- 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.
(Aug. 15, 2016) Future increases in precipitation in the Upper Colorado River Basin may increase groundwater recharge, offsetting reductions that would result from increased temperatures, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation. Read More →
Bureau of Reclamation Selects Winners of Prize Competition Seeking Methods to Quantify Drift Invertebrates in River and Estuary Systems
(Jul. 15, 2016) Quantifying the vital food supply for threatened and endangered fish has been complicated for scientists. But that may be changing. Through a Bureau of Reclamation prize competition, five ideas were selected that have merit and may lead to breakthroughs quantifying the drift invertebrates in river and estuary systems. Read More →
(Summer 2016) This issue focuses on climate variability and extremes. From research for better ways of estimating heavy precipitation to improved tools for forecasting of floods and droughts, highlights include efforts to better understand the increasing challenges in managing water resources in an era of changing climate, and to develop more effective decision-support tools to help navigate those challenges.
Other areas of interest feature articles connecting to Reclamation reservoir operations, including pilot studies located in Reclamation’s five regions, which focus on identifying how improving forecast skills or improving ways of using forecasting information can provide opportunities for increases in water management flexibility. Read Issue →
Bureau of Reclamation Selects Twenty-one Projects to Receive $2.93 Million to Study Water Treatment Technologies
(Jun. 30, 2016) Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López today announced $2.93 million in funding for water treatment technologies research. This funding is being provided through the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for the development of new water treatment technologies and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for research into the deployment of new technologies that supports the expansion of water technologies in new locations. Read More →