The Annacis Research Centre was designed and developed to host leading edge research and technology trials related to managing and treating wastewater, recovering energy from waste and mitigating environmental impact in new and innovative ways. Situated on the site of the Annacis Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Centre provides a unique opportunity to access in-plant wastewater streams for conducting cross-disciplinary research, the application of Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR), and for testing, piloting and demonstrating new technologies and processes. The top quality lab facilities are available for use by academics, public entities and commercial interests.
In addition to housing innovative research, education and training initiatives that would benefit from the proximity to the WWTP and/or the labs on site, can be arranged. The design and operation of the facility reflects Metro Vancouver’s commitment to sustainability and providing a space conducive for interaction and dialogue. The AWC contains multi-purpose meeting rooms, a large assembly hall, and a classroom that can be used for education, professional conferences and workshops, and other events.