Research Area: Water Reuse

Our Objective

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


Latest News

WRF Awards Research Contract to Examine Self-Healing Membranes for Water Reuse
The Water Research Foundation recently awarded a contract to Yale University to begin research on a project entitled Self-Healing Hydrogel-Composite Membranes: From Proof of Concept to Water Reuse Application (WRF-17-25).
Request for Proposals for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Project
The Water Research Foundation is seeking proposals for research entitled Development of a Design, Operations, and Regulations Guidance Manual and Training Materials for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems (#4909).
Research Contracts Awarded for Water Reuse Projects by The Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation recently awarded contracts for three water reuse projects: Evaluating Economic and Environmental Benefits of Water Reuse for Agriculture (Reuse-16-06), FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule: Opportunities and Impacts on Potential Water Reuse for Agricultural Irrigation (Reuse-16-07), and Demonstrating Real-Time Collection System Monitoring as Part of Enhanced Source Control for Potable Reuse (WRF-17-30).
Keynote Speakers Announced for the 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference
The Water Research Foundation has announced the keynote speakers at the 2018 Research Conference on advancing reuse and integrated water.
The Water Research Foundation Issues RFPs on Ozone/BAF Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Performance in Potable Reuse Applications
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for two new projects funded with backing from WRF’s Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative.

Products & Tools

Comprehensive Analysis of Alternative Water Supply Projects Compared to Direct Potable Reuse and Water Supply Evaluation Tool (WaterSET) (Reuse-14-03)
This project provides utilities a means to determine if, and by how much, different weighting factors may impact the ranking of a specific water supply option or treatment approach.
Development of a Risk Management Strategy for Legionella in Reclaimed Water Systems (Reuse-12-05)
This study examined how frequently Legionella occur in reclaimed water systems and what impacts reclaimed water storage and distribution systems afford for Legionella regrowth or persistence.
Occurrence, Proliferation, and Persistence of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance during Wastewater Treatment (WERF1C15)
This project provides an overview of the state of the science of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in wastewater.
Developing Tools for Surface Water Nutrient Loading Attributable to Reclaimed Water (Reuse-13-11)
Project sought to identify a marker unique to municipal reuse water and to investigate additional markers indicative of nutrient attenuation during reclaimed water transport in the environment.
Use of Heated Metal Oxide Particles as Adsorbents for Membrane Fouling Reduction in Water Reuse and Desalination Applications (Reuse-14-09)
Research examines heated metal oxide particles (HMOPs), which include heated aluminum oxide particles (HAOPs) and heated iron oxide particles (HIOPs), both of which part of this relatively new class of adsorbents.