Advanced Water Treatment Research
Advanced water treatment is one of our few opportunities to create new water supplies for both inland and coastal areas. Research and innovation are needed to bring these new water supplies to the American West to help fulfill Reclamation's mission. Research and Development is part of Reclamation's overall activities for advanced water treatment.
Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Seeks Proposals to Improve Water Treatment TechnologiesReclamation 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. Reclamation will make a total of up to $1.4 million available for the funding opportunities. Research and laboratory studies may request up to $150,000 and pilot projects may request up to $400,000. Applicants are required to provide at least a 50 percent cost-share utilizing non-federal dollars. Institutions of higher education are not required to provide a cost-share for research and laboratory studies, but it is encouraged.
The funding opportunities are available at www.grants.gov by searching for announcement number R15AS00019 for research and laboratory studies and R15AS00021 for pilot projects. Applications are due on February 16, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. See more.
Reclamation, in cooperation with the COMET Program, has published a set of video interviews with Frank Leitz, Senior Chemical Engineer at Reclamation. In these three short video interviews, Frank shares stories and lessons learned from his work on water purification and desalination projects.
The National Research Council's overarching goals for advanced water treatment research are to:
Our Research Program
The Desalination and Water Purification Research program was established to facilitate partnerships with academia, private industry, and local communities to develop more cost-effective, technologically efficient means to desalinate water.
Reclamation’s AWT research, development, and implementation is providing innovative solutions our nation needs to help address droughts, uncertainty, and water needs for increasing population. AWT allows communities to develop a diverse portfolio of water supplies from non-traditional sources.
Our research priorities are based on our collaborations with the National Research Council, the NWRI, and others:Desalination Roadmap (1 mb pdf)
Desalination Implementation Roadmap (1 mb pdf)
Videos for Desalination in Reclamation:
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