Directory Could Accelerate Water Resource Recovery Innovation

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A new National Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Facility Directory is now available from the Water Environment Research Foundation. The directory helps water technology providers and innovators identify and connect to pilot their technology. The directory is one element of the broader National Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Network being developed as a result of recommendations from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Science Foundation in 2015, the Intensification of Resource Recovery Forum hosted by the Water Environment Federation and The Water Environment Research Foundation, and a committee of volunteers. 

Facilities that apply to the directory are self-categorized, based upon their capabilities:

  • Level 1: A university or research lab that can assist with bench-scale work but is not dedicated to piloting new technologies (five facilities)
  • Level 2: A water resources recovery facility that is interested in innovation and willing to host a project, but does not have a dedicated test facility (16 facilities)
  • Level 3: A water resource recovery facility or research lab with a dedicated physical space available for piloting innovative water technology (nine facilities)
  • Level 4: A staffed facility dedicated solely to R&D/piloting of new technologies (can be housed at a functioning WRRF) (11 facilities)

Facilities interested in being included in the network and directory should complete and submit this form, which collects information about the test bed and its capabilities. For more information, please contact Dr. Aaron Fisher at

About WERF
The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.


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