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Q. What is the vision for the new foundation?

​A. It will be the premier not-for-profit research cooperative advancing the science of water to protect public health and the environment; governed principally by utilities delivering scientifically sound research solutions and knowledge to serve subscribers and stakeholders in all areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse. The new foundation will have approximately 1,200 subscribers, 2,300 research studies, and a $700M portfolio.

Q: What are the benefits of integration?

​A: For the water community, the integration offers a stronger, broader, more interconnected research agenda with greater value and services to subscribers and funders. We are stronger together. Specifically, the integrated organization will (1) provide the water community with access to an expanded collection of water research, (2) leverage funding more successfully, (3) share a greater knowledge base, and (4) more effectively communicate new results and research needs with federal and state regulators.