Water Research Foundation Funding Requests for Proposals Utility Participation in Research (UPIR)

​Register Your Utility to Participate in Research.
The Water Research Foundation seeks utilities to serve as a test facility, provide water samples, respond to surveys, loan equipment, or share your staff’s expertise on particular research projects. Utility participants are critical to helping us conduct quality studies. In return, you will gain firsthand information on the study and will benefit from working with researchers and others in the water community.   

A list of volunteer utilities is included in the project request for proposals (for solicited projects) or provided to the partner organization (for sole-source partnership projects).

Utilities are not obligated to participate in the projects for which they volunteer and may choose the research team(s) for which they are interested in volunteering. Project researchers select utility participants.

To Volunteer,  please complete this form. Information you submit here is subject to our privacy policy.
SelectProject #TitleResearch Area
4961The Use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies and Metagenomics Approaches to Evaluate Water and Wastewater Quality Monitoring and Treatment TechnologiesDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4962Identifying the Amount of Wastewater That is Available and Feasible to Recycle in CaliforniaDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4963Developing a New Foundational Understanding of SAR-Soil Structure Interactions to Provide Management Options for Recycled Water Use in AgricultureDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4964Assessing the State of Knowledge and Impacts of Recycled Water Irrigation on Agricultural CropsDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4979Design Considerations for Integrating Public Engagement at Demonstration FacilitiesDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4970Obstacles and Solutions for Risk-Based Planning for Smaller Utilities and Limited BudgetsDetailsIntegrated Water Management
4954Integration of High Frequency Performance Data for Microbial and Contaminant Control in Potable Reuse Treatment SystemsDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4957Compiling Evidence of Pathogen Reduction through Managed Aquifer Recharge and RecoveryDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4958New Techniques, Tools, and Validation Protocols for Achieving Log Removal Credit across NF and RO MembranesDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4955Indicator Viruses to Confirm Performance of Advanced Physical TreatmentDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4960Review of Industrial Contaminants Associated with Water Quality or Adverse Performance Impacts for Potable Reuse TreatmentDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative
4953Considerations and Blending Strategies for Drinking Water System Integration with Alternative Water SuppliesDetailsPotable Reuse Initiative

* Salutation:
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Contact Title:
* Organization:
* Address:
* City:
* State or province:
* Zip or postal code:
* Country:
* Telephone:
* Email:
* Are you a Foundation Subscriber?
* Have you ever participated in Foundation research before? 
If yes, describe:


If your submission is successful, you will be transferred to a "thank you" page acknowledging your submission.  If after pressing "submit" you remain on this page, your submission was not sucessful if it is missing required information or your browser is not compatible with this form.  Please look closely at the required fields marked with an * and ensure all fields are populated with a response.  Contact cbruck@waterrf.org if you need assistance in completing this form.