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WRF Releases RFPs/RFQ for Four Potable Reuse Projects

Denver, CO 12/12/18 – The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announces that Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are available for four new research projects under the Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. These RFPs/RFQ are funded through WRF and the State Water Resources Control Board in California (SWB).

The projects are:  

Compiling Evidence of Pathogen Reduction through Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery (4957) – The goal is to document and quantify performance of pathogen reduction through groundwater based on parameters including residence time, aquifer characteristics, temperature, source water control, and method of introduction.

Assessing the State of Knowledge and Impacts of Recycled Water Irrigation on Agricultural Crops (4964) – The goal of the project is to investigate how and to what degree the impacts of salinity, sodium, and chloride affect growth and production of different crops, and provide management guidelines for sustainable water reuse with different crops and cropping systems.

Identifying the Amount of Wastewater That is Available and Feasible to Recycle in California (4962) – The goals of the project are to identify the amount of treated municipal wastewater that is available for recycled water production in California now and projected into the future, and determine how much of the treated municipal wastewater is feasible to produce and use.

Evaluation of a Validation Protocol for Membrane Bioreactors Based on a Correlated Surrogate to Achieve Pathogen Credit for Potable Reuse (RFQ 4959) – The goal of the project is to determine if a proposed correlated surrogate validation protocol for pathogen removal from membrane bioreactors is feasible for potable reuse applications, evaluate and adapt propose validation protocol for potential application in United States, and develop recommendations on how to rest and potentially verify the protocol.

Proposals must be received before Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM MT. Proposals submitted in response to these RFPs must follow The Water Research Foundation’s document Guidelines for Focus Area Program Proposals. The guidelines contain instructions for the technical aspects, financial statements, and administrative requirements that the applicant must follow.
About WRF
The Water Research Foundation is a 501c3 organization officially formed in January 2018 after the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. The merged Foundation is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. Learn more at or