Upcoming LIFT Events

LIFT 2018 Technology Webinar Series
Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 
Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (* to 1:15 PM ET)



March 6  MABR (Membrane Aerated Bioreactors)

OxyMem- MABR; Suez-ZeeLung; Fluence- SABRE

March 20 Biosolids to Energy

Aries Clean Energy- Gasification; Genifuel - Hydrothermal Processing; NVP Energy- Low Temperature AD

April 3 Sensors I

American Water- NPXPress; Island Water Technologies- SENTRY-AD; Suez- Seivers TOC Analyzer

April 17 Sensors II

ZAPS Technologies- LiquID Station

May 1 Hydrolysis*

Cambi- Solidatream & THP; Sustec- TurboTec; CNP- PONDUS; SUEZ- Class A Biological Hydrolysis

June 26 Water AI

PlutoAI- PlutoAI; inCTRL Solutions- Monitoring and Control Platform; EMAGIN- HARVI

July 17 Beyond Conventional Activated Sludge*

Organica- Food Chain Reactor; Stanford University- SAF-MBR; Microvi- MicroNiche

August 7 Decentralized Systems*

Baswood-BioVore; Bishop Water- BioCord; Water Warriors- Waving Biomedia; Ovivo- MicroBLOX

September 11 Aeration

Gardner Denver- Robox Energy; Pulsed Burst Systems- MegaBubble; Perlemax- Micro Bubble Aeration

October 16 Nutrient Recovery*

Saltworks- Ammonia Splitter; Renewable Nutrients- QuickWash; PRD Tech- Nutrient Recovery

November 6 Early-Stage
New Limits Technology- Bow Reactor; EB Tech-E-beam; Mango Materials- Biogas into Biodegradable Plastics; T2C Energy-Biogas Triforming GTL


  • Presentations are open to all subscribers of the newly merged Water Research Foundation. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, or to see past presentation please visit http://liftlink.werf.org 
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org

Past LIFT Events

LIFT for Management Webcast
October 31, 2017

View Recording (MP4)
View Presentation (PDF)

Water utilities are complex businesses and it is challenging for utility leaders to efficiently manage the people, processes, and technology required to collect, treat, and deliver water and wastewater services. Tools exist to help utilities perform internal assessments, benchmark against peers, and identify metrics for performance improvement. However, there is a need to focus more on processes – to understand and document how a utility can work better. This web seminar explains how WE&RF subscribers can participate in this research project that's working to map common utility business processes in order to provide a high-level model of utility management.

Intensification of Resource Recovery Forum
August 10-12
Manhattan College, NY

This forum was held by the Water Environment Federation, organized in partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and LIFT, in cooperation with Manhattan College and BlueTech Research.

The IR² Forum was an intensive 3-day university modeled event focused on innovation in wastewater and water reuse. The Forum was attended by leading experts and practitioners from utilities, consulting firms, universities, technology providers, and other key representatives from the industry.

Presentations from Forum Sessions 3-6 can be downloaded from the Onsite Program PDF.

May 18, 2017 - University-Utility Partnerships
LIFT hosted a free webinar about their work to foster stronger connections between utilities and universities for research, development, and testing of innovative solutions. The webinar highlighted university-utility partnerships at four different universities: Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, University of Nevada, and Colorado State. The webinar also gathered discussion topics for an upcoming June 23rd in-person meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Recording (MP4)
Presentation (PDF)

Web Seminar: FAST Water Facilities: Piloting Technologies to Remove Risk from Innovation

May 17, 2017
The Facilities Accelerating Science and Technology (FAST) Water Network has over 70 facilities globally that are capable of piloting water technologies at various scales to help manage risk and accelerate the adoption of innovation. Speakers will highlight four uniquely capable facilities: The Water Research Center, Water Security Test Bed, Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility, and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

May 16, 2017 - LIFT Working Group Call – HRSD

The LIFT Working Group Web Meeting featured a presentation from Charles Bott of Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) on an innovative water purification initiative called SWIFT (Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow), the results of a recent utility technology survey, new project collaboration opportunities, and LIFT & Working Group updates. SWIFT is a recently launched innovative water purification initiative in eastern Virginia designed to ensure a sustainable source of groundwater while addressing environmental challenges such as Chesapeake Bay restoration, sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.

Note: Meeting content is only available to WE&RF Subscribers. Please login using your WE&RF account to view presentation materials.

LIFT 2017 Technology Scans Vendor Presentations

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future!



Intelligent Water Systems (Operations)
Simuworks (presentation)
Optimizer (presentation)
Sampling and Monitoring System (SAMS) (presentation) NJBSoft
Collection Systems/Odor Control
DERAGGER (presentation)
Clearwater Controls
BioSolv (presentation)
Bacterial Logistics
HYDRAPULSE (presentation) Tellus Utilities
AvN (presentation)
World Water Works
Nereda (presentation)
Royal Haskoning DHV
Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (presentation)
NuReSys (presentation)
Schwing Bioset
PEARL (presentation)
AirPrex (presentation)
Intelligent Water Systems (Distributed)
OptiRTC (presentation)
Wavelet (presentation)
RT-DSS (presentation)
Decentralized Systems
BioGill (presentation)
Bacterial Logistics
Epic CleanTec (presentation)
Epic CleanTec
PhosRID (presentation)
Lombardo Associates
Water Reuse/Disinfection
Reclaimed Water Pasteurization (presentation)
Pasteurization Technology Group
PearlAqua (presentation)
Forward Osmosis (presentation) Forward Water
Milli-electrode Array (presentation)
PaverGuide (presentation) PaverGuide
Cold Plasma (presentation) Pellucid Water
Staged Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane
Stanford University

Florida Water Resources Conference LIFT Workshop: Tools and Resources for Moving Innovation into Practice 

On April 24, 2017, the Florida Water Resources Conference featured a LIFT workshop focused on tools and resources for moving innovation into practice and its first Innovation Showcase which spotlighted eight LIFT technologies. The workshop highlighted tools, technologies, and opportunities to engage in LIFT and presentations on the eight technologies for water resource recovery facilities. The workshop also provided an overview of the LIFT Link platform, the Technology Scan program, and the national test bed network (FAST Water Network). The workshop agenda and technology presentations are available for download below.

Workshop Agenda (PDF)

LIFT Overview (PDF)

Innovative Technology Presentations


LIFT Overview and Water Reuse Opportunities Web Seminar

LIFT is an initiative to accelerate innovation and new technology into practice. This web seminar, jointly hosted by WE&RF and the WateReuse Association, detailed opportunities to engage and benefit from LIFT, as well as how to get involved with LIFT’s Utility Focus Groups on Water Reuse, Green Infrastructure, and others.

Slides (PDF)
Recording (MP4)

Discover LIFT Link and How it Can Help You - WEF/WE&RF Webcast
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

LIFT’s new online innovation and collaboration platform “LIFT Link” is now available. You can use it to discover new technologies, share your research and technology needs, and connect with experts and potential partners for information sharing and collaboration on technologies of mutual interest. This webcast provided training on LIFT Link. View recording

January 31, 2017 - LIFT Working Group Call – MWRDGC

The first LIFT Working Group Web Meeting of 2017 featured a presentation from Joseph Kozak of Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, who highlighted the innovation insights at the utility. The meeting also provided an update on LIFT program activities & opportunities to engage including the Genifuel Demonstration project, LIFT SEE IT program, launched LIFT SEE it platform, LIFT Survey, and more.

Note: Meeting content is only available to WE&RF Subscribers. Please login using your WE&RF account to view presentation materials.

LIFT Events Archive

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