2018 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge
The LIFT program, a joint effort of The Water Research
Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is holding the its first-ever
Intelligent Water Challenge to demonstrate the value of intelligent water
systems to utilities and thereby foster the adoption of smart water
technologies. The Challenge is also supported by the American Water Works
Association (AWWA), Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), International
Society of Automation’s (ISA) Water and Wastewater Division, Cleveland Water Alliance, The International Society of Automation, The Water Council, Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP), and BlueTech Research. The Challenge gives students, professionals and technology aficionados the
opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation, with a focus on
leveraging data using the best available tools to help utilities better
understand the dynamics of complex systems and make better decisions.
The Challenge, which will run from April 6 – September 30, 2018, will make general problem statements
and example datasets available to participants, and will also provide a series
of informational webinars to introduce participants to the datasets and
The 2018 LIFT Intelligent Water Challenge
for the Challenge launch webinar on February 27, 2018.
To register to participate in the Challenge, please complete the brief application questionnaire below by Friday, April 6, 2018.