VEP Organizations

In order to join the LIFT Volunteer Expert Pool (VEP) as a potential Technology Scan reviewer you must meet the minimum criteria: 

Minimum Reviewer Guidelines
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical science, or related discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.)
  • 5 years practical experience in the water sector
               o   Master’s degrees in engineering or physical sciences need at least 4 years of practical experience
               o   Ph.D. degrees in engineering or physical sciences need at least 2 years of practical experience

Experienced Reviewers

  • Must meet minimum reviewer guidelines
  • 5 additional years of practical experience in the water sector
  • Has previously reviewed at least 2 Technology Scans

Each Technology Scan review team will consist of at least 5 reviewers.
When possible, reviews will include at least 2 being Experienced Reviewers.

If you meet the minimum criteria and would like to serve as reviewer, please go to your LIFT Link profile and mark Yes for the “Are you interested in becoming a reviewer?” question and attach a recent copy of your resume.  

Once a technology applies to LIFT, reviewers with relevant backgrounds will be selected by WE&RF from the VEP. The reviewers will have four weeks to complete the review and send the filled out Review form and signed Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure form to

The latest list of organizations, with which members of the VEP are affiliated, can be viewed below: 

    Advanced Data Mining Intl
    Alexandria Renew
    American Water
    Black & Veatch
    Brown and Caldwell
    Carollo Engineers
    CDM Smith
    Center for the Transformation of Waste Technology
    City of Austin
    City of Calgary
    City of Fort Worth, Texas
    City of Orlando
    Clean Water Services
    Collier County Public Utilities Department
    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Engineering Section
    Colorado School of Mines
    Dallas Water Utilities
    DC Water
    Eastman Chemical Company
    Effluential Synergies
    Environmental Engineers LLC
    FEI Engineers
    Freese and Nichols, Inc.
    Gannett Flemming, Inc.
    Good Harbour Labs
    Greeley and Hansen
    Hampton Road Sanitation District- HRSD
    Hazen and Sawyer
    HDR Engineering, Inc.
    Hillsborough County Public Utility

    Holmes and McGrath
    Houston, City of Intera
    Kennedy Jenks Consultants
    King County Dept. of Natural Resources
    L2 Engineering
    Lockwood, Andrews & Newnan, Inc.
    LACSD- Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
    Manhattan College
    McKim & Creed
    Metro Vancouver
    modelEAU Universite Laval
    MWRD Denver
    NC State
    O’Brien and Gere
    Orange County Sanitation District
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    PEER Consultants
    Procter & Gamble
    San Francisco Public Utilities Comission
    Tetra Tech
    Texas A&M
    U.S. EPA
    University of California- Irvine
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Kansas
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Nevada Reno
    University of New Mexico
    University of South Australia
    University of South Florida
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin
    Virginia Tech