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WRF Releases RFPs for Seven Potable Reuse Projects
DENVER, CO 10/31/18 – The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announces that Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available for seven new research projects funded under the Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. These RFPs are funded through WRF and the California State Water Resources Control Board.

The projects are:

Considerations and Blending Strategies for Drinking Water System Integration with Alternative Water Supplies (4953) – The goal is to identify and evaluate impact of alternative water supplies, such as potable reuse, on the water quality of the end users’ existing drinking water systems that have known issues with tuberculation, and develop management strategies to mitigate adverse impacts.
Due: 12/19/18, 2:00 PM MT

Integration of High Frequency Performance Data for Microbial and contaminant Control in Potable Reuse Systems (4954) – The goal is to evaluate the integration of performance data and statistical process control into potable reuse operations.
Due: 12/19/18, 2:00 PM MT

Indicator Viruses to Confirm Performance of Advanced Physical Treatment (4955) – The goal is to identify and evaluate potential viral indicator(s) for assessing performance of physical treatment processes during advance water treatment for potable reuse.
Due: 12/19/18, 2:00 PM MT

New Techniques, Tools, and Validation Protocols for Achieving Log Removal Credit across NF and RO Membranes (4958) – The primary objective is to identify methods and procedures for validation of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane integrity that will provide regulators with confidence to award appropriate Log Removal Values for the technology.
Due: 12/12/18, 2:00 PM MT

Review of Industrial Contaminants Associated with Water Quality or Adverse Performance Impacts for Potable Reuse Treatment (4960) – The goal is to identify contaminants or families of compounds related to industry or manufacturing, and review the types of industries that may consume or discharge these compounds, and develop mitigation strategies.
Due: 12/12/18, 2:00 PM MT

The Use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies and Metagenomics Approaches to Evaluate Water and Wastewater Quality Monitoring and Treatment Technologies (4961) – The objective is to identify applications for Next Generation Sequencing and metagenomics tools that have the most potential for use in a utility monitoring program.
Due: 12/19/18, 2:00 PM MT

Developing a New Foundational Understanding of SAR-Soil Structure Interactions to Provide Management Options for Recycled Water Use in Agriculture (4963) – The goals are to obtain a better understanding of sodium absorption ratio/electro-conductivity interactions between recycling water and specific soil parameters, and achieve increased understanding of specific plant-soil interactions as affected by irrigation with recycled water.
Due: 12/12/18, 2:00 PM MT

Proposals submitted in response to these RFPs must follow The Water Research Foundation’s document Guidelines for Focus Area Program Proposals. The guidelines contain instructions for the technical aspects, financial statements, and administrative requirements that the applicant must follow. 

About WRF
The Water Research Foundation is a 501c3 organization officially formed in January 2018 after the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. The merged Foundation is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. Learn more at or