Request for Proposals — California Direct Potable Reuse Initiative

Aug. 9, 2014

The WateReuse Research Foundation announces the availability of $250,000 in funding to develop and demonstrate an assessment method for decision makers considering a direct potable reuse (DPR) water supply system versus various other alternative supplies, taking into consideration the full economic, social, and environmental impacts of each approach.

Develop Methodology for Comprehensive Analysis (Triple Bottom Line) of Alternative Water Supply Projects Compared to Direct Potable Reuse (WRRF-14-03)

Elected officials, water and wastewater agency officials, regulators, as well as other interested parties with the responsibility to plan and implement optimal water supply solutions need to understand the holistic differences between DPR and other various water supply options. In many cases, only the financial impacts are evaluated and compared.

However, to provide a true comparison, a fully objective and comprehensive assessment and analysis is warranted. Thus, this study, which will build upon prior Foundation research, will employ an approach that considers more than financial effects on the implementing organization. It will provide decision makers with a triple bottom line (TBL) assessment methodology and tool to evaluate the financial, environmental, and social factors of various water supply options being considered compared to DPR. 

Proposals Due: September 26, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern

To view the RFP, click here.

This project is sponsored by the WateReuse Research Foundation’s California Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Initiative and the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence as part of the WateReuse Research Foundation’s Solicited Research Program.

The WateReuse Research Foundation conducts and promotes applied research on water recycling and desalination. Under the Foundation’s Solicited Research Program and Feasibility Studies Program, research contractors are selected through a competitive process. To view all open RFPs, click here.

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