HDR’s Water Institute
Manganese (Mn) that slowly builds up inside a water pipe is called "legacy Mn." Legacy Mn can threaten public health if mobilized and released into tap water. Through Project #4314, our Water Institute assisted the Water Research Foundation design best practices for utilities to proactively minimize accumulation and reduce potential release episodes.
Fact Sheets & Pocket Guides
- WRF 4448 Report: Optimizing Filter Conditions for Improved Manganese Control During Conversion to Biofiltration
- "Pilot Testing New Technologies for Brine Management"
Why Water Research is Important Series
- Shining the Light on Clean Water Systems Design: How UV Technology Protects Our Drinking Water
- What Water Research Means to the Drinking Water Industry
- What Water Research Means to HDR
- What Water Research Means to Me
About Our Water Institute
Three in-house laboratories, various mobile testing capabilities and over 50 technical experts passionate about research create the foundation of our Water Institute. The other layers involve you: utility clients, research organizations, equipment vendors and universities.
Together, we tackle water supply and treatment challenges spurred by water availability, financial pressures, regulatory drivers, and the desire to protect public health.
Our In-House Testing Facilities
We are committed to providing the resources needed — human labor, technical expertise, equipment and facility space — to support the discovery, development and application of innovative solutions.
- Applied Research and Engineering Center (AREC) | Claremont, CA
- Environmental Measurements Operations Center (EMOC) | Nanuet, NY
- Technology Validation Center (Technology Center) | Johnstown, NY
We support independent and collaborative research studies for numerous municipal, government and professional organizations (USEPA, WRF, and WE&RF), as well as industrial foundations, universities and utility research partners.
Contact us for more information.