RGBI Request for Proposals
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is soliciting proposals for the federal-funded Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin project. The purpose of this request is to engage Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel to develop projects benefitting the management of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas. Proposals should adhere to these general focus areas:
- Advance water conservation and technology;
- Conduct research and assess new technologies and policies for conservation and efficiency of water use for agricultural and municipal irrigation;
- Provide research and development of best management practices for water reuse, desalination, rainwater capture and other advances for optimizing water use;
- Improve crop and landscape water use efficiency and drought tolerance for rural and urban communities and provide guidelines for native plant use;
- Provide resources for outreach and extension, and provide policy analysis for innovations in water conservation and emerging technologies.
All proposals should focus on the South Texas region specifically with implications to the Rio Grande basin in regard to water conservation. Funding for 8-10 awards is expected ranging between $50,000 and $75,000. Up to 2 exceptional projects may be considered up to $100,000. Proposed projects will begin with a start date of September 17, 2012, and end on June 30, 2013, with no extensions allowed. Proposals must be received by email to Danielle Kalisek, email@example.com, prior to 5:00 pm Central Time, August 31, 2012.