Processing Magazine

WERF seeks proposals for new water quality research

June 5, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is accepting pre-proposals under its 2012 Unsolicited Research Program.

The program aims to fund pioneering research that significantly advances understanding of the most pressing water quality issues and provides practical solutions to the challenges facing wastewater and stormwater programs.

WERF will also consider proposals that take existing research to the next level of completion.

Proposers are invited to submit pre-proposals on topics consistent with WERF''s ongoing efforts to advance science and technology addressing water quality issues as they impact water resources, the atmosphere, the land and quality of life. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, conveyance systems; wastewater treatment; reuse; solids management; condition assessment and infrastructure management; energy efficiency; decentralized collection and treatment systems; risk assessment and communication; watershed management and water quality; and other emerging issues.