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RFP_4746Golf Course Sustainability Program Effectiveness On Surface Water Quality
Golf courses use fertilizers, pesticides, and other landscape management techniques that can lead to impaired surface and groundwater quality. The objective of this project is to use data sets from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ASCP) for Golf Courses as a case study for assessing the effectiveness of sustainability actions or practices on surface water quality and, as an end result, provide guidance to other programs on effectiveness assessments and data collection for water quality improvement.
5/10/2018 3:00 PMMountain
RFP_4920Decision Support Framework for Drinking Water Treatment Plants Experiencing Lake Recovery
The project will develop and test decision support framework (DSF) for a source-to-tap treatment strategy for drinking water treatment plants undergoing changes in source water quality. Components of the DSF will include 1) a robust source water monitoring program that can capture rapid and long-term water quality changes, 2) a strategic method for utilities to evaluate efficacy of existing treatment that identifies source water quality trigger points and thresholds for alternative treatment regimes in order to meet utility defined finished water quality treatment objectives, and 3) consideration of unintended consequences to distribution system water quality due to source water quality changes and/or changes to water treatment.
The DSF will be tested and validated by case study of the project co-sponsor and utility participant Halifax Regional Water Commission (Halifax Water) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
5/1/2018 3:00 PMMountain

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_4910Evaluating Key Factors that Affect the Accumulation and Release of Lead from Galvanized Pipes
The objective of this project is to better understand the scenarios where Galvanized Pipes can contribute to lead at the tap, the magnitude of lead release from Galvanized Pipes, and factors that can impact accumulation and lead release from Galvanized Pipes.
6/27/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4911Sampling and Monitoring Strategies for Opportunistic Pathogens in Drinking Water Distribution Systems
The goal of this project is to establish an optimized sampling and monitoring protocol providing a practical guideline for drinking water utilities to manage the detection of opportunistic pathogens in distribution systems.
8/22/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4912Developing Guidance for Assessment and Evaluation of Harmful Algal Blooms, and Implementation of Control Strategies in Source Water
The objectives of this project are to:
• Develop authoritative guidance for managers to evaluate and manage the occurrence and risk associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs) in source waters and select control techniques that are appropriate to their needs and capabilities.
• Implement a decision tree to support this evaluation as a web-based resource linked to critically reviewed and validated information, guidelines, and regulations.
6/27/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4913Investigation of Treatment Alternatives for Short-Chain Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances
The objective of this project is to investigate treatment alternatives for short-chain PFAS in drinking water sources.
6/27/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4914Utility Responses to Cyanobacterial/Cyanotoxin Events; Case Studies and Lessons Learned
The objective of this project is to gather and present case studies that illustrate drinking water utility experiences and associated responses to cyanobacterial and cyanotoxin events, in their source and/or finished waters. The project will develop guidelines that would help utilities develop and implement successful programs for managing cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.
6/27/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4915Characterization and Contamination Testing of Source Separated Organic Feedstocks and Slurries for Co-Digestion at Resource Recovery Facilities
The objectives of this project are to identify, evaluate, and develop techniques for characterizing source separated organic (SSO) feedstocks and slurries for co-digestion at resource recovery facilities and testing them for contamination; to link characteristics to product quality; and support development of minimum feedstock quality standards for various product goals and standardization of sampling protocols for rapid monitoring of feedstocks.
8/22/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4916The Impact of Pre-Chlorination and GAC Treatment on DBP Formation and Overall Toxicity in Drinking Water
The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of pre-chlorination followed by GAC on the removal of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of drinking water, using appropriate bioassays.
8/22/2018 5:00 PMMountain
RFP_4917Utilizing Smart Water Networks to Manage Pressure and Flow for Reduction of Water Loss and Pipe Breaks
Develop an approach in water systems using intelligent water networks to manage pressures and flows to extend pipe life and reduce water loss.
8/22/2018 5:00 PMMountain

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