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LIFT Events at WEFTEC


Saturday, September 29, 2018

LIFT for Management Meeting (Invite only. Please contact Fidan Karimova for more information.)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discussion of the business process model tool that is being created by the 15 utility partners working on the project.


Monday, October 1, 2018

102   LIFT IWS Challenge (Room 244)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentations from the three top teams that participated in this years LIFT IWS challenge, followed by a presentation from Xylem's Al Cho and an award ceremony.

112   Game on! LIFT Passport to Innovation (Booth 3129, Innovation Pavilion)
11:30 am - 11:55 am 
The LIFT Passport to Innovation is a fun way to guide you to new technologies of interest, including the latest advancements in nutrient removal and recovery, energy savings and generation, water reuse, and more. 
Download a copy of your Passport Here (PDF)

LIFT Affiliate Meeting (Invite only. Please contact Fidan Karimova for more information.)
2:00 on - 3:00 pm
Meeting for current LIFT Affiliates to discuss ways to work together. LIFT Affiliates are well positioned to understand local needs, serving as main points of contact to connect local innovation, interests, activities, and resources with LIFT. LIFT Affiliates help ensure information flows to and from the national program and help foster and grow a culture of innovation in their region.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Utility Working Group Breakfast Meeting (Invite only. Please contact Jeff Moeller for more information.)
7:00 am - 9:00 am
The meeting will provide an opportunity for utility peer-to-peer networking and information sharing on new technology and innovation topics of interest. Most of the time will be spent in small group and one-on-one discussions to learn about what different utilities are doing or planning to do, and to facilitate coordination or collaboration on any projects of mutual interest.

340   LIFT SEE IT: Seeing the World of Innovation (Booth 3129, Innovation Pavilion)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
This session features unique and interesting stories from 2018 LIFT SEE IT awardees (Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation and Technology).

341   LIFT for Management (Booth 3129, Innovation Pavilion)
10:30 - 10:55 am
Discussion of the business process model tool currently being created by the utility partners in the LIFT for Management project. Two utilities, SFPUC and Clean Water Services, will highlight their experiences. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

600   Knowledge Development Forum: Establishing Successful University-Utility Collaborative Partnerships (Room 253)
1:30 - 5:00 pm
This session will spotlight the university-utility guidance document, with a focus on case studies.

614   Leading Water Utility Innovation (Room 256)
Paper: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient for Innovation and People (Jason Carter, ARCADIS) - LIFT
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Paper: Leveraging Your Peer Network (Jeff Moeller, The Water Research Foundation) - LIFT
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Note: All dates are subject to change. Please refer to the WEFTEC onsite technical program or www.weftec.org.