The Pathogen Resilience Platform at Wilfrid Laurier University uses state-of-the-art microbiological techniques to determine the response of pathogenic organisms to stresses induced by different treatment processes or conditions and evaluate changes in pathogen susceptibility or resilience to disinfection.

The equipment in the Drinking Water node is enhanced by skilled technical support and research leads within the node that have extensive knowledge on improving drinking water quality through the development and evaluation of conventional and novel treatment processes.