Pitch to Pilot

    DWPR Funding Opportunity

    Bridging Reclamation's Clean Water Technologies for Today and Tomorrow

    Applications due by June 17, 2020

    Pitch to Pilot logo with Hoover Dam in background, swirling water wave, and One Water, One West at topThe Bureau of Reclamation is making up to $1 million available through its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program.

    This funding opportunity is seeking innovative and cost-effective new water treatment technologies. This unique, two-phase funding opportunity will have selected applicants pitch their new technology to technical experts this fall. "There is a need to reduce the cost, energy requirements and environmental impacts in treating unusable water," said Program Administrator Yuliana Porras-Mendoza. "This innovative program allows technical experts to help select the strongest applicants."

    Reclamation is looking for new technologies or processes to:

      • Treat brackish groundwater in a less energy-intensive way than currently available.

      • Reduce cost, energy, and/or environmental impacts of reverse osmosis/nanofiltration concentrate.

      • Improve the efficiency of the water treatment process–either by improvements to pre-treatment, post-treatment, monitoring, sensors, or other innovative process or technology.

      • Reduce costs, energy usage, and/or environmental impacts of seawater desalination, including intakes and/or outfalls.

      • Reduce costs, energy requirements, and/or environmental impacts of treating impaired and unusable water to standards necessary for an identified beneficial use.

    Applications are due by June 17, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. MDT. If your application is selected, you will be invited to participate in the "pitch" event on September 24 - 25, 2020.

    News Release
    FOA at Grants.gov

    For more information, contact Yuliana Porras-Mendoza, Desalination and Water Research Program Administrator, at yporrasmendoza@usbr.gov or (303) 445-2265

Last Updated: 6/22/20