WERF releases $600,000 in funding for water quality research

June 12, 2007
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is seeking pre-proposals for its Unsolicited Research Program for research that will advance knowledge and understanding in water quality and that could transform how WERF subscribers perform their business. WERF will also consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water quality problems. "This is the second year of our revitalized unsolicited research program," said...

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 8, 2007 -- The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is seeking pre-proposals for its Unsolicited Research Program for research that will advance knowledge and understanding in water quality and that could transform how WERF subscribers perform their business.

WERF will also consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water quality problems.

"This is the second year of our revitalized unsolicited research program," said Director of Research Dan Woltering. "It is a key component of WERF's overall research effort and a tangible commitment to future science and technology advances."

Proposals in all relevant wastewater and water quality areas are welcome. WERF currently has research under way on the following topics: wastewater treatment and reuse; solids treatment and reuse; infrastructure management; operations optimization including energy efficiency; stormwater; decentralized collection and treatment systems; risk assessment and communication; and watershed management and water quality.

WERF has up to $600,000 (in total) for unsolicited research under this call for pre-proposals and will allocate these funds in a manner that proposed research outcomes will benefit WERF Subscribers to the maximum extent possible. All pre-proposals are due in WERF's offices by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 20, 2007.

The call for pre-proposals can be viewed at www.werf.org, along with complete instructions.

The Water Environment Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps utilities and corporations preserve the water environment and protect human health by providing science and technology research to enhance management of our water resources.

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