Archive | November, 2013

November 2013 at a Glance

November 30, 2013

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Featured Other News NYC School Playgrounds: They Aren’t Just for Recess Anymore Second-graders at Public School (P.S.) 261 in Brooklyn, N.Y., most likely are suffering fewer skinned knees these days. That’s because the elementary school’s hard asphalt playground has been replaced with a garden, trees, an outdoor classroom, an open play area, and a multitude […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

November 29, 2013

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Michael P. Chiarelli, member since 1968, New York Water Environment Association.

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Learn How to Approach Affordability and Manage Resources in Integrated Planning Webcast

November 27, 2013

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Integrated Planning: Understanding How to Approach “Affordability” and Available Resources Dec. 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Register now. Each webcast offers Professional Development Hours. Check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify for these credits. Access archived webcasts in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Knowledge Center. For more information, […]

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Polish Students’ Flush Control System Earns Them a Trip to WEFTEC 2013

November 26, 2013

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From left, Mateusz Zawidzki and Szymon Mydlarz attended WEFTEC 2013 as part of an award for their ecological flush control system. WEF photo/Lori Harrison.

Szymon Mydlarz, Mateusz Zawidzki, and Pawel Zukowski are three young Polish students who hope to make their ecological flush control system an internationally acclaimed and implemented technology. Connections that Mydlarz and Zawidzki made at WEFTEC®2013 will help them do this as they move forward in establishing a company and producing their patent-pending system, Mydlarz said. […]

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From the President: WEFTEC 2013, the Place to Be

November 25, 2013

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Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

I hope you had an opportunity to attend WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago this October. If you did, you probably shared my sense that WEFTEC was the place to be for people in the water industry, including utility executives sharing stories with their colleagues about professional development; operators presenting their ingenious solutions to troublesome operational problems; […]

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Value of Water Coalition Launched

November 22, 2013

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WEF and other water-sector organizations to educate about importance of water services   For more than a year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has been working with other water-industry businesses and organizations to create a campaign intended to increase public awareness of water as an important resource through the Value of Water Coalition. […]

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WEF Introduces New Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

November 20, 2013

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical committees help develop WEF policy positions, write technical manuals and books, develop training materials and program content, develop conference programs, and contribute to many other WEF program activities. Currently, WEF has 35 committees, each focusing on a different aspect of water and wastewater management. At WEFTEC® 2013, the […]

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WEF Presents the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners

November 19, 2013

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Student teams from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and University of British Columbia (Vancouver) won the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2013 Student Design Competition. The 12th annual competition, held at WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago, recognized team projects presenting a design that helps solve a local water quality issue. Wastewater Design Category Winner […]

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