FY24 Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects

US Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $800,000

Fields of work: Water Resource Management Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water

Applicant type: Individuals, Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


The United States Department of the Interior (Department), Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, and technologically efficient ways to desalinate and treat water.

DWPR funding plays a critical role in iterating an idea from the lab to a real-world demonstration, yielding products that serve the water treatment community and attract commercialization interest. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that has a national significance—where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public.

The goal of the DWPR program is to address the need to reduce the costs, energy requirements, and environmental impacts of treating impaired and unusable water. The program also aligns with Executive Order (E.O.) 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” by investing in development and application of advanced water treatment technologies that expand access to otherwise unusable water resources, thereby increasing water supply flexibility under the risks of long-term climate change and shorter-term drought.

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This page was last reviewed October 07, 2023 and last updated October 07, 2023