This page lists the Science and Technology Program research category areas and their descriptions. These categories can be used to find subsets of funded research. You can also view specific research in Advanced Water Treatment and Climate Change and Variability as well as our list of available patents.
Science and Technology program research is divided into four main categories, which address the main facets of Reclamation's mission.
Environmental Issues in Water Delivery and Management
Improve the reliability of Reclamation water deliveries by producing effective solutions, tools, and practices that Reclamation water managers can use to prevent water conflicts with the environmental demands on water supplies.
Fish Passage and Entrainment
Sediment Management and River Restoration
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.
Repair and Maintenance
Improving Geotechnical Infrastructure Reliability
Public and Employee Safety
Improved Power Generation
Water Operations Decision Support
Develop solutions and tools that help Reclamation water managers make effective reservoir and river system operational and planning decisions through better integration, evaluation, understanding, and presentation of critical data and information.
Managing Hydrologic Events
Water Supply Forecasting
Water Operation Models and Decision Support Systems
Water Resource Data Analysis
Conserving or Expanding Water Supplies
Enhance water supplies for Reclamation stakeholders with new technologies, solutions, and practices that expand, liberate, or conserve water supplies.
Desalination and Water Treatment
Agriculture Water Supplies
Supporting Irrigation Districts
System Water Losses
This information was last updated on May 21, 2015
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