With increasing climate variability, municipalities in arid and semi-arid regions can benefit from brackish groundwater desalination and reuse of municipal and industrial wastewaters to augment their water supply. Strategic incorporation of advanced water treatment technologies is essential for system reliability and affordability, considering tradeoffs among driving force (pressure, electricity or heat) and system complexity.
Shane is the director of the Texas Tech Water Resources Center and a professor in civil, environmental and construction engineering. He teaches courses in water treatment and water resources engineering, and his research focuses on advanced water treatment. Shane is the proud husband of his high school sweetheart and father of their four young children.