The Water Research Foundation and Water Environment Federation Launch the Fifth Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

Feb 6, 2023
Press Release

(Denver, CO) 02/6/23 – The Water Research Foundation and Water Environment Federation are pleased to invite teams to participate in the fifth annual Intelligent Water Systems (IWS) Challenge.

As technology advances, water systems are using IWS to collect more complex and detailed data, measuring key process indicators and facilitating system operation. This growing store of big data may deliver value in unforeseen ways as utilities work to address more complicated matters.

The IWS Challenge seeks to encourage 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 IWS ideas and innovations.

The 2023 IWS Challenge registration deadline is April 14, 2023. The finalists will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000 at the WEFTEC 2023 conference in Chicago, IL, on October 2, 2023. 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 at or 571.384.2103.