David Quanrud

Associate Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

David Quanrud’s research encompasses the fields of water reclamation and water conservation. Current projects focus on the presence and fate of emerging contaminants, including endocrine disrupting compounds, in wastewater and biosolids during treatment in engineered systems (conventional and advanced wastewater treatment) and in natural systems (constructed wetlands, soil aquifer treatment). A water conservation study of “smart” irrigation control technology is ongoing at municipal parks in Pima County.


  • BS, 1985, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • MS, 1995, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • PhD, 2000, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