About EPA

About the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program

What We Do

Seeking sustainable solutions to the complex problems facing our nation’s drinking water and water resources is vital to supporting healthy humans, ecosystems, and economies. The Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program (SSWR) provides the science and innovative technologies the Agency—and the nation—need to maintain drinking water sources and systems, as well as to protect the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of our water. EPA scientists and engineers help provide sustainable water infrastructure, deliver safe drinking water, manage stormwater, and remove and treat wastewater, allowing its sustainable and safe reuse.

Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Strategic Research Action Plan (PDF) (39 pp, 1.1MB)

National Program Director
Suzanne Van Drunick, Ph.D.

Deputy Director
Michael McDonald, Ph.D.