The Water Environment Research Foundation, formed in 1989, is
America’s leading independent scientific research organization
dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. For more than 20 years we
have produced hundreds of research reports, valued at more than $100 million.
We are a nonprofit organization that operates with funding from subscribers and the federal government. Our subscribers include wastewater treatment plants, stormwater utilities, and regulatory agencies. Industry, equipment companies, engineers and environmental consultants also lend their support and expertise as subscribers. WERF takes a progressive approach to research, stressing collaboration among teams of subscribers, environmental professionals, scientists, and staff. All research is peer reviewed by leading experts.
What makes WERF research stand out within the water quality community?
In a word: results.
- Results that provide value to our subscribers
- Results that transmit reliable information as quickly as
possible – without cutting scientific corners
- Results that spur the next generation of science and