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Environmental Issues in Water Delivery and Management
Water and Power Infrastructure Reliability
Water Operations Decision Support
Conserving or Expanding Water Supplies

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Science and Technology Research

The Science and Technology Program has four research categories with multiple research topics assigned to each one. The lead researcher for each project chooses one research topic when submitting the original proposal. Click on a highlighted Researcher link to learn more about that project's Principal Investigator, or click on a linked project title to view that project's details.

Water and Power Infrastructure Reliability

Improve the reliability of Reclamation water storage, water delivery, and hydropower facilities by producing or advancing effective solutions, tools, and practices that Reclamation facility managers can use to cost effectively maintain, modernize, and extend the life of Reclamation's aging infrastructure.R&D needs should be primarily related to Reclamation's operation and maintenance responsibilities. Safety of Dams R&D should be directed to Reclamation's Dam Safety Program.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Bartojay P.E., Katie Comparative Analysis on Reducing Concrete Shrinkage and Cracking 2725 2015 2015
DeHaan, Jim Large Synchronous Generators Computer Models 3772 2015 2015
DeHaan, Jim Non-dispatchable Renewable Integration 7946 2015 2015
DeHaan, Jim Plant Condition Monitoring 2879 2014 2015
DeHaan, Jim Power System Safety 613 2015 2015
DeHaan, Jim Protection System Testing Improvements 2446 2014 2015
Dillon, Chuck Integrating Reclamation’s Mission in the National Wildland Fire System 5010 2015 2015
Eastment, Eric Power System Diagnostics 5040 2014 2015
Gallagher, Theresa Develop advanced engineering controls for further noise reduction in Chandler and Roza or in Seminoe Powerplants 8849 2015 2015
Gallagher, Theresa Implementing Noise Engineering Controls in larger powerplant 8181 2015 2015
Germann, John Cavitation Detection Technology for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance 2944 2015 2015
Germann, John Shear Pin Failure Prediction Through the Use of Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis 8542 2015 2015
Harpman, David Alexander Value Attributes in Pump Generation Plants 9737 2014 2015
Irey, Peter Cracked Embankment Erosion Research 8284 2015 2015
Kihara, Kathy Use of Aqualastic to encapsulate degraded RCC Lining in Canals 786 2013 2015
Klein, Matthew Photogrammetric Tools for Condition Assessment of Reclamation Structures 493 2015 2015
Klein, Matthew Photogrammetry App for Roughness Profile 1382 2015 2015
Klein, Matthew Trinity Intake Tunnel ROV Photogrammetry Analysis 9612 2015 2015
Landis, Mike Utilizing Drones to Survey Elephant Butte Dam - Aging Infrastructure and Safety 6015 2015 2015
Little, Daryl Demonstration Project to Implement Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) Technology to Stop Water Leaks Through Concrete 7351 2015 2015
Little, Daryl Extending the Useful Service Life of Wire Hoist Ropes using Nondestructive Testing 3973 2015 2015
Madera, Veronica Underwater Cure Polymeric Repairs to Seal Seepage Cracks 2398 2015 2015
Merten, Bobbi Jo Coal Tar Enamel & Coal Tar Epoxy Materials Analysis and Performance History 1546 2015 2015
Merten, Bobbi Jo Coating Service Lifetime Evaluation by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) 7673 2013 2015
Merten, Bobbi Jo Reclamation Infrastructure Sustainability Research Roadmapping 151 2014 2015
Meuleman, Allyn Safety Practices & Protocols for Natural Resources Field Investigators 7949 2015 2015
Morberg, Mark Three-Dimensional (3D) Scanning to 3D Printing Technology Development 8564 2015 2015
Mortensen, Josh Hydropower Research Roadmap - Mechanical 7330 2015 2015
Mortensen, Josh Penstock Air Vent Analysis 5710 2015 2015
Nowak, Kenneth Develop GPS/GIS-enabled Tablet Applications to Modernize Resources and Facility Condition Monitoring 8617 2015 2015
Rager, Audrey Evaluating Filter Material and Water Chemistry for Potential of Promoting Bacterial Growth Resulting in Clogged Drains 7101 2015 2015
Robertson, John Leaching Lithium 1938 2014 2015
Robertson, John Moisture Content Requirements for Effective Concrete Repairs 2886 2014 2015
Robertson, John Ultra High Performance Concrete Used as a Coating 4621 2015 2015
Starbuck, David Evaluating Methods to Seal Leaking Contraction Joints in Dams 7688 2015 2015
Starbuck, David Investigating Techniques for Sealing Small Cracks in Thick Concrete 2805 2015 2015
Tordonato, David Field Scale-up testing of Foul Release Coatings 5270 2013 2015
Tordonato, David Finding a Green Alternative to Vinyl Resin Coatings 8835 2015 2015
Torrey, Jessica Composites Research Roadmap 9940 2015 2015
Torrey, Jessica Corrosion Mitigation System Monitoring 4108 2015 2015
Torrey, Jessica Mobile Information Collection Application (MICA) Implementation Plan 7876 2015 2015
Torrey, Jessica Novel Methods for the Detection of Corrosion on Rebar in Concrete 1943 2015 2015
Torrey, Jessica USBR-NIST Exploratory Research Symposium 3913 2015 2015
Turcotte, Roger Potentiodynamic Polarization Testing of Zinc Anodes in Natural Waters 8623 2015 2015
White, Janet Verification that Type V Cement is required for CLSM with high sulfate native soils 2840 2013 2015
Last Updated: June 29, 2015