Open Requests

WE&RF funds water research on behalf of its subscribers, and facilitates collaboration among organizations seeking funding partners for high-priority issues. WE&RF awards a contract through a competitive process and coordinates an independent technical review project through a staff-assigned project manager. All qualified entities – including international organizations and disadvantaged business enterprises – are encouraged to submit research proposals.  


There are currently two Open Requests.


Evaluation of CEC Removal by Ozone/BAF Treatment in Potable Reuse Applications (Reuse-17-04)

Program Area: Water Reuse
WRF Contact: Justin Mattingly
Phone: 571-699-0024
Email: jmattingly@waterrf.org

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is currently funding research to quantify the removal of compounds of emerging concern (CECs) through ozone/biologically active filtration (BAF) based treatment of wastewater effluent. The research team is expected to analyze data from past and existing sites to quantify CEC removal and correlated removal efficiency with treatment train design, operations, and water quality parameters.

Anticipated WRF Cost: The maximum funding available for this project is $300,000. This project is funded by WRF with support from the California State Water Resources Control Board and WRF’s Advancing Potable 
Reuse Initiative. 

Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of investigation for this project is 24 months from notice to proceed (NTP). A NTP will be issued to the selected proposer after WRF approval in May 2018, with an anticipated project start date in July.

Proposals Due: Friday, March 23, 2018 by 8:00 pm ET.

Supporting Documents:
Reuse-17-04 RFP (PDF)
Reuse-17-04 RFP Attachments A-E (DOC)

  • Attachment A: Cover Sheet
  • Attachment B: WRF Budget Template
  • Attachment C: WRF In-Kind Support Table for Participating Utilities/Organizations
  • Attachment D: WRF In-Kind Support Sample Letter
  • Attachment E: WRF Project Team Template


Understanding Wastewater Treatment Performance on Advanced Water Treatment Processes and Finished Water Quality (Reuse-17-05)

Program Area: Water Reuse
WRF Contact: Justin Mattingly
Phone: 571-699-0024
Email: jmattingly@waterrf.org

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is currently funding research to investigate the impact of primary, secondary, and tertiary wastewater treatment on advanced water treatment (AWT) process selection and performance for potable reuse.

Anticipated WRF Cost: The maximum funding available for this project is $300,000. This project is funded by WRF with support from the California State Water Resources Control Board and WRF’s Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. 

Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of investigation for this project is 18-24 months from notice to proceed (NTP). A NTP will be issued to the selected proposer after WRF approval in May 2018, with an anticipated project start date in July.

Proposals Due: Friday, March 23, 2018 by 8:00 pm ET.

Supporting Documents:
Reuse-17-05 RFP (PDF)
Reuse-17-05 RFP Attachments A-E (DOC) 

  • Attachment A: Cover Sheet
  • Attachment B: WRF Budget Template
  • Attachment C: WRF In-Kind Support Table for Participating Utilities/Organizations
  • Attachment D: WRF In-Kind Support Sample Letter
  • Attachment E: WRF Project Team Template