Photo of infiltration test bed

This infiltration test bed is instrumented to assess groundwater recharge and recovery. ERC researchers study the geophysical and bio-geochemical processes affecting both water storage and water quality.



Industrial Members and Innovation Partners

Our Industrial Members and Innovation Partners help us translate ideas from university research into professional practice. Their involvement is critical to our goal of transitioning to a more robust and sustainable urban water infrastructure. In other words, they “keep it real.”

Industrial Members

The Center’s Industrial Members currently include small and medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, and utilities. These leaders in the water area are highly engaged in Center activities through:

  • Providing guidance on strategic planning and research
  • Serving on an advisory board that conducts a biannual analysis of ERC activities
  • Providing up-to-date knowledge
  • Joint projects and test bed experimentation
  • Sponsoring and supporting research efforts

Read the Industrial Members Program Description.
Download the Industrial Membership Form.
Read the Intellectual Property Management Plan.

The ERC Membership Program welcomes membership by any corporation, company, partnership, sole proprietorship, utility, non-profit organization or any other legally recognized business entity, or any agency of government, government office, or government organization duly authorized by the United States Government or government of any State or Nation that agrees to support the ReNUWIt Program’s mission and the goals and makes an annual membership contribution to the ERC Membership Program.   

The organization and operation of the ERC Membership Program shall be in accordance with procedures established by Stanford and all applicable State and Federal laws.  This ERC Membership Program does not use any NSF funding to support the cost of the activities conducted under this Membership Program. The ERC Membership Program is governed by Stanford’s published policies that can be found at:

The ERC Membership Program offers a multi-level membership structure that is based upon the number of full time employees within the member’s corporate entity. The fee structure can be viewed here: Industrial Membership Form.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems
ARCADIS-Malcolm Pirnie
Aurora Water
Bay Area Clean Water Agencies
Bechtel Corporation
Carollo Engineers
El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Kishor Pumps
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
National Water Research Institute
Orange County Water District
Palo Alto Water Quality Control Plant
Plum Creek Wastewater Authority
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Sonoma County Water Agency
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Town of Discovery Bay
Trussell Technologies
Veolia Water
Western Summit

Innovation Partners

Our Innovation Partners are non-profit and governmental organizations that may advise us in key areas necessary for urban water reinvention including how to advance decision making at the systems level.  These organizations are respected by decision makers and help promote dialogue on water use and governance of water resources.   While not formally part of the Industrial Advisory Board, Innovation Partners serve as contacts to broader communities and stakeholders.  These discussions are on-going and examples of such organizations with whom we have discussed our vision and mission in the last year include:

California Water Foundation
Imagine H2O
Innovation Center Denmark
Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
Regional Water Quality Control Board (San Francisco Bay)
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Stanford Department of Sustainability and Energy Management
Stanford Office of Technology Licensing
Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Sustainable Silicon Valley