LIFT Utility Working Group Meeting: Learning and Innovating from Crises


The water industry is facing many challenges—some acute, some long-term, and some with unknown duration. This LIFT Utility Working Group webcast focused on lessons learned and potential strategies to make the water workforce and industry more resilient and prepared for the future. Our panel of experts also discussed what innovations can increase resilience, flexibility, and adaptability; how innovation and innovative processes help us to be better prepared for future crises; and how to use the current COVID-19 crisis to create a better future.

Christobel Ferguson, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, The Water Research Foundation 
Jim McQuarrie, Director, Strategy & Innovation, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District and Chair of LIFT Steering Committee
Jack Canfield, Deputy Director, City of Houston
David Ross, Founder and Managing Director, Phoenix Strategic Management, Australia
Gilbert Trejo, Chief Technical Officer at El Paso Water and President, WateReuse Association


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