2024 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

Jan 19, 2024
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 sixth Intelligent Water Systems Challenge to demonstrate the value of intelligent water systems and thereby foster the adoption of smart water technologies. The Challenge allows students, professionals, and technology aficionados to showcase their talents and innovation, focusing on leveraging data using the best available tools to help utilities better understand the dynamics of complex systems and make better decisions.

Please refer to the documents section to the right for additional, important information regarding the challenge itself.

Pertinent dates for the challenge are as follows:

Upcoming Events:

July 29: Challenge Solution Deadline
September 2: Finalists notified
October 7: Finalist presentations and awards ceremony at WEFTEC 2024

Completed Events:

May 20: Challenge Plan Deadline
April 29: Team Registration Deadline
April 15: Webcast for interested participants in IWS Challenge
January 22: Challenge Launch




Details about the Challenge and requirements are found in the Guidance Document and FAQ attachments below.

•  Guidance Document
•  FAQ



Water Environment Federation


Steering Committee Members

Tad Slawecki, LimnoTech
Elkin Hernandez, DC Water
Max Herzog, Cleveland Water Alliance
Reese Johnson, MSD Greater Cincinnati
Nicole Pasch, Xylem
Fenghua Yang
Kira Bhattarai, WEF
David Morroni, WRF



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

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