Six research reports were announced on 17 July 2012 by the WateReuse Research Foundation covering water reuse and desalination topics.

One of the reports, Reclaimed Water Desalination Technologies: A Full-Scale Performance and Cost Comparison Between Electrodialysis Reversal and Microfiltration/Reverse Osmosis, has already been reported in D&WR.

The remainder are:

Water Reuse 2030: Identifying Future Challenges and Opportunities (WRF-06-017)
The Water Reuse 2030 project explored the future of water reuse to identify how water reuse might help to narrow the gap between water supply and demand. This report examines the status of water reuse today, enumerates the challenges and opportunities that exist, and analyzes how different future conditions may affect water reuse.

Investigation of Membrane Bioreactor Effluent Water Quality and Technology (WRF‑06‑007)
The primary objective of this study was to achieve a better understanding of the effluent quality produced from an membrane bioreactor system as a function of design and operating conditions and how this quality compares with the effluent produced from conventional activated sludge treatment systems.

Guidebook for Water Reuse On‑Site Inspection (WRF‑04‑009)
This guidebook is designed to assist reclaimed water purveyors in making informed decisions regarding on-site inspection practices. The report includes reclaimed water site approval procedures of large programs in the four states that use the highest annual volume of reclaimed water: California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. The site review, inspection, approval, and periodic review procedures of these utilities provide excellent information for purveyors interested in launching their own programs.

Potential Infectivity Assay for Giardia lamblia Cysts (WRF‑08‑18)
Immunofluorescence assays that are routinely used to microscopically detect Giardia lamblia cysts in water concentrates or fecal samples do not differentiate between infectious cysts and cysts that are unable to cause an infection. The goal of this project was to develop a molecular assay that can rapidly discriminate between infectious cysts and cysts unable to cause an infection.

Interagency Partnerships for Water Reuse (WRF‑06‑021)
This report summarizes the information provided and developed during the Interagency Partnerships for Water Reuse Workshop convened in the San Francisco Bay Area to identify the tools and information that local elected officials and agency managers need to work together to expand the use of recycled water throughout the region. The workshop was attended by 96 elected representatives and executive managers of city and county government and special districts throughout the nine-county Bay Area.