The WRC has entered into a partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) to establish a Co-Hub. WE&RF has a platform called The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) which is an initiative that focuses on helping to bring new water technologies to the field quickly and efficiently.
The Co-Hub aims to provide:
- Facilitation of technology information exchange between South Africa and the U.S.A i.e. access to the range of technologies available and vice versa through online access and webinars.
- Identification of promising technologies for demonstration either in a South African or U.S environment.
- Co-funding and matchmaking opportunities among innovators, investors, test beds etc.
- An exchange programme for utility staff in both countries to visit other utilities to strengthen skills, competencies and exposure to best practice and innovation.
For more information regarding WE&RF and LIFT Link, please visit the helpful links below:
FAQ page: http://liftlink.werf.org/faq
About LIFT Link: http://liftlink.werf.org/about
LIFT Link orientation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N39GGOZh_8