WRF Announces the Release of RFPs for 12 Research Projects

Aug 17, 2020

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has released Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 12 new projects funded through WRF’s Research Priority Program. This strategic program enables WRF to address broadly relevant subscriber issues, challenges, and opportunities with targeted research that lasts three to five years.

Additionally, WRF is providing opportunities for utilities to participate on these new research projects through the Utility Participation in Research (UPIR) process. Utilities can serve as a test facility, provide samples, respond to surveys, loan equipment, or share staff expertise on particular research projects of interest. 

Proposals for the following RFPs are due by Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM MT:

Linking Nutrient Reductions to Receiving Water Responses (5078)

Assessment of Vulnerability of Source Waters to Toxic Cyanobacterial Outbreaks (5080)

Guidance for Using Pipe Loops to Inform Lead and Copper Corrosion Control Treatment Decisions (5081)

Investigation of Alternative Management Strategies to Prevent PFAS From Entering Drinking Water Supplies and Wastewater (5082)

Case Studies on Water Sector Interdependencies (5086)

Implementation of Innovative Biological Nutrient Removal Processes through Improvement of Control Systems and Online Analytical Measurement Reliability and Accuracy (5087)

Proposals for the following RFPs are due by Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM MT:

Water Reuse and Beyond – Water Quality Monitoring Methods, Data, and Interpretation (5079)

Advancing Low-Energy Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal (5083)

Holistic and Innovative Approaches for Flood Mitigation Planning and Modeling under Extreme Wet Weather Events and Climate Impacts (5084)

Impact of a Haloacetic Acid MCL Revision on DBP Exposure and Health Risk Reduction (5085)

Defining Exposures of Microplastics/Fibers (MPs) in All Waters: Occurrence, Monitoring, and Management Strategies (5088)

Developing a Framework for Quantifying Energy Optimization Reporting (5091)

Specific questions about these RFPs should be directed to the WRF staff contact included on each RFP. Proposals must follow WRF’s Guidelines for Research Priority Program Proposals.

Learn more about WRF’s Research Approach and Research Programs.

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The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF delivers scientifically sound research solutions and knowledge to serve our subscribers and stakeholders in all areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse.