LOI Deadline
Posted: 4/17/2024

ERDC -- Harmful Algal Bloom Demonstration Program

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) seeks expert technical support and demonstration of scalable freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) prevention, detection, and management technologies. The goal of this effort is to identify solutions capable of reducing the severity and frequency of HABs impacting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water resources development projects and other freshwaters across the Nation as authorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, Section 128.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), which can be caused in freshwater by various cyanobacteria, represent a significant and costly threat to our Nation’s economy and natural resources. HABs impact waterways, infrastructure, operations, and associated resources nationwide. Innovative, cost-effective, and scalable technologies for early detection, prevention, and management of HABs are needed. 

This project focuses on the field demonstration of innovative HAB detection, prevention, and management technologies, or combinations of technologies, that have been successfully demonstrated at lab or pilot scales. To reduce the frequency and severity of HAB impacts to our Nation, these technologies must be cost-effective, scalable, and applicable for use in varied freshwater system types (e.g., lotic, lentic) and varied climatic ecoregions. This program will generate defensible technology cost and performance data to guide optimal technology use and implementation at field scale. Technologies that focus exclusively on water quality or drinking water are not the focus of this demonstration program.

Deadline for Pre-proposals: May 10, 2024

Funding Type
LOI Deadline:
Sponsor: Rolling