- Advanced Water Treatment
Advanced Water Treatment
Advanced water treatment and water reuse (AWT) is a new water supply source, which increases water use efficiency and water supply currently unused or underused sources. Water reuse and desalination may be the only ways to create “new” water supplies to meet these needs—and to fulfill the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (Interior) strategy goals and Reclamation’s mission.
Thus, AWT enables Reclamation to partner with water users throughout the West to expand the supply of water to meet growing needs. AWT is not an exclusive program, but cuts across Reclamation as we have many programs, projects, and expertise that incorporate AWT. Each of the programs use the findings of the research and encourages stakeholders to apply AWT rather than conventional treatment when appropriate. There are also a number of Reclamation projects incorporating AWT research to solve problems that have not been solved before and also have implications beyond the project, e.g. the Water Quality Improvement Center at the Yuma Desalting Plant and the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Demonstration Facility.
Reclamation's AWT research investments support a continuum of activities beginning with basic research discoveries leading to lab, pilot, and demonstration-scale testing to show technical and economic feasibility.
Bureau of Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Seeks Proposals to Improve Water Treatment Technologies
(December 11, 2014) The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals within two funding opportunity announcements to improve water treatment technologies aimed at increasing water management flexibility through new usable water supplies in the United States. The first is for research, laboratory studies and the second is for pilot projects. Read More →
Nine Desalination and Water Purification Research Projects and Pilot Studies Receive $1.4 million from the Bureau of Reclamation
(August 11, 2014) Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that nine research projects and pilot studies will receive $1.4 million to address desalination and water purification needs. Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research Program will provide the funding for four research laboratory-scale projects and three pilot testing projects. Two previously announced pilot-scale projects will receive second-year funding. Read More →
(March 31, 2014) Reclamation is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development to launch the Desal Prize – a worldwide effort to identify and promote innovation in brackish groundwater desalination. Reclamation is providing technical guidance to the project and will host Desal Prize semi-finalists at its Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, N.M. Read More →