The Water Environment Research Foundation, formed in 1989, is America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. For more than 20 years we have produced hundreds of research reports, valued at more than $100 million.
We are a nonprofit organization that operates with funding from subscribers and the federal government. Our subscribers include wastewater treatment plants, stormwater utilities, and regulatory agencies. Industry, equipment companies, engineers and environmental consultants also lend their support and expertise as subscribers. WERF takes a progressive approach to research, stressing collaboration among teams of subscribers, environmental professionals, scientists, and staff. All research is peer reviewed by leading experts.
What makes WERF research stand out within the water quality community? In a word: results.
The wastewater and stormwater industry spends a fraction of what other industries spend on research and development. WERF is the only organization in the United States that focuses specifically on producing the peer-reviewed science necessary to face the challenges that will define the future of water quality. As a WERF subscriber, you will play a key role in addressing these challenges and have access to many other benefits.