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. 

Designing Sensor Networks and Locations on an Urban Sewershed Scale (Phase I) (SENG6R16)

Program Area: Sensors
WE&RF Contact: Walter Graf
Phone: (571) 384-2102
E-mail: wgraf@werf.org

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation is requesting proposals for Phase I (only) of a planned two phase research effort on designing and implementing sensor-based networks on a sewershed scale for real-time collection system decision-making, operation, and management. Phase I will involve a desktop review of current sewershed management practices based on continuous system monitoring. This stage will also identify key sewershed management issues that maybe addressed through continuous data collection and analytics. 

Anticipated WE&RF Cost: The total WE&RF cost/budget for the Phase I research effort is US $60,000. 

Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of performance is to be 6 months from notice to proceed (NTP). 

Proposals Due: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Supporting Documents:
SENG6R16 RFP (PDF)
SENG6R16 RFP Cover Sheet (DOC)
SENG6R16 RFP Instructions (DOC)
SENG6R16 RFP Budget Sheet (XLS)


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)