This event is a novel means for the Bureau of Reclamation to award four to six grants of up to $150,000 each. Some refer to it as the government’s version of a “shark tank”. Grants will fund R&D of desalination technologies and processes. The public is invited to attend the reception, listen to the pitches, and participate in a live vote for the crowd favorite. The public event will follow 1 ½ days of private pitches to a panel of experts who will ultimately decide who gets the awards. Tours of BGNDRF will be available from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on the 29th. A limited number of tickets are available, see website for details.