2024 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

The 2024 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge has officially begun! Please continue reading for more information, including relevant dates, official documents, and more.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - click here to sign up as an individual, or as a team!

Background

Today’s water industry operates complex treatment, collection, and distribution systems to protect public and ecological health. These systems are increasingly instrumented to monitor key process indicators and other parameters to facilitate operations.

LIFT logo.PNGThe Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF) LIFT program is holding the LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge to demonstrate the value to utilities of these “intelligent water systems”. The Challenge seeks to foster the adoption of smart water technologies by showcasing the ability of intelligent water systems to effectively leverage data for better decisions.

Recognizing big data can be used to address complex issues such as stormwater management, flooding, aging infrastructure, distribution system water quality, CSOs, SSOs, process optimization, and asset management, the IWS Challenge is looking to demonstrate the value of intelligent water systems to utilities.

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.

Challenge Documents

2024 Challenge Timeline

  • January 22 - Challenge Launch
  • April 08 - Webcast for Interested Participants in the IWS Challenge
  • April 22 - Team Registration Deadline - Click here to register!
  • May 13 - Challenge Plan Deadline
  • July 29 - Challenge Solution Deadline
  • September 2 - Finalists notified
  • October 7 - Finalist presentations and awards ceremony at WEFTEC 2024

Questions?
Contact Kira Bhattarai of WEF.

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