DWPR Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA)
Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) funding plays a critical role in iterating an idea from the lab through to a real-world demonstration that can both attract industry commercialization and serve the water treatment community in its usefulness.
Through DWPR, research sponsors partner with Reclamation to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that has a national significance – where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public.
The program has aligned its objectives with the strategic desalination research agenda from National Research Council’s Desalination: A National Perspective. Washington, D.C.: National Research Council of the National Academies, 2008 and Water Reuse. Washington, D.C.: National Research Council of the National Academies, 2012.
The objective of DWPR's Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) is to invite private industry, universities, water utilities, and other research sponsors to submit proposals to cost share full and pilot scale testing projects that address DWPR program goals and objectives.