Upcoming LIFT Events

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! 

  • Presentations are open to all WE&RF subscribers. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, please visit http://liftlink.werf.org
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org




Milli-electrode Array
UConn October 10
PaverGuide PaverGuide
Cold Plasma Pellucid Water
Staged Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane
Stanford University

LIFT Events at WEFTEC17
September 30 - October 4, 2017

LIFT will host numerous engaging activities at WEFTEC 2017. Activities include sessions in the Innovation Pavilion on the LIFT Passport to Innovation, University-Utility partnerships, and SEE IT; technical sessions on LIFT tools and demonstration projects; a session in the Global Center on international test beds; Utility Focus Area meetings; and more. 

Activities of note include:

Sunday, October 1, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM:
W25 WEF/WE&RF/LIFT – Fostering Innovation within Water Utilities Workshop. Free to WE&RF Subscribers.

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: 
LIFT Utility Working Group Breakfast Meeting (Peer-to-peer innovation network meeting for WE&RF utility subscribers). Contact Fidan Karimova for more information.

Visit the LIFT Events at WEFTEC webpage for more information.

Past LIFT Events

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.

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

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 101: Orientation and Training Session
Thursday, December 1, 2016 
View Presentation (WMV)
This webinar featured opportunities to engage in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a WEF/WERF initiative to accelerate innovation and new technology into practice. The webinar provided an overview of LIFT, discussed LIFT tools and activities, and outlined ways to benefit from the program. It included training on LIFT’s new online innovation and collaboration platform “LIFT Link”, as well as highlighted opportunities to engage through the LIFT SEE IT travel scholarship program, Technology Scans, Utility Focus Groups, National Test Bed Network, WEF MA Toolbox, collaborative research and technology projects, and more. 

LIFT Events Archive

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