For more information, contact:
Carrie W. Capuco
Director of Communications
Targeted Call for Drinking Water Technologies
May 14, 2018 (Alexandria, VA) –  The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is seeking cutting-edge drinking water technologies to improve treatment and operations. Innovative technologies and processes that can provide improvements in water quality, performance, cost, and operations (e.g., maintenance, compliance, sustainability, etc.) over conventional approaches are encouraged to apply to the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Technology Scan. Proposers must highlight key aspects of their technology or process for review by a panel of experts through LIFT.

All accepted technologies will be given an opportunity to present their technology to utilities, consultants, and other WRF subscribers, and will be included in the LIFT Link online technology innovation and collaboration platform. Subsequent opportunities may develop around research, piloting, validation, and early adoption of the technology.  Selected proposers may also be invited to join LIFT representatives at upcoming industry events and workshops on this topic. See application instructions for a complete list of benefits. 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes
  • Asset Management
  • Biofiltration
  • Coagulation
  • Disinfection
  • Distribution Networks
  • Energy Efficiency Devices
  • Filtration
  • In-pipe hydropower
  • Intelligent Water Systems
  • Lead and Copper Management
  • Leak Detection
  • Management of Disinfection Byproducts
  • Membranes
  • Microbiology
  • Nitrate Recovery
  • PFAS/PFOA Removal
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Scale Prevention
  • Sensors
  • Source Water Quality
  • Taste and Odor Control
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supply
  • Other Innovative Technologies
Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on August 2, 2018. There is no cost to apply. To apply, please visit LIFT Link and click the Apply button at the top. Users who need to create a WRF (legacy WE&RF) account, may do so here. Technologies in other areas will be accepted, and are encouraged. For more information, contact the WRF Technology and Innovation Manager Dr. Aaron Fisher at


The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is the leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector. WRF is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization which funds, manages, and publishes research on the technology, operation, and management of drinking water, wastewater, reuse, and stormwater collection, treatment and supply systems—all in pursuit of ensuring water quality and improving water services to the public.