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About NWRI


A 501c3 non-profit, the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) of Fountain Valley, California, sponsors projects and programs focused on ensuring safe, reliable sources of water now and for future generations.

Our interests include:

To leverage funding, NWRI arranges strategic partnerships with leading organizations in the water and wastewater industries. Support from private foundations is also used to fund compelling research and education initiatives.

Since our founding in 1991, we have collaborated with over 100 partners around the world to fund efforts in water research, education, and outreach.

Major activities include:

The goal of our efforts is to benefit communities across the nation in the following ways: