The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) is now seeking submissions from innovative technology providers for solutions that can be applied in the water quality industry. Through the LIFT Technology Scan and Assessment program, technology providers are offered an optimal platform to introduce their emerging, pre-commercial, and newly commercialized technologies to funders, advisors, and end users.

LIFT Technology Scan submissions should be applicable to municipal and industrial stormwater and wastewater collection and treatment operations in developed nations. Green infrastructure and stormwater best management practices are two of the priority topic areas for technologies.

Tech Scans GraphicLIFT Technology Scans involve identification and evaluation of innovative technologies for their readiness level and review of inventors’ claims. Selected vendors will be invited to present their ideas to Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) subscribers, as appropriate for their technology readiness level, to garner interest in early adoption. WERF will help develop and manage independent, peer-reviewed technology evaluations of selected technologies.

Technology Scan applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, September 12th. Download a complete description of the program and application instructions. For more information, contact WERF Director of Water Technologies Jeff Moeller at or Technology and Innovation Manager Ravi George at