May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5


WERF award offers $100,000 for innovative water quality research (1)

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), through the Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research, is offering $100,000 to encourage researchers working in wastewater, water reuse, biosolids, stormwater, watersheds and other areas to pursue groundbreaking research.

As one of the largest awards in the water quality industry, the Paul L. Busch Award has provided $1 million in research funding over the past decade to some of today’s most talented young researchers. The award is granted to an individual or team. Utilities, universities, environmental firms and others conducting water quality research or engineering work are encouraged to apply. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.

Interested individuals or teams must submit their application to WERF by June 1, 2011. More information on the Paul L. Busch Award, including the application process, is online at

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