- 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.
Reclamation Invests in Science and Technology Development Research Projects to Address Water and Power Challenges
The ability to deliver water and generate power from Bureau of Reclamation facilities is becoming more challenging and complex. To ensure a sustainable and reliable supply of water for irrigation, municipal, hydropower generation and other uses, Reclamation is investing $9.17 million for 157 science and technology development projects across Reclamation. Read More →
The Cle Elum Helix is an example of one of the projects receiving funding in FY 2016.
The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a $30,000 prize competition seeking improved methods to measure the food resources available for threatened and endangered fish. Advancing technology for monitoring how food is available for fish species can lower the cost and improve the effectiveness of fish recovery efforts. Learn More →
The Fall 2015 issue of The Knowledge Stream (PDF, 6.7 MB) focuses on research and science updates, including Reclamation's first water prize competition—New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection. This edition spotlights research on invasive quagga and zebra mussels monitoring, early detection, and control, which is one of the Science and Technology Program’s priority areas of research. Read Issue →