• ISA WWID supports the 2022 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge… You can too! - By Don Dickinson

    Don Dickinson
    Past Director and Connect Chair, WWID

    Now is the time to consider your participation in the 2022 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.  The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a joint effort of the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is holding its fourth annual, Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.  The goal of the Challenge is to foster the adoption of smart water technologies by showcasing the use of intelligent water systems to effectively leverage data for better decision-making in operating increasingly complex water treatment, collection, and distribution systems.

    The Challenge gives students, professionals, and technology enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation in a team environment by demonstrating the value of using advanced sensing and/or data technology to address real-world challenges faced by utilities.  If you have a specific challenge and a potential solution, you and your team are encouraged to participate.

    As with each year of the challenge, the ISA Water and Wastewater Industries Division is an active supporter and encourages its members to participate.  After all, ISA is committed to helping professionals in the water and wastewater – and now, stormwater community improve efficiency and operational performance through the application of automation, instrumentation, and advanced technologies.  The LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge is the perfect opportunity to share ISA’s vision of creating a better world through automation.  Please consider participating in the 2022 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.  Important dates and links to more information are provided below.

    2022 LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

    Important Dates to Remember

    Team Registration Submission
    Deadline: April 11, 2022
    > Submit your Team Registration
    Challenge Plan Submission
    Deadline: May 16, 2022
    Challenge Solution Submission
    Deadline: August 15, 2022
    Finalist Presentations at WEFTEC 2022
    October 10, 2022


    About WRF

    The Water Research Foundation is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was officially formed in January 2018 after the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. The merged Foundation is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. Learn more at or

    About WEF

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

    About the ISA Water/Wastewater Division

    The ISA Water / Wastewater Industry Division (WWID) is concerned with all aspects of instrumentation and automated-control related to commercial and public systems associated with water and wastewater management. Membership in the WWID provides the latest news and information relating to instrumentation and control systems in water and wastewater management, including water processing and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and treatment. The division actively supports ISA conferences and events that provide presentations and published proceedings of interest to the municipal water/wastewater sector.  The division also publishes a quarterly newsletter and has a scholarship program to encourage young people to pursue careers in the water/wastewater automation, instrumentation, and SCADA field.  For more information see