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

Call for Abstracts: 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium
The WateReuse Association invites abstract submissions for the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 8-11, 2019 in San Diego, California.
WRF Releases RFPs for Seven Potable Reuse Projects
WRF announces that Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available for seven new research projects funded under the Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. These RFPs are funded through WRF and the California State Water Resources Control Board.
WRF Seeks Additional Proposals for Water Reuse Research
In August, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released five RFPs for potable reuse research. WRF is requesting proposals for two more research projects for integrated water management strategies in water reuse.
WRF Seeks Proposals for Water Reuse Research Focused on Microbial and Process Performance
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is requesting proposals for four research projects in the area of microbial and process performance.
WRF Releases Request for Proposal to Investigate Impact of Industrial Contaminants on Water Quality
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is currently funding research through a grant from the State Water Resource Control Board in California to understand water quality after advanced water treatment and how these contaminants can be mitigated.

Products & Tools

Methods for Integrity Testing and Online Monitoring of NF and RO Membranes (Reuse-12-07/4757)
This research evaluates scientifically proven methods for integrity monitoring of RO membranes to provide a better understanding of the performance of these methods for widespread application in the industry.
Predicting Reverse Osmosis Removal of Unique Organics (Reuse-14-19/4769)
This research provides insight into the removal of individual organics for potable reuse applications using reverse osmosis and includes an Excel-based Tool to calculate the mass transfer coefficients of organics.
Carlsbad Desalinated Seawater Integration Study (Desal-15-06/4773)
This comprehensive full-scale study examines the impact of integrating seawater desalinated via reverse osmosis (SWRO) water into existing regional supplies of disparate quality.
Agricultural Use of Recycled Water: Impediments and Incentives (Reuse-15-08/4775)
This research employed multiple methods to evaluate the impediments and incentives impacting the use of recycled water in agriculture, and how their relevance differed among different stakeholder groups.
White Paper on Water Reuse in Hydraulic Fracturing (Reuse-14-05/4927)
The objective of this research study was to identify and assess the prospects of recycling or beneficial reuse of unconventional oil and gas (O&G) wastewater through review of existing studies.