LIFT Meeting at WEFTEC 2013

Members of the LIFT Working Group met at WEFTEC to hear about preliminary results from a new facility R&D metrics survey conducted by Matt Ries at WEF.  Representatives from several facilities, including Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, also shared their organization’s approaches to R&D to illustrate several specific examples and to foster group discussion.

LIFT WEFTEC Presentation

As part of a special WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion session, “Bringing Innovative Technology to Market”, WERF Director of Water Technologies Jeff Moeller presented on the LIFT program and keys to successful piloting and demonstration. Andy Salveson of Carollo co-presented and provided several demonstration case studies. The session, which was facilitated by Paul O’Callaghan of BlueTech Research, also featured innovative utilities and early adopters. LIFT Co-Chair, Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., shared examples of how DC Water has successfully developed and pushed new technology adoption.

Water Innovation Cluster Meeting

LIFT participated in the second annual meeting of the Water Innovation Clusters. The meeting included representation from nearly 50 attendees from roughly 15 water clusters. The goal of the meeting was to enhance collaboration for the water clusters.
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