"HDR Water Research Foundation (WRF) Studies"

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HDR Water Research Foundation (WRF) Studies

We are currently leading research projects regarding high quality water and infrastructure reliability for the Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing technology and guidance documents for the water utility industry. Our experts, working in partnership with Water Research Foundation-member utilities and universities, carefully examine new approaches to water characterization, treatment, and distribution, developing a knowledge base to help you make important decisions regarding the safety and future of your water systems.

For instance, when you need answers on how to achieve optimal corrosion control in your distribution system or how to apply emerging technology for arsenic and manganese removal, we have firsthand experience from the frontlines of research to help you choose the right approach and technology. Below is a list of current and past Water Research Foundation projects completed by us. You may purchase a copy of any published report by following the link to Water Research Foundation's website via the Project Number listed below.

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF )
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Retrofit and Management of Metallic Pipe with Cathodic Protection
Project Number:  4618
Contractor:  HDR|Schiff
Year Funded:  2015

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Optimizing Biofiltration for Various Source Water Quality 
Project Number:  4555
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2014

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Sources, Chemistry, Fate, and Transport of Chromium in Drinking Water Treatment Plants and Distribution Systems  
Project Number:  4497
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2013

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Full-Scale Demonstration of Engineered Biofiltration and Development of a Biofiltration Performance-Tracking Tool 
Project Number:  4525
Contractor:  Carollo Engineers/HDR 
Year Funded:  2013

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Converting Conventional Filters to Biofilters 
Project Number:   4496
Contractor:  Carollo Engineers/HDR 
Year Funded:  2013

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Leveraging Data from Non-Destructive Examinations to Help Select Ferrous Water Mains for Renewal
Project Number:   4471
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Development of a Biofiltration Knowledge Base 
Project Number:   4459
Contractor:  Carollo Engineers/HDR 
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Optimizing Filter Conditions for Improved Manganese Control During Conversion to Biofiltration  
Project Number:   4448
Contractor:  Carollo Engineers/HDR 
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Development of an Effective Asbestos Cement Distribution Pipe Management Strategy for Utilities 
Project Number: 4480
Contractor:  HDR|Schiff
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Sources, Fate, and Treatment of Hexavalent Chromium 
Project Number: 4449
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  The Assess-and-Fix Approach: Using Non-Destructive Evaluations to Help Select Pipe Renewal Methods 
Project Number: Download or Order 4473
Contractor:  HDR|Schiff
Year Funded:  2012

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Answers to Challenging Infrastructure Management Questions
Project Number: Download or Order 4367
Contractor:  HDR|Schiff
Year Funded: 2011

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Guidance for the Treatment of Manganese
Project Number: Download or Order 4373
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2011 

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Acoustic Signal Processing for Pipe Condition Assessment
Project Number:  Download or Order 4360
Contractor:  Pure Technologies and HDR|Schiff
Year Funded:  2010

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Optimizing Engineered Biofiltration  
Project Number: Download or Order 4346
Contractor:  Carollo Engineers/HDR
Year Funded:  2010

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Environmental Leadership
Project Name:  Defining and Enhancing the Safe Yield of a Multi-Use, Multi-Reservoir Water Supply 
Project Number: Download or Order 4304
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2010

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Effective Microbial Control Strategies for Main Breaks and Depressurization 
Project Number: Download or Order 4307
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2010

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Legacy of Manganese Accumulation in Water Systems 
Project Number: Download or Order 4314
Contractor:  HDR 
Year Funded:  2010

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Demonstrate UV System Validation by Lagrangian Actinometry Using Dyed-Microspheres  
Project Number:  4217
Contractor:  HydroQual, Inc./HDR  
Year Funded:  2008

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Strategy to Manage and Respond to Total Coliforms and E.coli in the  Distribution System 
Project Number:  4130
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Compendium of Best Practices in Water Infrastructure Asset Management – GWRC
Project Number: Download or Order 4111
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Chloride to Sulfate Mass Ratio (CSMR): Changes from Water Treatment and its Impact on Lead Leaching in Potable Water
Project Number:  Download or Order 4088
Contractor: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University/HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Evaluation of Membrane Characterization Methods
Project Number:  Download or Order 4102
Contractor:  University of Nevada at Reno/HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Evaluation of VSEP to Enhance Water Recovery During Treatment of Brackish Water and RO Concentrate
Project Number:  Download or Order 4148
Contractor:  University of Washington/HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Criteria for Optimized Distribution Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order 4109 
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2007

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Guidelines for Developing, Calibrating, and Using Hydraulic Models
Project Number:  Download or Order 4018
Contractor:  HDR/Malcolm Pirnie
Year Funded:  2006

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organizations
Project Name:  Asset Management Research Needs Roadmap
Project Number:  Download or Order 4002
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2006

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Investigation of Chemical Actinometer Microspheres for UV Dose-Distribution and Local Intensity Measurement
Project Number:  Download or Order 3139
Contractor:  HydroQual, Inc./HDR
Year Funded:  2005

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Effect of Changing Disinfectants on Distribution System Lead and Copper Release
Project Number:  Download or Order 3107
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2005

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Strategies for Managing Total Coliform and E.Coli in Distribution Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order 3116
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2005

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Assessment of Inorganics Accumulation in Drinking Water System Scales and Sediments
Project Number:  Download or Order 3118
Contractor:  HDR, University of Iowa and University of Washington
Year Funded:  2005

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Performance and Metal Release of Non-Leaded Brass Meters, Components, and Fittings
Project Number:  Download or Order 3112
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2005

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Evaluation of the Dynamic Energy Consumption of Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order  3056
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded: 2004

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Contribution of Service Line and Plumbing Fixtures to Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Issues
Project Number:  Download or Order 3018
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2004

