Foundation for Water Research

The Foundation for Water Research (FWR) was an independent, membership based charity dedicated to education and information exchange.

It was founded in 1989 with a mission to advance the education of the public in science, engineering and management of water through specialist forums, reviews of current knowledge, publishing and information support. In 2022 the FWR was taken over by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).


FWR’s vision is a society well informed on water and related environmental matters: one whose citizens are knowledgeable about the issues affecting the sustainable management of water and are thus empowered to contribute to environmental stewardship.


FWR’s mission is to advance the education of the public in the science, engineering and management of water resources, water treatment, water supply and use of water, the collection, treatment and re-use of wastewaters, the water environment in general and related subjects.


All references and links on this website are intended to advance the understanding of all aspects of the objectives of the Foundation and to promote the organisations referenced. This information is produced in good faith and should any organisation not wish to be included, please inform us. The Foundation takes no responsibility for the accuracy of URLs of external websites given on this website nor for the accuracy or relevance of their content

It is the policy of the Foundation for Water Research to improve and update the information presented in every way on a regular basis, so whilst details set out in this website were deemed to be correct at the time of publishing, we are unable to guarantee that changes may not have subsequently taken place. We reserve the right to alter the information within this site at any time without notice. The information contained within this site may not be copied for distribution or used for any commercial reason without prior permission from FWR.


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