FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact: 
Carrie Capuco
Director of Communications
571-384-2097
ccapuco@werf.org
www.werf.org

Targeted Call for Innovative Intelligent Water Systems Technologies 

(Alexandria, VA) - The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is currently seeking cutting-edge intelligent water systems to improve management in the municipal or industrial wastewater, stormwater, and water reuse sectors. Proposers must highlight key aspects of their product or process for review by a panel of experts through a Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Technology Scan. All accepted technologies will be given an opportunity to present their technology to utilities, consultants, and other WE&RF subscribers, as well as be included in the LIFT Link online technology innovation and collaboration platform. Subsequent opportunities may develop around validation, piloting, or research. Selected proposers may also be invited to join LIFT representatives at upcoming industry events and workshops on this topic.   

Submittals must pertain to municipal and industrial wastewater, stormwater, or water reuse management. Special consideration will be given to pioneering ideas that can show a marked improvement in management and performance (maximizing infrastructure life, minimizing service disruptions, predictive modelling, optimizing investment, reducing costs, compliance, etc.).

Areas of Interest:

  • Big data
  • Predictive analytics
  • Computing at source (Edge computing, smart sensors)
  • Internet of everything
  • Data visualization
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Leading practice
  • Whole of network approaches
  • Compliance management
  • Knowledge development
  • Customer interaction
  • Other intelligent water technologies

Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. There is no cost to apply. Download the application for a complete description of the program, as well as detailed instructions. Technologies in other areas will be accepted, and are encouraged. For more information, contact the WE&RF Technology and Innovation Manager Aaron Fisher afisher@werf.org.

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a 501c3 charitable corporation seeking to identify, support, and disseminate research that enhances the quality and reliability of water for natural systems and communities with an integrated approach to resource recovery and reuse; while facilitating interaction among practitioners, educators, researchers, decision makers, and the public.