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Desalination & Water Purification

desalination graphic The Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR) works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop more cost-effective, technologically efficient ways to desalinate water. This program supports work on innovations under cooperative agreements.

This is part of Reclamation's larger research efforts to develop more effective advanced water treatment for new water supplies.

Authorization

The Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR) is authorized by the Desalination Act, Public Law 104-298.

Funding and Solicitation

DWPR requires cost sharing -- see our list of projects by cost sharing and state. A competitive, merit-reviewed process is used for making awards with a recommended cost-sharing of 25 to 50% Federal contribution and a maximum Federal funding up to $5 million per year.

This information was last updated on January 30, 2013
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