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With historic droughts and growing demand, water reuse is making headlines as a viable, reliable, safe and locally controlled supply of water for communities across the nation. Stay connected with the latest news on projects and policy related to water reuse.

WRRF and WERF Announce Plans to Merge

The Boards of Directors of the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) have agreed to take the steps necessary to merge and integrate. Learn More.

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Foundations Join Forces to Advance the Concept of One Water

The WateReuse Research Foundation and the Water Environment Research Foundation have announced the merger of their organizations, effective immediately. The new not-for-profit powerhouse, called the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), brings together a rich portfolio of research in water, wastewater, and stormwater, valued at...

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New Economic Benefits Analysis of SRFs Reveals Billions in Return on Federal Investment

A new economic benefits analysis of the impacts of increased funding for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), released today by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the WateReuse Association, has revealed that a requested $34.7 billion of federal SRF spending...

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WRDA Bill Passes Senate Committee with Key Water Reuse Provisions

The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), new legislation that provides critical investment in water infrastructure and includes support for water reuse, was introduced in the Senate on April 26 and passed by the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on April 28. The...

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Water Sector Groups Launch Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

On the eve of Earth Day 2016, a partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and WateReuse—with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) —proudly announce a new...

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California Assembly Introduces New Report, Legislation to Bolster Water Recycling

California Assemblyman Rich Gordon recently introduced one bill to promote potable recycled water and another to encourage stormwater capture in response to the findings of the new report, New Sources for California’s Water Supply, produced by the Assembly Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative...

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WEF, WateReuse Encourage Federal Role in Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Funding

Rudolph Chow, Director of the Baltimore Department of Public Works, testified today on behalf of his agency, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the WateReuse Association at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, “The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable.”...

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Alternative Water Supply Development Highlighted at White House Water Summit

The White House Water Summit is intended to raise awareness of the national importance of water. Research that accelerates innovation in water reuse, improves water reuse in the Potomac watershed, recovers resources from wastewater, and improves water services resiliency are all featured in the March...

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WateReuse California Awards Honor Innovation in Water Recycling

In the midst of an historic drought, Californians have taken an innovative approach to expanding the use of recycled water across the state. Utilities, businesses, and people that are making a significant impact in advancing the creative use of recycled water were honored by WateReuse...

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Water Sector Urges Congress to Increase Funding for SRF Programs

WateReuse joined nine other water and municipal sector organizations on March 8 in sending letters to House and Senate leaders urging strong funding support for the U.S. EPA’s Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs). The SRF programs are federal-state partnerships that provide...

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