The WEF Research and Innovation Committee will support the execution of WEF's programs for academics and other researchers and WEF's efforts to foster collaboration between and to meet the needs of these professionals.

Specifically the committee will:

  • Improve communication between researchers working in academic and other research settings and coordinate input to WEF's efforts to understand and address priorities such as knowledge development and transfer, research funding, and so forth.
  • Support and foster the participation of members from the academic and research communities in WEF's critical objective of driving innovation.
  • Lead and support efforts to increase the participation of academics and other researchers in WEF programs.
  • Provide leadership for and coordination of WEF's research-related conferences, including proposing events and meetings.


Committee Membership Application


Water Environment Research (WER) will be releasing a special issue in 2019 on University-Utility Partnerships (UUPs) and the important research that results from these collaborations. We are actively soliciting manuscripts for research conducted between a university and a utility, which is defined as a water, wastewater, or stormwater utility or municipality. This is a great opportunity for researchers to submit their work. The deadline to submit manuscripts for this special issue is March 31, 2019. For more information, please download the information flyer here.



Josh Boltz, 2019 - 2021
Email:  [email protected] 


Kara Nelson, 2019 - 2021
Email:  [email protected] 

Staff Manager

Patrick Dube
Tel: 703-684-2418
Email:  [email protected]