Desalination

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides new authority to Reclamation to develop a desalination construction program that will provide a path for ocean or brackish water desalination projects to receive Federal funding.

The feasibility studies for the following desalination projects meet the requirements contained in Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards WTR 11-01. These findings have been transmitted to Congress.

Report to Congress - Feasibility Study Review Findings Report

The Bureau of Reclamation has transmitted a WIIN Desalination Project Feasibility Study Findings Report to Congress.


Announcements


Current Status

Desalination Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity closed on April 23, 2021. Applications are being reviewed.


Proposed Calendar

March 2021

  • March 24: Desalination Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity is available.

April 2021

  • April 23: Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity closed.

News Releases

April 29, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation makes $32 million in funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects under the WIIN Act

May 30, 2018
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects under the WIIN Act and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

Last Updated: 8/9/21