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Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Initiating 14 New Research Projects

October 4, 2017 (Alexandria, VA) - The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) Board of Directors recently approved $1.2 million in funding for 14 new research projects. The planned research, which was recommended by WE&RF’s Research Advisory Council, will significantly advance WE&RF’s research agenda addressing high priority research topics on stormwater, wastewater, and water reuse, including advancing utilities of the future, integrated water approaches, and intelligent water systems.

The Council, which is comprised of highly respected researchers and experts, recommended the 14 new projects based on their readiness and significance to the water community. The list of projects is provided on WE&RF’s website. “Each of these projects represents important WE&RF research that will advance the water community,” said Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D. of Trussell Technologies and WE&RF RAC Chair.

Due to WE&RF’s ability to leverage funding through partnerships and in-kind contributions, this new phase of research will provide two to three million dollars of research for WE&RF’s research portfolio. “Based on the need for these research topics, these projects will generate large interest in the water sector and the water research community,” said WE&RF Chief Research Officer, Jeffrey Mosher. The research projects will address advancing integrated water management planning, stormwater management, data analytics, resource recovery, nutrient removal, and potable water reuse.

WE&RF anticipates releasing requests for proposals for these projects between November 2017 and January 2018. Visit www.werf.org for updates.
 
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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, funds research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of water, including wastewater, stormwater, and other water sources. WE&RF is recognized worldwide as a trusted source of innovation and peer-reviewed research in wastewater, water reuse, and resource recovery. www.werf.org