Nature and industry, often portrayed as conflicting forces, live in harmony at the City of Henderson Water Reclamation Facility, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas is ironically located in the middle of the Southern Nevada desert, just east of Death Valley National Park. With so much infrastructure in such an environment, it’s imperative to the success of the city that they reclaim as much water as possible. This explains why the City of Henderson wastewater evaporation site is the third-largest body of water in the southern Nevada area.
Scientists working on the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program have been making repeated observations of the hydrography, chemistry and biology of the water column at a station north of Oahu, Hawaii since October 1988. HOT is based out of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii and receives funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The objective of HOT research is to provide a comprehensive description of the ocean at a site representative of the North Pacific subtropical gyre