WRF, WEF open registration for 5th Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

Feb. 10, 2023
With a grand prize of $10,000 for demonstrating the value of intelligent water systems, the IWS Challenge has opened its team registration until April 14, 2023.

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) are inviting teams to participate in the fifth annual Intelligent Water Systems (IWS) Challenge.

The 2023 IWS Challenge registration deadline is April 14, 2023. The finalists will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000 at the WEFTEC 2023 conference in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 2, 2023.

The IWS Challenge seeks to encourage the adoption of intelligent water technologies by demonstrating how intelligent systems can leverage data and enhance decision making.

The competition provides an opportunity for teams of students, professionals, and/or technology aficionados to showcase their IWS ideas and innovations.

WRF and WEF collaborate on the challenge through a joint program called the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology.

As technology advances, water systems are using IWS to collect more complex and detailed data, measuring key process indicators and facilitating system operation. This growing store of big data may deliver value in unforeseen ways as utilities work to address more complicated matters.

Questions about the IWS Challenge, can be directed to David Morroni, innovation program coordinator for WRF, at [email protected] or 571.384.2103.