Knowledge Area: Water Reuse

Our Objective

WERF will collaboratively investigate and assess procedures to facilitate the sustainable and cost-effective use of reclaimed water.

Latest News

Preceedings from WEFTEC 2012 Presentations Now Available
Preceedings from selected WERF presentations held at WEFTEC 2012 are now available to WERF subscribers. Please note that you must be logged-in in order to access the presentations.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, Round 3 Begins
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team is working with partners to develop sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone. The third round of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation.
WERF Recognizes San Antonio Water System for Achieving a Clean Water Trifecta
WERF recognized San Antonio Water System with its Award for Excellence in Innovation for achieving its goal to recycle and use all treatment process residuals. San Antonio’s motivation to achieve that goal grew from their conviction that wastewater treatment process residuals are valuable resources to be beneficially used, not waste products for disposal.
RFP to be Released: Sustainable Integrated Water Management
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support the Sustainable Integrated Water Management (SIWM) program.
NAS Report Finds Water Reuse Could Increase U.S. Water Supply
A new National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, "Water Reuse: Potential for Expanding the Nation's Water Supply through Reuse of Municipal Water", concludes that expanding the reuse and reclamation of municipal wastewater could significantly increase the nation’s total available water resources.

Products & Tools

Pilot Testing of Membrane Zero Liquid Discharge for Drinking Water Systems (WERF5T10)
This project pilot tested concentrate minimization and zero liquid discharge technologies suitable for use in Colorado.
Attenuation of PPCPs through Golf Courses Using Recycled Water (WERF1C08)
This research project investigated the fate and transport of pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals (PPCPs) in turfgrass/soil systems irrigated with recycled water.
Removal of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Water Reclamation Systems
Order this full WERF report (project no. 01-HHE-20T).
Beneficial & Nontraditional Uses of Concentrate
Order this full WERF report to review and evaluate the full range and feasibility of potential beneficial and nontraditional uses of concentrate, a byproduct of desalination of brackish and seawater.