November 24, 2014

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South Florida, British Columbia Teams Win the 2014 WEF Student Design Competition

During the 2014 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition a judge asks the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) about their project. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Students from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) won the 2014 Water Environment Federation Student Design Competition. The thirteenth annual competition took place in New Orleans at WEFTEC® 2014, WEF’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference. The University of South Florida team project, “South/Central Hillsborough County Service Area […]

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November 21, 2014

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Prepare for Upcoming WEF Conferences

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosts several conferences where water-sector professionals can learn and network. In the following upcoming conferences, attendees can hear about the latest approaches, techniques, and case studies in utility management; discover the best practices in design-build project delivery in the water and wastewater sectors; and study leadership and business […]

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November 20, 2014

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Three Organizations Receive Prestigious NBP Award

The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP; Alexandria, Va.) honored three biosolids management organizations with prestigious 10 Years Platinum Award at WEFTEC® 2014 in New Orleans. These organizations — Orange County Sanitation District (Calif.), the City of Los Angeles, and DC Water in Washington, D.C. — represent leaders in the sector who have exhibited continuous improvement and […]

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November 18, 2014

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WEF, Others Discuss Water Quality Criteria for Viruses at WEFTEC

Water sector leaders gathered at WEFTEC® 2014 in New Orleans to learn more about EPA’s development of water quality criteria for bacteriophages, which are viruses that infect and lyse bacteria. Representatives from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, […]

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November 17, 2014

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Report Highlights Jobs and Economic Benefits of Water-Infrastructure Spending

A new report analyzes the jobs and economic benefits of planned investments in water and wastewater infrastructure in 30 U.S. cities. The report, National Economic and Labor Impacts of the Water Utility Sector, was produced by the Water Research Foundation (Denver) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.). Thirty large U.S. utilities will invest […]

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November 14, 2014

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WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts Cover Disinfection, Secondary Sedimentation, and Pipe Bursting

Disinfection and Public Health Strategies in Developing Countries Developing countries need improved public health and disinfection services, especially after natural disasters. This webcast will provide a forum to discuss the most efficient and effective methods of providing these basic services in developing countries. Nov. 19, 1–3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Principals of Secondary Sedimentation Dec. […]

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November 14, 2014

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Submit Feedback on WEF’s Website

In 2015, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will be redesigning its flagship website, www.wef.org. Participate in a brief survey to help WEF’s website redesign team collect important data and preferences for the redesign. Participate in the survey today.

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November 3, 2014

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WEF and Korean Water Organizations Commit To Strengthen Ties During WEFTEC

During WEFTEC® 2014, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Korean Water and Wastewater Works Association (KWWA; Seoul, South Korea) and Korean Environment Corp. (KECO; Incheon, South Korea) to help strengthen ties between the organizations. The organizations will seek opportunities to exchange knowledge and they will support each […]

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