National Science Foundation Announces National Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Facilities

During the White House’s Water Summit on World Water Day, the National Science Foundation made several announcements about projects they’re developing to help support water innovation.

Two workshops are planned on new water technologies and systems to give new meaning to the word “wastewater.”

Wastewater treatment plants are not only vital to the protection of human health and the environment, but also present opportunities to recover energy and other valuable resources — creating a world-class water infrastructure while reducing the costs to run it. Recognizing this, NSF, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with the Water Environment Research Foundation, are developing a National Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Facility network and directory to connect researchers, new technology providers and other innovators in the water-resource recovery industry with test facilities appropriate for their needs.

The NSF is also developing test centers for nano technology and its application in the water sector.

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