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Investing in Your Future

The Water Quality Research Foundation is excited to embark on an unprecedented fundraising effort to unify the water quality industry’s corporate visionaries and thought leaders. Taking action through this campaign to fund research will elevate the value of our organization and further solidify WQRF as a leading resource for water quality professionals and the consumers we serve.


In order to achieve this vision, we are challenging all stakeholders of WQA members, WQRF constituents and the industry at large to make an investment, payable over five years, in your future. A fundraising goal of $2,500,000 over five years has been established to take our research efforts to the next level. Throughout the Campaign, we encourage you to consider what the organization and industry mean to you and make the most meaningful investment possible.


Supporting Research and the Future of Our Industry 


This is an exciting time for the Water Quality Research Foundation, and we are pleased to share it with you. As we look to the future of our organization, we are focused on strengthening relations with the water quality industry through an enhanced program of providing more timely and effective support for research projects that will directly impact WQA members as well as the industry and public at large. Through our efforts to establish an ongoing and expanded dialogue between WQA and WQRF stakeholders to promote meaningful education and research to the industry and the consuming public, identification of key research projects is top of mind. 


Based on input during a comprehensive study conducted earlier in 2014, approximately 300 industry leaders and WQA members provided feedback to identify initial “areas of interest” for research. Since then, additional input has been collected from campaign partners, WQA staff, academics and researchers in order to further enhance the list of potential research projects. Currently, the key categories of interest include:


1. Final Barrier Treatment

Investigate point of use and whole house devices as a means for sustainable treatment to create more opportunities for industry professionals to provide better quality water to more people. 



2. Regulatory Affairs

Conduct research to support efforts to defeat ill-conceived codes and rules or promote technologies in highly regulated areas.


3. Emerging Contaminants

Research to aid or support implementation of technologies to provide cost effective options for emerging contaminants. 


4. International Affairs

 Provide independent research support for international growth and efforts of the water treatment industry. 


5. Consumer Awareness

Increase consumer awareness of water treatment through educational and extension work, demonstrations, shows, symposia, expositions, publications and surveys. 


6. Sustainability

Investigate ways to sustain the industry, help protect the environment and aid adoption of sustainable treatment options including reuse, reclamation and other technologies for agencies or localities. 


For more information about the potential projects, click here.


By investing in the Campaign, you are helping to enhance the research efforts of WQRF. In addition, insight from our partners will be valuable in shaping the WQRF research agenda for the benefit of all stakeholders of the water quality industry.


How to Make a Commitment

For additional information or to make a pledge to the Investing In Your Future Campaign, contact the WQRF Campaign Director Tyler Eble at We will schedule a time that is convenient for you to discuss how to best structure a mutually beneficial partnership.