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Committees Details - Illinois Water Environment Association
LIFT Committee
Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT)

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:

Individuals interested in new and innovative technologies
Utility Managers
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
University Leaders
Primary Contact:
Jane Schipma
Contact Email:
Committees Member Information
Jane Schipma
Svetlana Taylor
Kam Law
(Board Liaison)
Greeley and Hansen LLC
Bulbul Ahmed
Eider Alvarez Puras
Sara Arabi
Dominic Brose
Craig Brunner
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
Mark Halm
Deuchler Engineering Corp
David Koch
Nina Kshetry
Kuldip Kumar
MWRD of Greater Chicago At Cicero Stickney WTP
Yvonne Lefler
Arun Mande
Mr Lou Storino
MWRD of Greater Chicago General Administration Building
Hanting Wang
Greely and Hansen LLC
Fenghua Yang