Sustainable Integrated Water Management: Our Approach
WERF will conduct the technical, social and economic research needed to support next generation, sustainable systems and facilitate a “One Water Management” approach that takes a holistic, systems view of wastewater, drinking water and stormwater infrastructure, as well as other infrastructure such as transportation, energy, parks. WERF recognizes that the obstacles to “One Water Management” are more than technical and science problems. Implementation involves policy, communication, and cooperation. Thus, WERF will support the development of network of leaders such that the research can help inform policy and good decision-making, drive implementation of technical innovations, and create momentum toward attaining “One Water Management” principles.