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Through innovative research and strategic partnerships, the Nevada Water Innovation Institute solves water problems and promotes economic growth in the Truckee Meadows.

NWII in the news

News 4 Reno covered NWII's research on the prevalence of COVID-19 in the Truckee Meadows. Krishna Pagilla explains the research in this video clip.

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News from the Nevada Water Innovation Institute

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Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years

University-led partnership works on COVID-19 wastewater surveillance, advanced purified water technologies and other water resiliency and sustainability research

Krishna Pagilla

Krishna Pagilla has been elected a fellow of the ASCE

The election honors Pagilla’s more than 25 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment engineering, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental molecular biology and biotechnology.

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Washoe County Commissioner recognized for support of water security and resiliency

Water Environment Federation names Vaughn Hartung its 2020 Public Official for his leadership and support of University’s Nevada Water Innovation Institute

For more information

Krishna Pagilla
NWII Director
Ralph E. & Rose A. Hoeper Engineering Professor
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7918

John A. Martini
Chair, NWII Board of Advisors
Assistant City Manager, City of Sparks

Dwayne Smith
Vice-chair, NWII Board of Advisors
Director of Engineering and Capital Projects at Washoe County