The FAST Water Network

The FAST Water Network (Facilities Accelerating Science & Technology) by LIFT - formerly the National Water Resource Recovery test Bed Network - assists those developing and piloting technologies for the water sector. It works to connect researchers, new technology providers, and other innovators in the water resource recovery industry with test facilities appropriate for their needs. It also aims to manage risk and accelerate the adoption of innovation by engaging the broader water community.

The FAST Water Network was developed as a result of recommendations from stakeholder meetings and discussions organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), the Water Environment Federation (WEF). 

The FAST Water Network aims to amplify work being done at Test Bed Facilities, by addressing three barriers: (1) connecting the right partners for testing, (2) ensuring applicability of test results beyond a small geographic region, or a highly specific facility layout, and (3) acceptance of the testing data to generate market demand. The FAST Water Network does not manage these facilities, but serves as a neutral party helping to coordinate their work and efforts to limit redundancy and wasted effort.

Funding Opportunities
Numerous sources offer funding for piloting and demonstrating water technologies. Please visit our Funding Opportunities page for more information.

We are always open to assistance in this effort. If you are interested in engaging with the network and are not sure, how please contact Dr. Aaron Fisher:

News and Resources

Sustainability Metrics for Assessing Water Resource Recovery Facilities of the Future
Water Environment Federation

Concept of Operations: National Technology Test Bed Network for Water Resource Recovery: Technical Report
U.S. DOE, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory