2021 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

Nov 12, 2019
Fidan Karimova

The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program, a joint effort of The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is holding the third annual Intelligent Water Systems Challenge to demonstrate the value of intelligent water systems to utilities and thereby foster the adoption of smart water technologies. The Challenge gives students, professionals, and technology aficionados the opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation, with a focus on leveraging data using the best available tools to help utilities better understand the dynamics of complex systems and make better decisions.

Submission Details

Team Registration

Deadline: April 9, 2021
> Submit your Team Registration

Challenge Plan Submission

Deadline: May 14, 2021
> Submit your Challenge Plan

Challenge Solution Submission

Deadline: August 13, 2021
> Submit your Challenge Solution



If you have any questions, please contact David Morroni regarding the Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.

> Email David


Steering Committee Members

Nicole Pasch, Xylem
Elkin Hernandez, DC Water
Max Herzog, Cleveland Water Alliance
Lisa McFadden, WEF
Fidan Karimova, WRF / David Morroni, WRF



Barb Martin, AWWA
Barry Liner, WEF
Clifford Chan, EBMUD
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact
Elkin Hernandez, DC Water
John Norton, Great Lakes Water Authority
Juan Antonio Baeza Labat, IWA
Ken Thompson, Jacobs
Lisa Thompson, Regional San
Mike Lunn, Primodal, Inc.
Mike Sweeney, Toho Water Authority
Morgan Brown, WEF
Oliver Grievson, IWA
Pavol Segedy, HDR, Inc.
Prabhushankar Chandranesakar, Stantec
Rebekah Eggers, IBM
Robert Lung, U.S. DOE
Tad Slawecki, LimnoTech
Ting Lu, Clean Water Services
Walter Graf, WRF