The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides new authority to Reclamation to develop a desalination construction program that will provide a path for ocean or brackish water desalination projects to receive Federal funding.
The feasibility studies for the following desalination projects meet the requirements contained in Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards WTR 11-01. These findings have been transmitted to Congress.
Report to Congress - Feasibility Study Review Findings Report
The Bureau of Reclamation has transmitted a WIIN Desalination Project Feasibility Study Findings Report to Congress.
- WIIN Desalination Feasibility Study Review Findings Reports - Transmitted May 13, 2021
- WIIN Desalination Feasibility Study Review Findings Reports - Transmitted September 23, 2019
- WIIN Desalination Feasibility Study Review Findings Reports - Transmitted February 13, 2019
For additional information on Desalination, please contact Maribeth Menendez at 303-445-2094 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may complete this form to receive WaterSMART program notification from the Bureau of Reclamation.
On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program hosted a webinar to discuss the multiple water recycling and desalination construction funding opportunities currently open on grants.gov. The webinar included information regarding eligibility, program requirements, and the selection process for the following funding opportunities: 1) Title XVI Congressionally Authorized Projects; 2) Title XVI WIIN Act Projects; 3) Desalination Construction Projects; and 4) Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects.
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