Water research from source to tap. Literally.

Whether for industry or society, we strive to:

Advance fundamental water science, innovate emerging treatment technology,
and lead the development of policy.

  1. Dec. 12, 2018Technology uses artificial intelligence to detect cyanobacteria and protect water supplies
    WaterResearch publication

    Original article from the Water Institute's WaterResearch publication


    Accurate monitoring of cyanobacteria is important for watershed management, potable water production, recreational water use and water re-use. Cost effective, fast and reliable cyanobacterial cell identification and enumeration methods are thus much-needed, essential components of water quality monitoring programs.

  2. Oct. 4, 2018How Wildfires Are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies
    wildfire

    As wildfires become more frequent and destructive in a warming world, they are increasingly leaving in their wake debris and toxic runoff that are polluting rivers and fouling water supplies. Some municipalities are having to upgrade their water treatment methods to counter the new danger.

    By Ed Struzik, author of Fire Storm

  3. Sep. 7, 2018Long-term effects of forest fires pose threats to drinking water
    Monica Emelko

    Forest fires are sweeping North America with detrimental environmental, economic and human impacts.

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