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WERF offers half a million dollars in water related grants

werf_logo.jpgThe Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is accepting pre-proposals under its 2011 Unsolicited Research Program. WERF is providing up to $530,000 dollars (in total) to fund pioneering research that significantly advances our understanding of today's 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. Visit WERF's website at for a list of ongoing, completed, and planned research, as this will help proposers avoid duplication.

 “WERF’s Unsolicited Research Program, by definition, seeks to leverage the creativity of top researchers in an unrestricted setting toward generating research that will benefit the water environment,” says Terry L. Johnson, senior vice president of Black & Veatch. “As researchers recognize the unique challenges of maintaining and sustaining the water environment, they traditionally prepare proposals bringing new perspectives and thought processes which expand the thought process of WERF’s Research Council and staff, thereby adding significant value to the overall WERF research program.”

The call for pre-proposals and complete instructions are available online at Contact Senior Program Director Amit Pramanik at 571-384-2101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.
All pre-proposals are due in WERF's offices by 5:00 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2011.

About WERF
The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America's leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

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