Committees: Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT)

Committee Chair:

Jane Schipma

Committee Vice Chair:

Sara Arabi
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
(312) 583-7214

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 Nina Kshetry or Sara Arabi.

Presentation Slides

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

2017 Using Algae Based Technologies for Nutrient Removal & Recovery

LIFT 2018 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 Aqua-Aerobic Systems and their aerobic granular sludge demonstration facility: A tour will be organized in Summer 2018. Stay tunded for details.

Innovative Technologies Dinner Meeting: We will host a dinner meeting in 2018 with a guest speaker. Stay tuned for the details.