Archive | May, 2014

May 2014 at a Glance

May 31, 2014

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Featured Other News Growing the Workforce: Looking to the Future Programs provide funds to get middle and high school students interested in treating water As professionals retire, water resource recovery facilities and other water-sector organizations are looking to the future and trying to grow the number of people interested in treating wastewater. Many are starting […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 30, 2014

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Heinrich E. Erbes, member since 1969, Federal Water Quality Association. David Lee Holland, member since 1979, Water Environment Association of South Carolina. Lawrence J. Lennon Sr., member since 1975, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Kevin McCann, member since 1975, British Columbia Water and Waste Association.

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Move Fast To Share the Quick Fix!

May 30, 2014

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Time is almost up to enter the third annual Operations Ingenuity Contest   WEFTEC® 2014 is hosting the third annual Operations Ingenuity Contest, but the contest submission portal is open only until June 6. This competition recognizes your ability to solve a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and your ingenuity […]

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StormTV Project Now Accepting Videos

May 29, 2014

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For the third year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will host the StormTV Project. It is an effort to collect and share innovative stormwater videos in the four categories of nonprofit and government programs, for-profit projects, stormwater equipment, and public education. The goal of the project is to recognize and highlight the work […]

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Growing the Workforce: Looking to the Future

May 29, 2014

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Programs provide funds to get middle and high school students interested in treating water   As professionals retire, water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) and other water-sector organizations are looking to the future and trying to grow the number of people interested in treating wastewater. Many are starting these efforts in high school by offering scholarships […]

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WEF Members Show Strength in Numbers at Water Policy Forum and Fly-In

May 28, 2014

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Water sector leaders gathered on Capitol Hill to show strong support for funding water infrastructure. A total of 184 professionals from around the U.S. registered to attend the 2014 National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In, held April 7–9, during the inaugural Water Week 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Fly-In, hosted by the Water Environment Federation […]

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WEF Announces the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Finalists

May 27, 2014

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Talented young scientists have put their water-research projects to the test and 54 have won state U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competitions. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced these state winners, who will head to Herndon, Va., for the SJWP National Competition, June 13–14. WEF Member Association water quality professionals selected finalists, […]

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AWS Releases International Standard Promoting Sustainable Freshwater Use

May 26, 2014

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The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) “International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0” provides a framework promoting sustainable freshwater use for international projects such as this AWS project in Latin America. © R. Monsivais/TNC

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) has released the first “International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0” as an international framework promoting sustainable freshwater use, according to an AWS news release. The Standard provides a roadmap to sustainable water use, actions to address shared water challenges, and guidelines to mitigate water risks. It defines criteria for responsible […]

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