Jan 26, 2010

Water Research Foundation Accepting Proposals on Off-Cycle RFPs

RFPs seek to address regulatory and scientific issues

The Water Research Foundation is still accepting proposals on four RFPs that were issued in November 2009. The water research organization sponsors objective, peer-reviewed science to help solve water utilities’ needs.

“These projects represent the cutting edge of drinking water science,” said Chris Rayburn, director of research management at the Water Research Foundation. “The widely varying projects will address scientific and regulatory challenges associated with climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and operational issues. Our ultimate goal is always the same: protecting public health and keeping water safe, affordable and sustainable.”
The proposal deadline for 4222, 4236 and 4260 as outlined below is Feb. 15, 2010. The proposal deadline for 4224 as outlined below is Feb. 5, 2010.

Project descriptions/RFP numbers are as follows:
&#149 Toolbox for Water Utility Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Management: an International Review, RFP 4224;
&#149 Reservoir Operations and Maintenance Strategies, RFP 4222;
&#149 Workforce Health and Safety: Prevention Through Design, RFP 4236; and
&#149 EDC/PPCP Benchmarking and Monitoring Strategies for Drinking Water Utilities, RFP 4260.

The foundation is also seeking utility volunteers to participate in or oversee these projects.