reclamation facility that is the first of its kind in the nation. All public tours of the facility are led by trained Emory undergraduate and graduate students. Sign up for this tour here.

Emory University Receives 2018 IDEA Innovation Award

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) has recognized Emory University with the 2018 IDEA Innovation Award for the WaterHub, made possible by a collaboration with IDEA member Sustainable Water. You can read more about about the award and the association here.