Submit a proposal for the Emerging Opportunities Program

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RFP_4678Forging Powerful and Sustainable Relationships Between Clean Water Agencies and the Community
• Develop an understanding of how leading clean water agencies have leveraged evocative messages and community programs that specifically target the development of emotional motivators to form long-term sustainable relationships within a community by connecting customers and partners to tangibly demonstrate the value of water and the technology that creates clean water.
• Provide best practices, lessons learned, and evaluation metrics for utilities to use when developing messages and engagement programs to create emotional connections in alignment with community values.
12/7/2016 3:00 PM
RFP_4695Guidance on Implementing an Effective Water Loss Control Plan
Create a guidance manual and decision framework to help utility practitioners develop an actionable water loss control plan to reduce non-revenue water that aligns with the utility’s strategic goals, local circumstances, and financial parameters.
12/15/2016 3:00 PM
RFP_4697Development of a Risk Communication Toolkit for Cyanotoxins
This project will provide guidance, templates, and tools to help utilities, regulatory agencies, and water professionals communicate with customers, elected officials, media, and other agencies and stakeholders regarding the risks associated with cyanotoxins in public drinking water supplies and finished drinking water in contrast to those posed by freshwater recreational waters. 
11/7/2016 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_4690Trends and Best Practices of Water and Wastewater Capacity and Connection Charges and Transactions
Evaluate utility capacity charge programs and identify best practices, innovation, and emerging trends within those programs.
11/21/2016 5:00 PM