THE LIFT WATER RESOURCE RECOVERY TEST BED FACILITY NETWORK 

The LIFT Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Facility Network (LIFT TBN) 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 test bed 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 Foundation (WEF). 

The LIFT TBN 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 LIFT TBN 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: afisher@werf.org.