COE Nevada Center of Excellence in Water

COE Nevada Center of Excellence in Water

Nevada’s Water Center of Excellence was established to address water scarcity and water resource management and sustainability. With world-renowned experts at the helm, the Water COE aims to become the leading resource for global and municipal water management and sustainability. Built on advanced computing technology, a shared infrastructure and a common set of resources, the COE leverages the expertise of numerous premier hydrologic science and technology institutions to deliver services in water resource management and big-data analytics.

Nevada’s Water Center of Excellence (COE) is a public-private joint venture formed by GOED in 2013. The Water COE leverages the expertise of the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), and IBM. GOED, DETR, and DRI are all financial partners and stakeholders in the Water COE. Nevada’s Water COE aims to become a global leader in water development research and the commercialization of water development technology.

DRI has campuses in both Las Vegas and Reno, and boasts the largest number of hydrologists of any U.S. academic institutions. It also has complementary expertise in ecology and atmospheric sciences. Faculty at DRI and its sister institutions, UNR and UNLV, are leading the way in water quality assessment, water resource management, water policy advisement and water focused technology.


Activity Content Focus
  • Library search function & data sets
  • Technology roadmaps & innovation trends
  • Knowledge exchange forums
  • Demo-sites and/or test facilities
  • Generic or other
  • Water re-use and recycling
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Smart technologies
Technology Stage
  • Later stage
Partnership Type
  • Public-private networking
Hub Type
  • Centre













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