Reclamation seeks desalination research funding proposals

Four or five laboratory studies and one or two pilot projects on desalination and water purification are to be given funds by the US government in the Bureau of Reclamation’s new Desalination & Water Purification Research Program.

Reclamation announced on 7 December 2012 that it would provide up to US$ 150,000 for research and laboratory studies and US$ 400,000 for pilot projects. It is currently seeking pre-proposals from private industry, universities, water utilities and others.

The purpose of the research program is to develop more environmentally sensitive, cost-effective and technologically efficient means to desalinate water.

The funding opportunity announcement is available on by searching for announcement number R13SF80004. Pre-proposals are due by 3 January 2013.