Archive | November, 2014

WEFTEC® 2014 Sets New Exhibition Record, Biggest Registration Record To Date for New Orleans

November 19, 2014

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WEFTEC 2014 set records with a total of 20,385 registrants and 1027 companies using 28,157 net m2 (303,075 net ft2) of exhibition space.Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

WEFTEC® 2014 set new records. The event included a total of 20,385 registrants and 1027 companies using 28,157 net m2 (303,075 net ft2) of exhibition space. As the host of thousands of water professionals and water companies from nearly 100 countries, WEFTEC 2014 was officially the largest showing for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, […]

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WEF, Others Discuss Water Quality Criteria for Viruses at WEFTEC

November 18, 2014

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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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Report Highlights Jobs and Economic Benefits of Water-Infrastructure Spending

November 17, 2014

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

November 14, 2014

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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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Submit Feedback on WEF’s Website

November 14, 2014

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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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Kayaking To WEFTEC® 2014

November 13, 2014

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From left Linda and Gary De Kock kyak down the Mississippi River to raise money for Water For People (Denver). Photo courtesy of Gary De Kock.

Husband and wife team surpass their Water For People fundraising goals   Traveling to WEFTEC® 2014 took on an entirely new meaning for Gary and Linda De Kock. On July 19, the duo began a 70-day journey kayaking down the Mississippi River to raise money for Water For People (Denver). As part of the Mississippi […]

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Introducing the 2014–2015 WEF Board of Trustees

November 5, 2014

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During a ceremony on Sept. 30 at WEFTEC® 2014, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “gavel of leadership” passed from Sandra Ralston, who now is WEF’s immediate past president, to WEF President Ed McCormick. “We are experiencing the leading edge of a major sea change in the water sector — a renaissance in our […]

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WEF and Korean Water Organizations Commit To Strengthen Ties During WEFTEC

November 3, 2014

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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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