Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WE&RF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2018 Web Seminars

November: Retrofit and Management of Metallic Pipe with Cathodic Protection
Thursday, November 15, 2018   3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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This webcast will share findings from the project, Retrofit and Management of Metallic Pipe with Cathodic Protection which investigated the technical and economic considerations of cathodic protection (CP) retrofits. It analyzed the value of existing CP systems and studied related troubleshooting and management techniques currently utilized by water utilities. The project team gathered application data and information from utilities in the United States and Canada through workshops, interviews, and surveys. Case studies demonstrate the economic value of CP, and cover retrofit alternatives for pipes of various lengths and diameters. The project includes a utility-focused design manual, which outlines standard specifications, drawings, and a financial template/methodology to help utilities measure the financial benefit of an anode retrofit program.


Graham Bell, Ph.D., PE, HDR
Mersedeh Akhoondan, Ph.D., PE, HDR

December: Water Safety Plans, Management Systems, and Guidelines
Tuesday, December 4, 2018   3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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More information will be available soon. This is the third in a series of three webcasts that will to provide valuable practical information on Legionella technology and management in building water systems. In cooperation with NSF International, this series was derived from the conference Managing Legionella in Building Water Systems, held May 9-11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Topics for the first and second webcasts in the series included:
Understanding Analytical and Monitoring Methods for Legionella in Building Water Systems (held September 18, 2018).
Management Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Legionella (held October 25, 2018)
December: Treatment Intensification for Resource Recovery: Advances in Granules and Membrane Bioreactor Technologies
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WRF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WRF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you will need to register through WEF
In June 2015, legacy Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF, now the Water Research Foundation) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for their complementary interests in the pursuit and continuing support of basic research and advancement of new technologies to efficiently recover valuable resources from wastewater and stormwater. The MOU helps to better link fundamental research (e.g., funded by NSF) with applied research (e.g., funded by WRF and LIFT). As a result of this MOU, three projects were funded: 1) Bioaugmentation of Activated Sludge with High Activity Nitrifying Granules/Flocs; 2) Oxygenic Photogranule Process for Energy Positive Wastewater Treatment; and 3) Biofilm-Enhanced Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Low Temperature Domestic Wastewater Treatment. This webinar will provide an update on the three projects as they enter into their final year of research. 
Karl Rockne, National Science Foundation
H. David Stensel, University of Washington
Mari Winkler, University of Washington
Chul Park, University of Massachusetts
Steven J. Skerlos, University of Michigan
Christine Radke, Water Research Foundation

Additional web seminars are currently being planned. Please check back for updates.

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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LIFT Web Seminars

LIFT 2018 Technology Webinar Series

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 
Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (* to 1:15 PM ET)



October 16 Nutrient Recovery*

Saltworks- Ammonia Splitter; Renewable Nutrients- QuickWash; PRD Tech- Nutrient Recovery

November 6 Early-Stage
New Limits Technology: Bow Reactor; Mango Materials: Biogas into Biodegradable Plastics; T2C Energy-Biogas Triforming GTL; Purafide: Plasma Water Reactor + more


  • Presentations are open to all subscribers of the newly merged Water Research Foundation. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, or to see past presentation please visit http://liftlink.werf.org 
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org

Asset Management Web Seminars

Find out more about the various components of SIMPLE with these four web seminars.

Web Seminar Archive

Visit the web seminar archive to access descriptions and recordings of past WE&RF seminars.

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health
Water Use in the Multi-Family Housing Sector