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National Water Research Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit that collaborates with water utilities, regulators, and researchers in innovative ways to help develop new, healthy sources of drinking water.


We assemble teams of scientific and technical experts that provide credible independent review of water projects, develop recommendations that support investment in water infrastructure and public health, and enable water resource management decisions grounded in science and best practices.


We fund fellowships to support the water scientists of tomorrow, and we award the Clarke Prize, one of the world’s leading water-industry prizes, to water scientists, researchers, and policy experts that are making a difference today.

NWRI Panels

In spite of the surge in Covid-19 cases, NWRI continues to be busy with Independent Advisory Panel meetings. At the end of October, an Independent Advisory Panel met to review the Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System. And on December 9, we convened a Science Advisory Panel to review preliminary baseline testing data for Metropolitan Water District’s Regional Recycled Water Program.

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In 2021, we will meet with new clients Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the City of Roseville, California. We’ll also be meeting with longtime clients from Los Angeles and Santee, California.