Archive | July, 2013

WEFTEC Opening General Session Speaker Chosen To Inspire

July 22, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Kevin Carroll, Washington Speakers Bureau (Alexandria, Va.).

Kevin Carroll, a best-selling author and speaker, will deliver the keynote address for the Opening General Session of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2013). Carroll’s goal is to inspire businesses, organizations, and individuals to embrace creativity to maximize and sustain meaningful personal and professional growth. He […]

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WEF Needs You To Leave Some Green in Chicago

July 18, 2013

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Register early to build a rain garden during the WEFTEC service project   WEFTEC® offers not only a wide range of learning opportunities, but also the ability to improve the host city’s green space. Since 2008, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) has organized an annual WEFTEC Service […]

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U.S. EPA Survey Reveals Need for Drinking Water Infrastructure Investment

July 17, 2013

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The results are in, and the findings are staggering. After examining the funding and operational needs of public drinking water systems across the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that $384 billion in improvements are needed for drinking water infrastructure through 2030, according to an EPA news release. EPA’s fifth Drinking […]

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Presenting an Alternative to BOD

July 16, 2013

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Three lab managers discuss their switch to TOC analysis in a no-charge August webcast   Next month, a webcast will help Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members shift from the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) laboratory test to the quicker, less expensive total organic carbon (TOC) test for permit compliance and process control improvements. The […]

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WEF, Others Recommend Changes to U.S. EPA ‘Affordability’ Criteria

July 12, 2013

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed “affordability” criteria to relieve the economic stress on citizens that is the result of water-industry improvements made to meet federal regulations. But the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Conference of Mayors (Washington, D.C.), and American Water Works Association (Denver) have jointly submitted the brief “Assessing […]

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WEF Past President Adds Another International Achievement to the List

July 11, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Dale Jacobson, WEF past president and treasurer.

Dale Jacobson, past president and treasurer of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) was elected to the World Water Council (Marseille, France) board of governors. Jacobson served 8 years on WEF’s board of trustees and has spent much of his professional career working internationally. The World Water Council is an international organization that promotes […]

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Water Leadership Institute Builds Leaders of the Future

July 10, 2013

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Future water-sector leaders from around the world once again will receive education and training from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Leadership Institute. Twenty-eight professionals were chosen from 60 applicants to make up this class of 2013. The class includes participants from 14 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, and Uganda. The […]

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Prepare for WEFTEC by Browsing the Conference Announcement and Mobile App

July 9, 2013

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Learn about the 86th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC® 2013, in the 2013 WEFTEC Conference Announcement. The digital announcement includes information about the conference’s educational opportunities, featured speakers, exhibitors, and registration. WEF also released a new mobile app to help attendees plan for and navigate the conference. Use […]

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