2024 IWS Challenge: Win $10,000 to Advance Smart Water Technology

Feb 1, 2024
Press Release

(Denver, CO) 02/1/24 – The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are pleased to announce the launch of the sixth annual Intelligent Water Systems (IWS) Challenge. As technology advances, water systems are using IWS to collect more complex and detailed data that measure key process indicators and facilitate system operation. This growing store of big data may deliver value in unforeseen ways as utilities work to address more complicated matters.

The Challenge encourages the adoption of intelligent water technologies by demonstrating the ability of IWS to effectively leverage data to enhance decision making. The competition provides an opportunity for teams of students, professionals, and/or technology aficionados to showcase their ideas and innovations.

The 2024 IWS Challenge team registration deadline is April 22, 2024. The finalists will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000 at the WEFTEC 2024 conference in New Orleans, LA, on October 7, 2024. For more information on the IWS Challenge and to register your team, visit the IWS Challenge webpage.

If you have any questions about the IWS Challenge, please contact David Morroni, Communications Project Coordinator, at dmorroni@waterrf.org or 571.384.2103.