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Call for Proposals

March 2024 Call for Proposals

WATER QUALITY AND HEALTH

CD2024_01: Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies: A review of source, pathway, and fate for selected compounds

Type of project: Call Down

Overview: This c.3-month Call Down project aims to review available information regarding potential sources, fate, transport and additional areas of risk for PFAS compounds. This is to support understanding of which compounds not currently named in the recast Drinking Water Directive regulations may be in Scottish drinking water sources. It builds on the findings and recommendations of CRW2022_01 Developing risk assessment approaches for PFAS and watch list parameters under the recast Drinking Water Directive.

Budget: up to a maximum of £40,000 excluding VAT (if applicable).

Project Status: Project in procurement.

Call dates: Thursday 28th March – Tuesday 30th April, 15:00.

Please visit the project page for full details.

 

LAND AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

CRW2023_15: Review of monitoring approaches to deliver healthy ecosystems for Scotland's protected fresh waters and wetlands

Type of project: Capacity Building

Overview: NatureScot is reforming the current approach to Site Condition Monitoring for protected areas to support the delivery of healthy ecosystems. This new approach will better inform practical conservation by transitioning to site-based assessments, prioritise indicators that inform management, and incorporate the wider landscape thus allowing NatureScot to identify and address pressures at appropriate scales. The overall aim of this project is to review and make recommendations on what metrics to measure to support the effective delivery of ecosystem health for Scotland’s protected fresh waters and wetlands. This project builds on the findings and recommendations of a previous CREW study: CRW2019_03 Moderating extremes in water availability – a review of the role of functioning wetlands which provided a compilation of existing knowledge regarding wetland functions.

Budget: up to a maximum of £72,000 excluding VAT (if applicable).

Project Status: Project in procurement.

Call dates: Monday 25th March – Tuesday 7th May, 15:00.

Please visit the project page for full details.

 

WATER QUALITY AND HEALTH

CRW2023_10: Review of psychoactive substances wastewater monitoring approaches and recommendations for the feasibility of applying different approaches in Scotland

Type of project: Capacity Building

Overview:  The overall aim of this project is to establish the feasibility and benefits of using the current Scottish Water influent monitoring infrastructure to also monitor psychoactive substances and their metabolites in Scotland and, particularly, how it would benefit existing early warning reporting systems and other intelligence gathering (such as, but not restricted to, RADAR).

Budget: up to a maximum of £80,000 excluding VAT (if applicable).

Project Status: Project in procurement.

Call dates: Monday 11th March – Wednesday 24th April, 15:00.

Please visit the project page for full details.

 

GUIDANCE & DOCUMENTATION

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