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Water Security Grand Challenge Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest prizes and announcements from the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House-initiated, Department of Energy-led effort to use a coordinated suite of prize competitions, early-stage R&D, and other programs to make rapid progress on a set of critical water issues. Read the newsletter here.

Articles and Blogs

News articles and blogs related to the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Water Security Grand Challenge.

U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Water Security Grand Challenge Thermoelectric Cooling Prize
DOE seeks public comment on the design of a prize competition aimed at lowering water use in thermoelectric power plants.
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Department of Energy Launches $9 Million Desalination Prize
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize.
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Water Security Prize to Stimulate Resource Recovery among Small and Medium-sized Facilities
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize.
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Department of Energy Challenges Innovators to Harness the Power of the Oceans
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced developments in two new prizes.
DOE Selects National Alliance for Water Innovation to Lead $100 Million Energy-Water Desalination Hub
Secretary Rick Perry announced nearly $100 million for the National Alliance for Water Innovation to lead a DOE Energy-Water Desalination
Department of Energy Invests $4.6M in Produced Water Treatment
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected four projects to receive $4.6M for produced water treatment research and development.
Advanced Manufacturing Office Issues Request for Information on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize
Request for Information (RFI) Number: DE-FOA-0002165 This is solely a Request for Information. This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Water Security Grand Challenge: Workshop Outcomes
Describes the outcomes of a 2018 water security energy nexus workshop conducted at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition
Prize competition seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies.
Energy Department Announces $4M for University Training and Research Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy selected 10 coal technology projects at U.S. colleges and universities to receive funding.
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World Water Day: Recognizing the Importance of Clean and Affordable Water
In celebration of World Water Day, EERE would like to help recognize the importance of safe, secure, and affordable water.
DOE Announces Prize Competition for Wave Energy Water Desalination
Prize builds on DOE efforts to spur U.S. Innovation through competition to accelerate technology development.
Chevron Technology Ventures Awards Winners in FE-Supported Produced Water Challenge
Today, Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC announced three winners of the FE-supported Chevron Tech Challenge for Produced Water.
Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Energy-Water Desalination Hub to Provide Secure and Affordable Water
Hub will focus on early-stage research and development to address water security issues in the United States.
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DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge
Challenge aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
U.S. Department of Energy and Chevron Technology Ventures Announce Cooperation Agreement for Produced Water Challenge
DOE and Chevron Technology Ventures announced a new agreement to advance solutions to produced water issues.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Leads White House Discussion on Federal Prizes and Challenges
Group discussed ways to tackle some of our nation’s most important water issues through innovation opportunities.