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Future of Water Innovation (2020 edition)

Introduction

Purpose: Understand which innovative technologies are of interest to the water sector and determine their present and future implementation status.

Who Should Complete: Personnel from municipal wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water agencies (e.g., cities, counties, utilities) and industrial organizations or their designee, that are familiar with the technologies at their facilities.

Response Deadline: 2020

The aim of the survey is to understand which innovative technologies are of interest to the water sector and determine their future implementation status. An innovative technology can be a new process, invention, method, or the like. This survey focuses on innovative technologies and is not intended to be a comprehensive technology survey or to seek detailed information about established technologies at facilities. The survey results will be used to identify common interests, networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, strategic focuses, and potential collaborations across the industry.

Once responses are received, aggregate (non-facility specific) results are compiled in the form of a data visualization tool, and are publicly available on the LIFT pages. The LIFT Utility Working Group members receive full survey results for purposes of peer-to-peer networking and information sharing.

The survey encompasses technologies at wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, water reuse, and desalination facilities. During the survey you may designate a representative to complete information about a different water handled at your organization (and skip those questions).

If you have any questions about the survey, or are unsure if your organization has already completed the survey, please contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@waterrf.org or 571.451.2840.
1. Contact Information *This question is required.
2. What types of water facilities does your organization currently manage or may manage in the next 10 years? Check all that apply. *This question is required.
3. How innovative do you feel your organization is (1-5, with 5 being the most innovative)? *This question is required.Your answer to this question will be kept confidential.
Not InnovativeSlightly InnovativeNeutralInnovativeVery Innovative
4. How innovative are you personally (1-5, with 5 being the most innovative)? *This question is required.Your answer to this question will be kept confidential.
Not InnovativeSlightly InnovativeNeutralInnovativeVery Innovative
5. Since 2005, has your organization piloted a technology? *This question is required.We will ask about which technologies at a later point in the survey.
6. Is your organization interested in or currently considering piloting a new technology? *This question is required.
7. How important are the following items to you in learning about new technologies?Your answer to this question will be kept confidential.
Space Cell Not ImportantSlightly ImportantModerately ImportantImportantVery ImportantNot Applicable/Don't Know
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