Mar 15, 2011

Water Research Foundation Announces 20 Requests for Proposals

RFPs total more than $3.5 million

The Water Research Foundation announced 20 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that are now open for competitive bidding.

Interested parties can view the RFPs at or request copies from the foundation at 303.347.6118 or [email protected]. Please include the RFP identification number when making requests. Proposal due dates vary, but range from April through July.

Current guidelines for proposal submission are available at

The 20 RFPs and their identification numbers are:

• Assessing Potential Short-Term Impacts of Chloramination (4320);

• Addressing Revenue Gaps Through Improved Financial Practices and Effective Utility Management (4366);

• Answers to Challenging Infrastructure Management Questions (4367);

• Assessing Performance of Biofilm Sampling Approaches (4368);

• Best Practices for Water Utility Legal Protection and Claims Management from Infrastructure Failure Events (4369);

• Controlling the Formation of Nitrosamines During Water Treatment (4370);

• Effective Organization and Component Analysis of Water Utility Leakage Data (4372);

• Guidance for Treatment of Variable Manganese Loading (4373);

• Main Breaks: Current Knowledge and Research Roadmap (4374);

• Methodology for Determining Baseline Commercial, Institutional and Industrial End Uses of Water (4375);

• Guidance Document for Testing Medium-Pressure UV Inactivation of Viruses (4376);

• Quality Management of Infrastructure Assets from Manufacture to Installation (4377);

• Water Footprints and the Value of Water: New Concepts for Sustainable Water Utilities and Communities (4378);

• Workshop: Research Needs About Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing (4379);

• Addressing Climate Change by Applying Adaptive Management Techniques to Infrastructure Management (4380);

• Effective Communication of Climate Change Effects to Stakeholders (4381);

• Impact of Climate Change on the Ecology of Algal Blooms (4382);

• Green Building Design: Water Quality and Utility Management Considerations (4383);

• Identifying Gaps in Understanding the Benefits/Costs of Boil Water Advisories as a Public Health Protection Measure (4385); and

• Decision Support Program for Reducing EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water (4386).