Topics of Focus
Innovation and Technology
The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) is a multi-pronged initiative undertaken by The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation to help bring new water technology to the field quickly and efficiently.
Facility and industry end users share the cost of conducting demonstrations to accelerate adoption of new technologies.
People and Policy
Bench-marking how individual utilities accomplish the identification of resources and policies needed to implement effective research and development.
In-depth training, education, and outreach designed to promote innovation.
Informal Forum for R&D
Managers and individuals responsible for technology identification and deployment share experiences, activities, and interests.
During this project period, the research team conducted two literature surveys, selected detection techniques for evaluation, initiated sample volume and collection optimization studies, and developed a request for water quality data for use in monitoring location selection studies.
As part of project 4941, MOEA Application Guidance for Utility Planning, a kick-off meeting and introductory webcasts were held, and a draft literature review was developed.
Data assessment studies are now underway and are providing interesting preliminary outputs. It is anticipated that research products will begin to emerge in the next reporting cycle.
Field studies are being conducted or have been completed at 10 public water systems in the United States and Canada.
Determine baseline occurrence of Legionella throughout the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) water distribution system.
The overall objective of this project was to develop, improve, and apply sensitive and robust analytical methods to characterize the occurrence of enteric (Group F) human adenoviruses (ads) in water.
A comprehensive literature review was conducted in order to identify new technologies capable of discriminating the buried metals, a vendor investigation has been completed, and more.
The objectives of this project are to evaluate technologies and to develop a prototype capable of identifying service line materials.
The goal of this research is to develop case studies on strategies and tools for applying risk management principles and innovative technologies to effectively manage deteriorating water system infrastructure.
Data management plays a vital role in managing energy use and cost in the water and wastewater industries.
Throughout the year, WRF hosts and participates in events that focus on critical water quality issues. From web seminars to research workshops, these events provide opportunities for you to learn about new research from water quality experts and to share ideas and connect with other industry professionals.
The Science of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Congressional Briefing
Opportunities and Barriers to Implementing DER/Renewables at Water Utilities
Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition
One Water Summit
Advances in Water Research
This issue features articles on managing nutrient pollution, cyanotoxins, hydrothermal processing, and more!