RFP issued for survey of reclaimed-water monitoring

The WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on 16 November 2011 for an assessment of reclaimed water monitoring.

Real Time Monitoring Tools to Characterize Microbial Contaminants in Reclaimed Water: State of the Science Assessment (WateReuse-11-06) will seek to provide a state-of-the-science assessment of tools for monitoring pathogenic microorganisms or surrogates in reclaimed-water systems. The goal is to describe and compare approaches that are commercially available, emerging and/or under development with an emphasis on real-time or near-real-time microbiological monitoring of water reuse applications.

The results of this project will need to be delivered in an easy-to-use format such as an electronic catalogue, database or other product chosen by the proposer. WRRF emphasizes that this project is targeted as an assessment of existing information and, as such, proposals should not include research aims designed to generate new data through the conduct of laboratory or field investigations.

Proposals are due by 4 January 2012.