Consultant Involvement in LIFT

There are a number of ways you as a consultant can become and stay involved with the LIFT program:

  1. LIFT Notes 
  2. Technology Scan Forums and Presentations
  3. Technology Scan Reviewer
  4. MA Toolbox
  5. LIFT Link
  6. Technology Demonstrations

1. LIFT Notes 
Regular updates about activities in the LIFT program as well as highlights of innovative technologies and facilities go out in LIFT Notes. Occasionally, information about LIFT will also go out in Laterals or other WE&RF communications.

2. Technology Scan Forums and Presentations
LIFT Technology Scan presentations are free for WE&RF Subscribers including consultants. These events are conducted as web meetings and in person (for example the IR^2 Forum or 1-hour topical seminars). To see the latest schedule and register, visit the LIFT Events page.

3. Technology Scan Reviewer
LIFT is always looking for qualified individuals to help provide feedback on new technologies. This is also a great way to stay informed about new technologies in your areas of interest and expertise.  

The review process involves reading the 5-page application plus appendices, and completing the review form. As technologies are received, requests to review are sent out to the members of our Volunteer Expert Pool. Please note as part of the review process you will need to complete a COI/NDA covering the information in the application 

To become a reviewer you may e-mail Dr. Aaron Fisher afisher@werf.org with a recent copy of your resume/CV and indicate your areas of expertise from the list below:

 • Biosolids to Energy  • Energy Production  • Primary Treatment
 • Biosolids Upgrading  • Filtration  • Secondary Treatment (Activated Sludge)
 • Carbon Diversion  • Intelligent Water Systems  • Stormwater BMPs
 • Collection Systems    ¤ Decision Support Tools  • Nutrient (N or P Recovery)
 • Decentralized Systems    ¤ Sensors  • Stormwater Green Infrastructure
 • Desalination
 • MBR and MABR Systems  • Thickening & Dewatering
   ¤ Brine Conentrate Management  • Nutrient (N or P) Recovery  • Water Reuse
 • Digestion  • Nutrient (N or P) Removal    ¤ Direct Potable Reuse
 • Disinfection  • Odor Control  • Other (please specify)
 • Energy Conservation  • Other Resource Recovery*    
     

*Other Resource Recovery in this instance applies to resources besides nutrients, energy, or water.

4. MA Toolbox
The MA Toolbox outlines opportunities for WEF Member Associations (MAs) to connect with LIFT and to help expedite new technology adoption in their region. The toolbox pairs with MA leader training to help drive innovation in the water sector.

5. LIFT Link
LIFT Link is an online platform which serves as a highway of interaction for municipal and industrial water, wastewater, and stormwater agencies; technology providers; consultants; academics; investors; Federal agencies; NGOs; and others for advancing innovation. LIFT Link allows users to discover new technologies, connect on areas of interest and need, and collaborate on research and technology projects and implementation. 

6. Technology Demonstrations
Work is always ongoing in LIFT related to piloting and demonstrating of new technologies. It is recommended to stay abreast of the Targeted Collaborative Research (TCR), unsolicited research, grants, and other opportunities. Additionally, quality, independent engineering help is regularly needed at local test bed facilities.    
 
If you have more questions about LIFT Technology Scans or LIFT Link, please contact the LIFT Technology and Innovation Manager Dr. Aaron Fisher. Questions about the MA Toolbox can be directed to the Technology Collaboration Manager Fidan Karimova. For more information regarding LIFT Notes, please contact Lauren Baden.

Please note, the LIFT Steering Committee includes representation from consultants, as well as academics, technology providers, and utilities.