Archive | January, 2017

Operations Challenge 2016 Highlighted in Gallery

January 31, 2017

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During WEFTEC® 2016, 42 teams vied for first, second, and third place in Division 1 and Division 2 of Operations Challenge. Competitors tested their wastewater treatment skills in five events – Process Control, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety. The Virginia Water Environment Association team, the Blue Ridge Brawlers, earned first place overall in […]

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January 2017 Digest

January 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Guggenheim Museum Unveils Solid Gold Toilet Installation Most museums that showcase priceless works of art enforce a strictly “hands-off” policy. But a new installation at the New York City Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers visitors a unique, intimate, one-on-one chance to engage with art. “America” by Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is a […]

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Join the Value of Water Campaign’s 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water

January 30, 2017

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On Oct. 12, the Value of Water Campaign will host its third annual Imagine a Day Without Water event. The day of action raises awareness and educates about the value of water. For the 2016 day of action, nearly 500 organizations — including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) — joined in communicating the importance of […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcased in Gallery

January 28, 2017

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A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors gathered at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to attend WEFTEC® 2016. In the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conference’s 89-year history, WEFTEC 2016 makes the top-five list for largest and best-attended. Attendees shown in the gallery below took part in the event’s 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices

January 27, 2017

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Experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken water sector experts will highlight best practices in project delivery during the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2017. These experts will discuss the merits of design-build best practices as means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Challenges of drought and high-profile public water issues such as that in Flint, Mich., have had large […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

January 26, 2017

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Justine Faisst, member since 1977, California Water Environment Association. Bernard Poppenga, member since 1980, Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association. Peter M. Smith, member since 1975, Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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