2021 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

Nov 12, 2019
David Morroni

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.

Winning Solution

Clean Water Services, Oregon and Princeton University

Topic: Utilizing Soft Sensor System for Process Control and Optimization

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Runners Up

2nd Place - Washington University in St. Louis, American Bottoms Wastewater Treatment Plant, Illinois, and Greeley and Hansen

Topic: Data-Driven Optimization of Neutralizer pH Control in a Wastewater Treatment Plant

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3rd Place – Clean Water Services, Oregon

Topic: Intelligent Influent Flow Management

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

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Steering Committee Members

Nicole Pasch, Xylem

Elkin Hernandez, DC Water

Max Herzog, Cleveland Water Alliance

Fidan Karimova, WEF 

David Morroni, WRF



Water Environment Federation