The Water Research Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in water research that is dedicated to advancing the science of water by sponsoring cutting-edge research and promoting collaboration. Our research provides industry insights and practical solutions to the most complex challenges facing the water community today and into the future.

The challenges to sustaining a clean, reliable, and affordable water supply are substantial and increasing rapidly in the face of burgeoning population growth, frequent and long-lasting droughts, aging treatment and distribution systems, and significant fiscal uncertainties. By sponsoring cutting-edge research and promoting collaboration, the Water Research Foundation helps our subscribers with practical solutions and long-range planning to meet those challenges.

WRF works with a variety of professional partners to identify, prioritize, fund, manage, and communication scientifically sound research across the globe. Since 1966, we have managed more than 1,000 high-impact research studies valued at more than $500 million. WRF is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that carefully invests research dollars from more than 950 subscribing organizations in the U.S. and abroad to tackle an array of issues related to water.