Water Research Foundation Releases RFPs for 11 Research Projects

Topics include resilient infrastructure, lead service line replacement, cyanotoxins, alternative water supplies, and more

DENVER--()--The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, has released Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for nine new research projects funded under the Focus Area Research Program. Two additional RFPs, for projects under the Emerging Opportunities and Tailored Collaboration Research Programs, are also available. All RFPs are available at www.waterrf.org/rfps.

Below is the complete list of projects for which WRF is seeking proposals:

Emerging Opportunities Research Program

  • Project #4707: Resilient Infrastructure Workshop and Research Roadmap (Proposals for this EO project must follow the submission guidelines included in the RFP)

Tailored Collaboration Research Program

  • Project #4731: Optimizing Biofiltration (BAF) and Integrating BAF Into Existing Treatment

Focus Area Research Program

Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Compliance

  • Project #4713: Full Lead Service Line Replacement Guidance

Non-Regulated Disinfection By-Products in Drinking, Recycled, and Desalinated Water: Occurrence, Toxicological Relevance, and Control Strategies

  • Project #4711: Occurrence Survey of Bromide and Iodide in Water Supplies

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Cyanotoxins: Monitoring, Control, and Communication Strategies

  • Project #4716: Refinement and Standardization of Cyanotoxin Analytical Techniques for Drinking Water

Waterborne Pathogens in Distribution and Plumbing Systems

  • Project #4721: Method(s) for Detecting and Differentiating Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens (OPPPs) to Determine Efficacy of Control and Treatment Technologies

Defining Attributes and Demonstrating Benefits of Intelligent Water Networks

  • Project #4714: Intelligent Water Networks Summit

Integrated Water Management: Planning for Future Water Supplies

  • Project #4715: Anticipating Trade-offs and Potential Consequences of Alternative Water Supplies

Applying Risk Management Principles and Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Deteriorating Infrastructure

  • Project #4717: Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Deteriorating Infrastructure

Developing Tools and Strategies for Improved Energy Efficiency and Integrated Water‐Energy Planning

  • Project #4718: Battery Storage System Guidance for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Biofiltration: Defining Benefits and Developing Utility Guidance

  • Project #4719: A Biofiltration Guidance Manual for Rapid-Rate Filtration Facilities

Source Separated Organic Feedstock Pre-Treatment and Management Practices

  • Project #4712: Workshop — Advancing Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Solids and Food Waste for Energy and Resource Recovery: Science and Solutions (no RFP will be issued; partnership project with WE&RF)
  • Project #4720: Developing Business Cases for Food Waste Co-Digestion (no RFP will be issued; partnership project with WE&RF)

Researchers interested in submitting proposals should visit the WRF website for project details and submission process guidelines—each project will have its own unique criteria and submission deadline. Proposals for Focus Area projects will be accepted via the WRF online proposal submission system. Applicants must comply with WRF’s standards for administrative, cost, and audit compliance. These standards are included in WRF’s “Guidelines for Focus Area Program Proposals.”

Specific questions about any of the RFPs should be directed to the WRF staff contact included on each RFP. Questions about WRF’s research programs should be directed to Traci Case, Research Services Manager, at 303.347.6120 or tcase@waterrf.org.

About the Water Research Foundation

The Water Research Foundation 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 plans, manages, and delivers scientifically sound research solutions on the most critical challenges facing the water community in the areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse. Over the last 50 years, WRF has sponsored nearly 1,500 research projects valued at $500 million, and serves more than 1,000 subscribing organizations. For more information, go to www.WaterRF.org.


Water Research Foundation
Adam Lang, 303-347-6259


Water Research Foundation
Adam Lang, 303-347-6259