Through the Water Research Initiative (WRI), scientists and engineers are developing new membrane technologies, new catalytic processes for eliminating organic chemicals, anti-fouling surfaces to enhance the lifetime of water treatment equipment, novel methods to monitor underground water movement and innovative smart grids for urban water management.

The Water Research Initiative (WRI) is guided by three major themes - Catalysis, Separations, and Hydrological Connectivity - each of which is comprised of multiple collaborative projects.