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Drinking Water and Wastewater Research

Water treatment and infrastructure research at EPA:

  • Developing predictive modeling tools for new infrastructure technologies.
  • Creating decision support tools that include economic and public health considerations while comparing water infrastructure approaches.
  • Exploring innovative techniques to increase water treatment efficiency.
  • Ensuring public health protection from distribution and storage system contaminants.
  • Determining innovative approaches to monitor and mitigate aging infrastructure.
  • Improving designs, reliability, and understanding of green infrastructure effectiveness under region-specific conditions.

Research Topics

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Models, Tools, and Methods



Analytical Methods