Survey Illuminates Water Technology Deployment

May 26, 2017
Initial results are available in interactive form

The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) released the initial results of a survey intended to identify the current and future trends for water technology implementation. The results are available in the form of a new interactive data visualization tool.

Developed under LIFT, a joint initiative between the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), the survey and visualization tool help utilities better understand technology deployment across the water sector. 

Led and coordinated by WE&RF, it currently includes more than 100 respondents representing the entire water sector—wastewater, storm water, drinking water, desalination and water reuse facilities—in North America and abroad. The visualization tool uses the accumulated data to illustrate two key elements: the percentage of facility respondents that have or are planning to deploy a technology at a given point in time and how quickly a technology evolves into standard practice. 

General access to the visualization tool allows users to look at aggregated data and analyze it based upon facility type, size, location and technology while members of the LIFT Utility Working Group (comprised of WE&RF utility subscribers) will be able to drill deeper and see detailed results, including utility-specific information to help facilitate peer-to-peer networking. 

The survey will remain open to utilities throughout 2017 and the visualization tool will be updated regularly to reflect newly collected data. WE&RF plans to reissue it within the next two to three years to monitor and assess the continued uptake of water innovation over time.

For more information, please contact LIFT Water Technology Collaboration Manager Fidan Karimova at [email protected].  

Source: Water Environment Federation