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 is currently one Open Request.

Workforce Skills of the Future: New skills, new tools, new challenges (RFP #4663)
This project is a collaborative effort between Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WERF), and Water Research Foundation (WRF) to prepare utilities for the workforce changes anticipated as they implement increased automation and smart water technologies. It will examine changing job requirements for the workforce of the future at key stages leading up to the year 2040. It will also explore various means of attracting and training both new and existing workers to fill these more skilled positions. Learn more.

Letters of Support for LIFT14T16 
Proposals for this project are currently being reviewed.

Upper Trinity Basin Water Quality Compact, Austin Water Utility, and El Paso Water Utilities - Letter of Support (PDF)
PeroxyChem - Letter of Support (PDF)
Solvay - Letter of Support (PDF)
Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. - Letter of Support (PDF)
Metro Vancouver - Letter of Support (PDF)
San Antonio Water System - Letter of Support (PDF)