WRF Annual Report

WRF's annual report contains essential information about the Foundation's research, programs, and finances. It provides an overview of our research progress and recent breakthroughs, as well as the future of WRF research.


A Message from WRF's Leaders

Kevin L. Shafer
WRF Board Co-Chair

Charles Murray
WRF Board Co-Chair

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF) officially integrated on January 1, 2018. The key mission of the new organization is almost exactly the same as it was when WE&RF and WRF were separate: turning science into solutions.

Science is defined as the “state of knowing” and “a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws.” The key words in these definitions are knowledge and truth. As a research organization, these are the things we are seeking in the service of our subscribers and the water sector.

Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to ensure we have a plentiful and safe supply of water. Research will provide the solutions to today’s challenges, but the scientific method can be long, painstaking, and full of dead ends.

By bringing together the leading research organizations in the areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse, our subscribers and the water sector have empowered the newly integrated organization, The Water Research Foundation, to be the leader in One Water science. We now have an even greater ability to bring together the key issues in the water sector and attack the problems holistically, keeping an eye on all points in the water cycle.