DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, is pleased to announce that December 5, 2016 was proclaimed Water Research Foundation Day by Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper. Originally based in New York, WRF has been a member of the Colorado business community since 1974.
First envisioned in 1955, WRF was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966. In 1968, the first research project was funded by the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration (FWPCA). In 1986, the subscription program for water utilities began, an innovation that has allowed WRF to become the industry leader in water research.
Over the past 50 years, WRF has provided its subscribers with the highest level of research and tools to solve the most complex challenges of the water community. Today, WRF subscribers include over 1,000 water and wastewater utilities located throughout the world, as well as consulting firms and manufacturing companies. Additionally, 31 water and wastewater utility subscribers are based in Colorado.
“The Water Research Foundation is honored to receive this proclamation by the state of Colorado,” said Rob Renner, CEO of WRF. “By working with the water community in Colorado, the United States, and throughout the world, we’re able to leverage our knowledge and resources to the benefit of public health and the environment.”
About the Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF plans, manages, and delivers scientifically sound research solutions on the most critical challenges facing the water community in the areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse. Over the last 50 years, WRF has sponsored nearly 1,500 research projects valued at $500 million, and serves more than 1,000 subscribing organizations. For more information, go to www.WaterRF.org.