WRF Issues Requests for Proposals for Projects on Stormwater and Biological Nutrient Removal 

Jan 8, 2021

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has released Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for two 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. The project details are as follows:

Advancing Benefits and Co-Benefits Quantification and Monetization for Green Stormwater Infrastructure: An Interactive Guidebook for Comparison Case Studies (5105)

This project will develop a guidebook with comparison case studies to advance the quantification and monetization of benefits and co-benefits of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) at the community level. The project team will synthesize comparison case studies that have used a rigorous analysis framework for quantifying the benefits and co-benefits of GSI at a national scale, including those from two existing WRF projects. The project will advance the practice of benefits and co-benefits quantification by identifying and prioritizing the research needs among GSI benefits and co-benefits categories. If you have questions about this RFP, contact Harry Zhang, WRF Research Program Manager. Proposals are due February 25, 2021 by 2:00 PM MT.

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

This project will evaluate the best technologies for sensors and control systems for intensive biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes. The research team will evaluate sensors available for implementing intensification of water resource recovery facilities with emphasis on the performance and necessary O&M requirements, as well as annual cost estimates for maintenance including parts and labor per instrument per manufacturer. The research will pave the way for a consistent approach for utilities to reliably operate their BNR processes. If you have questions about this RFP, contact Stephanie Fevig, WRF Research Program Manager. Proposals are due February 25, 2021 by 2:00 PM MT.

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.