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.
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.
Work continued on Task 1 Collect and Analyze Utility Billing Data and Meter Sizing Methods.
Data collection is 95% complete and the focus of recent work has been on summary and analysis. Interesting and
potentially significant findings have emerged.
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 goals for this reporting period were to provide continuing support for all five utilities as they begin implementing their ergonomic solutions and to commence regular check-in sessions with representatives from all five utilities.
The research team continued to provide support and advice to all 5 participating utilities on sourcing and implementing solutions for the project tasks.
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.
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.
Advances in Water Research
This issue features articles on recycled water use for agricultural irrigation, battery energy storage systems, and more!