FY19 WVWRI & USGS 104b Request for Proposals

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WV Water Research Institute releases Request for Proposals

The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded March 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, will sponsor the research. Faculty from all West Virginia colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. Funding selected proposals is dependent upon the availability of funds. It is expected that 3-5 projects will be funded in the range of $10,000 – $20,000 each. It is expected that approximately $70,000 will be available for new projects in 2019. Areas of Emphasis/Research Priorities for the State of West Virginia are listed below.

Water Metrics

• THM’s-factors controlling PSD exceedances; especially in older systems along the Ohio river; what compliance reports are reflecting
• Bromide sources-sources, mass balance in streams, factors controlling stream concentrations, impacts
• Policy options proven to protect water resources that could help WV
• Data to support policy options

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

• Watershed management to reduce flooding
• Project changes in storm hydrographs
• Baseflow indices at the watershed level
• Pooling water resources for use during drought
• Capacity and effects of water withdrawals
• Warmer water temperatures lead to longer retention times in lakes and reservoirs (and decreases in mine drainage) which increases productivity of algae blooms, nitrogen, and phosphorus even in winter in regions of the Potomac Basin and Highlands of WV
• Effects of climate change on water bodies during seasonal withdraws
• Models for predicting future changes based on potential uses and withdrawals; of special interest – Opekiska and Stonewall Jackson/Tygart reservoirs

Industrial Processes and Urban Sprawl

• Withdrawals/consumptions
• Treating and managing high TDS waters from mining sources

State Water Budget

• Access large, existing datasets such as those used to make annual reports to the State Legislature from sources such as WVDEP, USACE, USGS, WVDHHR, DNR and others.
• Identify small user data needs. Data Needs—Inventory and quantify small to medium water withdrawal users.
• Collaborate with agencies such as USGS, USACE, DNR, WVDEP, WVDHHR and others to develop new and build on existing models that reflect water inputs versus outputs, how much to release and when, what water quality looks like in the future based on climate change, seasonal impacts, and cumulative impacts on watersheds and aquatic life.
• Identify timing (seasonality) of water withdrawals; how much water is taken, when it is taken.
• Identify spatially water-sensitive watersheds (water quantity limited and biologically;
e. g. federally or state listed ETC species) in the state.
• Use data such as TNC e-flows data to develop thresholds for adverse effects on biological life and drinking water quality and cumulative effects assessment at varying withdrawals, i.e., 30% and 50%.
• Propose pilot study in small watershed with current water withdrawals such as from shale gas development to identify biological end points, impacts to recreational value from flow variations on trout, bass, etc. in specific systems to show cumulative effects.
• Refine use data (withdrawal and user) by watershed to provide a general inventory by watershed of cumulative withdrawals regularly updated as to what is being withdrawn and translating hydrologic withdrawals into biological consequences, drinking water consequences (quality/condition/capacity of drinking water plants), and ecological services consequences.

Proposals under this announcement must be submitted to the WVWRI in pdf format to: Tamara.Vandivort@mail.wvu.edu by 5:00 pm November 30, 2018. Please include USGS104b in the subject line.

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FY18 WVWRI & USGS 104B Request for Proposals

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WV Water Research Institute releases Request for Proposals

The WV Water Research Institute is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, will sponsor the research. Faculty from all WV Colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. It is expected that three to five projects will be funded in the range of $10,000 – $20,000 each. Areas of Emphasis/Research Priorities for the State of West Virginia are listed below.

Water Metrics
• THM’s-factors controlling PSD exceedances*
• Bromide sources-sources, mass balance in streams, factors controlling stream concentrations, impacts*
• Policy options proven to protect water resources that could help WV

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
• Watershed management to reduce flooding
• Project changes in storm hydrographs
• Baseflow indices at the watershed level
• Pooling water resources for use during drought

Industrial Processes and Urban Sprawl
• Withdrawals/consumptions
• UIC’s Issues with permitting, compliance, safety

Proposals under this announcement must be submitted through the internet site at niwr.net. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time December 15, 2017.

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FY17 WVWRI & USGS 104b Request for Proposals

Written by Tamara Vandivort on . Posted in Funding, News

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Background

The West Virginia Water Research Institute is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey will sponsor the research. Faculty from all West Virginia colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. It is expected that up to 4 projects will be funded at $10,000 each. The closing date is December 21, 2016.

Proposals are invited that enhance the Environmental STEM Research Program at the Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia. Successful applicants will develop aspects of the proposed research into a curriculum that will be taught to Boy Scouts of varying ages, typically 12-20 years of age. Proposed research and activities should complement the current Environmental STEM Research Program at the BSA Bechtel Summit and fit into the framework already established. Research areas already established in the program include Ecohydrology, Wetland Ecology and Phenology.

Research topics of primary interest include stream recovery from mining operations and indicators of long term climatic trends.

Closing Date:

December 21, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are faculty members or affiliates at institutions of higher education in the State of West Virginia.

Ineligible applicants are the following:

    a. Applications for research on health effects involving human subjects.
    b. Applications for research involving oceanography (estuarine research applications are acceptable).
    c. Applications submitted by principal investigator(s) that have not met reporting requirements on a previous award by the USGS.

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RFP Announcement – FY15 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

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The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs; development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water; alternative approaches and governance mechanisms for integrated management of ground and surface waters; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.

For more information and to download the RFP, click on the image below.

RFP # G15AS00019

Closing Date(s):
5:00 pm, Eastern Time, February 19, 2015 (Investigators)
5:00 pm, Eastern Time, March 12, 2015 (Approved by Institutes)

FY2015 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants RFP

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