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Distribution System Security Primer for Water Utilities
Project Number:  Download or Order 2931
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2003

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Application of HACC for Distribution System Protection
Project Number:  Download or Order 2856
Contractor:  HDR and RC for Water Quality and Treatment (Australia)
Year Funded:  2002

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Development of Distribution System Water Quality Optimization Plans
Project Number:  Download or Order 2875
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2002
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Advanced Processes for Simultaneous Arsenic and Manganese Removal
Project Number:  Download or Order 2748
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2001
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Data Integration for Water Quality Management
Project Number:  Download or Order 2764
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2001
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Optimizing Chloramine Treatment, Second Edition
Project Number:  Download or Order 2760
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2001
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Post-Optimization Lead and Copper Control Monitoring Strategies
Project Number:  Download or Order 2679
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2000
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Verification and Control of Pressure Transients and Intrusion in Distribution Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order 2686
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2000
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Environmental Leadership
Project Name:  Strategic Business Planning as a Water Resource Management Tool
Project Number:  Download or Order 2698
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  2000
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Synthesis Document on Arsenic in Drinking Water
Project Number:  Download or Order 2630
Contractor:  HDR/McGuire Environmental Consultants/University of NC-Chapel Hill/ Montgomery Watson
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Demonstration of Emerging Technologies for Arsenic Removal
Project Number:  Download or Order 2661
Contractor:  HDR/Malcolm Pirnie Inc./University of Washington
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Implementation of Arsenic Treatment Systems Part 2: Design Considerations, Operation, and Maintenance
Project Number:  Download or Order 2665
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Practices to Prevent Microbiological Contamination of Water Mains
Project Number:  Download or Order 2610
Contractor:  HDR and Philadelphia Water Dept.
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Establishing Site-Specific Flushing Velocities
Project Number:  Download or Order 2606
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Modeling DBP Formation Kinetics: Mechanistic and Spectroscopic Approaches
Project Number:  Download or Order 2597
Contractor:  HDR, University of Washington
Year Funded:  1999
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Guidance Manual for Monitoring Distribution System Water Quality
Project Number:  Download or Order 2522
Contractor:  HDR and BV
Year Funded:  1998
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Combining Adsorbents With Membranes for Water Treatment
Project Number:  Download or Order 2557
Contractor:  HDR, University of Washington
Year Funded:  1998
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Lead Pipe Rehabilitation and Replacement Techniques
Project Number:  Download or Order 465
Contractor:  HDR and WRc
Year Funded:  1997
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Pathogen Intrusion into the Distribution System
Project Number:  Download or Order 436
Contractor:  HDR and Amer.WW Service Co./ University of Kentucky
Year Funded:  1997
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Efficient and Customer Responsive Organization
Project Name:  Quality Energy Efficiency Retrofits for Water Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order 298
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1996
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Environmental Leadership
Project Name:  Managing Constraints to Water Source Development
Project Number:  Download or Order 343
Contractor:  HDR and BV
Year Funded:  1996
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Guidance Manual for Maintaining Distribution System Water Quality
Project Number:  Download or Order 357
Contractor:  HDR, BV and Consumers Water Co.
Year Funded:  1996
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Development of Red Water Control Strategies
Project Number:  Download or Order 368
Contractor:  HDR and BV
Year Funded:  1996
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Maintaining Water Quality in Finished Water Storage Facilities
Project Number:  Download or Order 254
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1995
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Arsenic Treatability Options and Evaluation of Residuals Management Issues
Project Number:  Download or Order 153
Contractor:  HDR, University of Colorado, University of Washington and CH2M-Hill
Year Funded:  1994

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Characterization of Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water
Project Number:  Download or Order 159
Contractor:  HDR/ SAUR/ Dynamco, Inc./ University of Washington/ University of Poitiers/ USGS
Year Funded:  1994
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Distribution System Water Quality Changes following Corrosion Control Strategies
Project Number:  Download or Order 157
Contractor:  HDR and BV
Year Funded:  1994
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  A General Framework for Corrosion Control based on Utility Experience
Project Number:  Download or Order 910
Contractor:  HDR, University of Colorado-Boulder
Year Funded:  1993
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Aluminum, Drinking Water, and Alzheimer's Disease
Project Number:  Download or Order 818
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1992
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  An Assessment of Water Distribution Systems and Associated Research Needs
Project Number:  Download or Order 706
Contractor:  HDR, Roy F. Weston and General WW Corp.
Year Funded:  1991
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Nitrification Occurrence and Control in Chloraminated Water Systems
Project Number:  Download or Order 710
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1991 

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Environmental Leadership
Project Name:  Energy Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities 
Project Number:  Download or Order 710
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1991 

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  NOM Adsorption onto Iron-Oxide-Coated Sand
Project Number:  Download or Order 635
Contractor:  HDR and University of Washington-Seattle
Year Funded:  1990

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Development of a Pipe Loop Protocol for Lead Control
Project Number:  Download or Order 604
Contractor:  HDR, Illinois State Water Survey
Year Funded:  1990 

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Optimizing Chloramine Treatment
Project Number:  Download or Order 610
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1990
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Chloramine Effects on Distribution System Materials
Project Number:  Download or Order 508
Contractor:  University of North Carolina-Charlotte, HDR
Year Funded:  1989
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Lead Control Strategies
Project Number:  Download or Order 406
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1988
 
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  Infrastructure Reliability
Project Name:  Economics of Internal Corrosion Control
Project Number:  Download or Order 311
Contractor:  HDR
Year Funded:  1987

Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF)
Goal Area:  High Quality Water
Project Name:  Chemistry of Corrosion Inhibitors in Potable Water
Project Number:  Download or Order 106
Contractor:  HDR and University of Washington
Year Funded:  1985