Open Requests

WERF funds water research on behalf of its subscribers, and facilitates collaboration among organizations seeking funding partners for high-priority issues. WERF 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.

Stream Restoration as a Best Management Practice (WERF1T13)

Program Area: Stormwater
WERF Contact: Theresa Connor, Program Director
Phone: (571) 384-2105

Proposals must be received by December 19, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Many communities have found that Stream Restoration practices are one of the most effective ways to reduce pollutions and restore environmental habitat with rate payer funds. Currently there is no agreed upon methodology within the United States for permitting agencies to use when assigning pollutant reduction credits to stream restoration projects. The primary goal for this research effort is to develop a guidance document and consistent approach for regulatory agencies to use to assign pollutant reduction credits for stream restoration as a Best Management Practice (BMP). 

Anticipated WERF Cost: The total WERF cost/budget for the research effort is anticipated to be US $60,000. The expected cost of the project is $100,000. Proposers are strongly encouraged to seek additional partners, collaborators, test sites, case studies, etc., to further leverage the level of effort and funding, as well as to successfully complete the research. Additional in-cash and in-kind contributions, for example, through additional communities, water resource recovery facilities, partners, etc., are also encouraged. 
Anticipated period of performance: The anticipated project start date is late March, 2015. 
Proposals are due: The due date for this RFP is December 19, 2014 to provide additional time for potential teaming and partnership arrangements, collaboration opportunities, and to obtain in-kind or in-cash contributions.

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