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WERF seeks water quality research proposals

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The Water Environment Research Foundation is seeking a pre-proposals under its 2011 Unsolicited Research Program. WERF is providing up to $530,000 to fund pioneering research that significantly advances the understanding of today's most pressing water quality issues and provides practical solutions to the challenges facing wastewater and stormwater programs.



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 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 http://www.werf.org/search for a list of ongoing, completed, and planned research, as this will help proposers avoid duplication.



The Unsolicited Research Program supports WERF's mission by funding research projects that can be the catalyst for transforming our understanding of our water resources, our ability to protect and preserve them, and our efforts to minimize impacts on our environment.



The call for pre-proposals and complete instructions are available online at http://www.werf.org/funding. Contact Senior Program Director Amit Pramanik at 571-384-2101 or apramanik@werf.org for additional information.



All pre-proposals are due in WERF's offices by 5:00 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2011.




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