Use the Science
WateReuse is recognized as the global leader in producing groundbreaking and applied scientific research into the safe, economical and efficient expansion of water reuse. Since 2001, the Research Foundation has invested nearly $60 million, including $30 million in matching funds and in-kind services, to conduct nearly 200 research projects, including 49 active projects.
Research covers a wide range of topics, including water quality, treatment technologies, operational efficiency, policy, planning and public perception.
The Research Advisory Committee, comprised of scientists and industry leaders, develops a robust and relevant annual research agenda which is ultimately approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the committee includes individuals from water and wastewater utilities, engineering and consulting firms, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, industry, and federal and state regulatory agencies.
Each research project is guided by a Project Advisory Committee, which provides expert peer review and technical oversight from conception to publication of the results and products of the project.
California Direct Potable Reuse Initiative
In 2012, WateReuse and WateReuse California launched a strategic initiative to support the development of statewide criteria for direct potable reuse. For more information, visit Strategic Initiatives.