Committees: Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT)


Committee Chair:

Brooke Henry
Greeley & Hansen
100 S Wacker Drive, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 578-2305

Committee Vice Chair:

Meagan Matias
111 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-3264

Committee Description

The water industry is evolving constantly, and that evolution relies on innovative technologies. Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) is a program that can bring new technologies from research to practice quickly and efficiently. LIFT is a partnership between the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF). IWEA is proud to be the second MA to become a LIFT affiliate in the United States. LIFT provides twelve focus areas with members who meet regularly to determine the industry demand and conduct scans of innovative technologies to meet those demands. Through regular meetings, webinars, and test bed tours, the goal of the IWEA LIFT committee is to facilitate the relationship between municipalities and innovative technologies, and to foster and strengthen utility - university partnerships.


Who Should Join This Committee?

LIFT relies on the members within all facets of the water resource recovery industry to be a successful organization including:

If you are interested in joining the LIFT committee, please contact Brooke Henry or Meagan Matias.

Presentation Slides

Click on links below to see presentations from past LIFT events.

2017 Using Algae Based Technologies for Nutrient Removal & Recovery

LIFT 2017 Technology Scans Vendor Presentations

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 

Registration Link: Technology Scans Registration

Upcoming Events:

Tour of Test Bed Facility: The LIFT Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Facility Network (LIFT TBN) assists those developing and piloting technologies for the water sector. Illinois currently has two test bed facilities: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) and Argonne Wastewater R&D Center. The location and date are to be determined.

Innovative Technologies Dinner Meeting: We will host a dinner meeting in 2017 with a guest speaker. Stay tuned for the details.