Submit a proposal for the Emerging Opportunities Program

Instructions for submitting a proposal for this program are contained in the RFP. Learn more about this program.

RFP_4727An Asset Management Framework for Forested and Natural Assets
The project will develop and test a framework and supporting tools for integrating acquisition and management of forested lands for source water protection into an overall strategic asset management program for a water utility. Although the primary focus of this project is forested land, other types of natural land assets should also be included. The framework will be applicable to a range of models of utility ownership of and access to forested land in the watershed.
9/12/2017 3:00 PM
RFP_4750Water System Partnerships – A Review Of Legal Structures And Business Cases
 The objectives of this project are to: 1 ) examine the barriers, particularly legal, political, institutional, and financial, that hamper the formation of mutually beneficial partnerships between water systems, 2) compile expert input, case studies, and relevant resources related to legal and financial practices to assist local decision-makers in identifying partnership opportunities, and 3) develop a guide to help larger utilities through the process of identifying and forming effective water system partnerships, with particular focus on legal structures and business cases. The guide will be supported with a toolbox of example documents, case studies, and other helpful resources.
8/30/2017 3:00 PM

Submit a proposal for the Focus Area Program Online

The Water Research Foundation is accepting proposals only online for the following projects at  To begin the process of submitting a proposal online, you will need a website login and the name or RFP# of the project for which you want to submit a proposal.  Information about submitting a proposal online is contained in the RFP. 

RFP_4716Refinement and Standardization of Cyanotoxin Analytical Techniques for Drinking Water
The objective of this project is to evaluate existing chemical and biological methods for the analysis of cyanotoxins at low part-per-trillion (ppt) detection levels in raw and finished drinking water and provide unified methods and practical analytical guidelines for utilities to improve the quality of monitoring efforts.
11/1/2017 5:00 PM