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Developing innovative solutions for inland desalination plants to reduce concentrate volumes and increase fresh water supplies in water short areas.

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How to Participate

Get involved and learn more about the key steps to participating in More Water Less Concentrate.

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Register

Do you have an idea to reduce the volume of concentrate and generate more usable water from inland desalination plants? You must first register no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.

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Submit

Individuals, teams, and organizations that meet eligibility criteria are welcome to submit solutions. Ideas should focus on solutions that reduce the volume of concentrate and generate more usable water from inland desalination plants. Submit no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.

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Evaluation

Each valid submission receives scores and comments from five Evaluation Panel members, using a trait-scoring rubric with four criteria: concentrate volume reduction, feasibility, water recovery, and prototype plan. All scores are normalized to ensure fairness for all solvers.

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Building a Prototype

Up to five Finalists will be awarded $115,000 each to build a prototype according to their submission within an eleven-month period. Working prototypes need to be present at the demonstration site by Monday, June 20, 2022.

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Demonstration

Finalists will demonstrate their working prototype at a live event in June 2022 at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, NM.  The winner will receive $150,000 and an additional $100,000 may be awarded to other Finalists.

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