Research Area: Water Reuse

Our Objective

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


Latest News

The Water Research Foundation Receives $4.5 Million Grant from State Water Board for Recycled Water Use and Reuse
WRF has initiated research on future and innovative recycled water uses other than irrigation, including highly refined drinking water, under two grants totaling $4.5 million recently awarded by the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).
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.

Products & Tools

Curriculum and Content for Potable Reuse Operator Training (Reuse-15-05)
This project features eight Powerpoint training modules that include information essential to the understanding of the unit treatment processes and other issues that are paramount to the safe operation of a potable reuse facility.
Multipurpose Reuse of Reclaimed Water at an Electric Utility and for Wetlands Rehydration in Florida (Reuse-15-12)
This research investigates the application of treated municipal wastewater for reuse applications in the power sector, specifically for cooling water and boiler application, and the potential for wetland rehydration purposes.
Demonstrating Redundancy and Monitoring to Achieve Reliable Potable Reuse (Reuse-14-12)
This report presents the results of a reliability analysis and challenge tests, and shows how a combination of redundancy, robustness, and resilience can ensure that direct potable reuse is protective of human health.
Multi-Mode Filtration System for Wastewater Recovery and Desalination (U5R15)
The goal of this project was to build and test a multi-mode water filter that uses electronic, magnetic, and membrane filtering as opposed to conventional filters.
From Collection Systems to Tap: Resilience of Treatment Processes for Direct Potable Reuse (Reuse-14-13)
This project established resilience guidelines for DPR process trains from wastewater source through wastewater treatment and advanced water treatment.