- Research and Development Office
Research and Development Office
The Research and Development Office advances Reclamation's mission to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
(Jan. 7, 2016) Learn about the various prize competitions in water availability, ecosystem restoration, and infrastructure sustainability. Also learn about prize competitions in general and get research updates from Reclamation.
(Jan. 7, 2016) The Bureau of Reclamation has selected six ideas out of 22 submitted for its "New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection" prize competition. Four out of the six submissions fully qualified under the prize competition guidelines and will receive a shared total of $20,000. Read More →
Reclamation Seeks Proposals for Water Treatment Research, Laboratory Studies and Pilot-Scale Projects for Desalination and Water Purification
(Dec. 15, 2015) As part of an ongoing effort to further technological advances related to imbalances between water supply and demand, the Bureau of Reclamation announced today it will seek proposals for research, laboratory studies and pilot-scale projects that target increasing the usable supply of water in the United States as part of its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Today’s announcement occurred as private sector and governmental representatives attended a White House Roundtable on Water Innovation being led by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and other senior Administration officials. Participants at the roundtable are discussing how to plan, efficiently use and develop new clean water supplies to ensure our nation’s resilience to water supply shortages. Read More →
Reclamation Invests in Science and Technology Development Research Projects to Address Water and Power Challenges
The ability to deliver water and generate power from Bureau of Reclamation facilities is becoming more challenging and complex. To ensure a sustainable and reliable supply of water for irrigation, municipal, hydropower generation and other uses, Reclamation is investing $9.17 million for 157 science and technology development projects across Reclamation. Read More →
The Cle Elum Helix is an example of one of the projects receiving funding in FY 2016.