May 07, 2015

Pentair Receives WateReuse Leadership Award

Research partnership is producing solutions for water sustainability

Pentair WateReuse research leadership award

The WateReuse Research Foundation presented its Leadership Award to Pentair on May 4, 2015 during a ceremony at the 19th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

“Our partnership with Pentair is producing information and real solutions that will help communities across the country and around the world develop resilient water supplies today and for years to come,” said WateReuse Executive Director Melissa Meeker.

WateReuse and Pentair have collaborated on studies that have examined greywater regulatory issues, nano-material research, monitoring and reliability for potable reuse applications and membrane integrity testing, among other issues. In December 2014, WateReuse and Pentair renewed their partnership to develop research projects focused on human and environmental risks associated with existing and proposed innovative agricultural reuse concepts.

The Leadership Award was accepted by Dr. Phil Rolchigo, vice president for technology at Pentair and vice chair of the WateReuse Research Advisory Committee, which provides scientific guidance and sets the agenda for the WateReuse research program.

“Pentair’s global technological leadership and experience combined with WateReuse’s scientific expertise means that we are able to make an even greater impact on water sustainability, as well as public health and environmental protection as a team,” Rolchigo said.