Water Research Foundation approves focus area projects

Feb. 17, 2017
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DENVER, CO, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 -- The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, has approved 11 new projects to be funded in 2017 under the Focus Area Program. The Focus Area Program identifies important water industry issues and helps to resolve them with credible information from targeted, multi-year research.

Water Research Foundation subscribers are encouraged to participate by volunteering to serve as a test facility, provide water samples, respond to surveys, loan equipment, or share staff expertise on particular research projects. Participating utilities gain firsthand information about the study and benefit from working with researchers and others in the water community. Interested organizations must complete the online UPIR volunteer application form by March 10, 2017.

Additionally, subject matter experts are urged to volunteer to serve on Project Advisory Committees (PAC) that will oversee each funded project. The 2017 application deadline to serve on a PAC is March 8. Interested volunteers should complete the online PAC volunteer application form.

Requests for proposals for these projects will be available on March 15, 2017 at www.waterrf.org.

Focus Area Projects that received funding for 2017 range in scope from lead and copper to non-regulated DBPs, and others.

About the Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF plans, manages, and delivers scientifically sound research solutions on the most critical challenges facing the water community in the areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse. Over the last 50 years, WRF has sponsored nearly 1,500 research projects valued at $500 million, and serves more than 1,000 subscribing organizations. For more information, go to www.WaterRF.org.