Water Research Foundation Announces 20 Requests for Proposals

March 15, 2011
RFPs total more than $3.5 million

The Water Research Foundation announced 20 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that are now open for competitive bidding.

Interested parties can view the RFPs at http://waterrf.org/Research/RFPs/ or request copies from the foundation at 303.347.6118 or [email protected]. Please include the RFP identification number when making requests. Proposal due dates vary, but range from April through July.

Current guidelines for proposal submission are available at http://waterrf.org/Research/Administration/ProposalGuidelines.

The 20 RFPs and their identification numbers are:

• Assessing Potential Short-Term Impacts of Chloramination (4320); • Addressing Revenue Gaps Through Improved Financial Practices and Effective Utility Management (4366); • Answers to Challenging Infrastructure Management Questions (4367); • Assessing Performance of Biofilm Sampling Approaches (4368); • Best Practices for Water Utility Legal Protection and Claims Management from Infrastructure Failure Events (4369); • Controlling the Formation of Nitrosamines During Water Treatment (4370); • Effective Organization and Component Analysis of Water Utility Leakage Data (4372); • Guidance for Treatment of Variable Manganese Loading (4373); • Main Breaks: Current Knowledge and Research Roadmap (4374); • Methodology for Determining Baseline Commercial, Institutional and Industrial End Uses of Water (4375); • Guidance Document for Testing Medium-Pressure UV Inactivation of Viruses (4376); • Quality Management of Infrastructure Assets from Manufacture to Installation (4377); • Water Footprints and the Value of Water: New Concepts for Sustainable Water Utilities and Communities (4378); • Workshop: Research Needs About Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing (4379); • Addressing Climate Change by Applying Adaptive Management Techniques to Infrastructure Management (4380); • Effective Communication of Climate Change Effects to Stakeholders (4381); • Impact of Climate Change on the Ecology of Algal Blooms (4382); • Green Building Design: Water Quality and Utility Management Considerations (4383); • Identifying Gaps in Understanding the Benefits/Costs of Boil Water Advisories as a Public Health Protection Measure (4385); and • Decision Support Program for Reducing EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water (4386).

Source: Water Research Foundation

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