The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced that Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available for six new research projects funded under the Solicited Research Program. In addition, one new RFP was posted under the Emerging Opportunities Program.

WRF subscribers are encouraged to participate in the Solicited Program projects by volunteering to serve as a test facility, provide water samples, respond to surveys, loan equipment, or share staff expertise on particular research projects. Participating utilities gain firsthand information about the study and benefit from working with researchers and others in the water community.

Proposals submitted must follow the Guidelines for Focus Area Program Proposals. The guidelines contain instructions for the technical aspects, financial statements, and administrative requirements that the applicant must follow. Due date is Nov. 27, 2018, 2 p.m. MT:

Proposals submitted in response to the Emerging Opportunities Program can refer to the Emerging Opportunity Program Worksheets for further guidance. The following RFP is due Oct. 24, 2018, 3 p.m. MT:

WRF is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water.