Education & Outreach

The Nevada Water Innovation Institute is committed to educating the public about the importance of water quality and a sustainable water supply. Our education and outreach events are designed for Washoe County students and teacher, the greater Reno/Sparks community and professionals in the water industry. 

Lab Tours

We offer tours of the laboratory to all ages and we would be happy to host your group.

Please contact Meg Fitzgerald at to request a tour.

Eric Marchand gives a tour of the environmental engineering lab

Summer Camp Programs

Environmental engineering campers at Manzanita Creek

As part of the College of Engineering's annual summer camp program, faculty from the Nevada Water Innovation Institute help host a Civil & Environmental Engineering Camp, designed for students ages 14 -1 7.

During the camp, students learn about bridge types, bridge construction, water resources, water treatment and soil liquefaction. Fields trips may include locations such as local bridges or waste water treatment plants.

View upcoming camp events and dates.

University of Nevada, Reno Degree Programs

Faculty involved with NWII also participate in a number of University-based educational programs.

Undergraduate education

Graduate education programs