Moving Water Innovation into Practice

Innovation at WRF

Our Innovation Program is a multi-pronged initiative to help bring new water technology to the field quickly and efficiently. The program provides a seamless pipeline for research outcomes to culminate in the implementation of innovative processes and technologies.

Fostering new water technology, globally

We bring together the best scientific minds and industry specialists to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies. With us, you get access to the following benefits.


Pilot Projects

Facility and industry end users share the cost of conducting demonstrations to accelerate adoption of new technologies.


People and Policy

Benchmarking 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.


Utility Peer Network

Provides mechanism for technology and research and development managers to share experiences and collaborate on innovation.

Participate in our digital collaboration platform designed to accelerate the uptake and deployment of innovation in the water sector by exploring the platform, acting as a technology reviewer, or submitting a technology.

Get to Know Our Team

Get to know our and contact our expert team of innovation program managers.

Recent Updates

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