Archive | February, 2017

February 2017 Digest

February 28, 2017

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Featured Other News Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Came ron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven WEF inspires a love connection […]

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Kirkwood Community College Offers Professional Development for Operators

February 28, 2017

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If you are licensed as a water or wastewater operator in the State of Iowa — or would like to be —  the Environmental Training Center at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids) could be your one-stop shop for professional development. To remain certified, operators need to complete between 10 and 20 hours of training, which […]

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Apply for the WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

February 27, 2017

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Apply for the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, which provides $25,000 to a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field. The scholarship covers education-related expenses and is presented to a WEF member who makes a remarkable commitment to work in the water field for 2 years following completion of […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

February 24, 2017

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Richard Arbour, member since 1976, Central States Water Environment Association. Glenn A. Compton, member since 1975, AZ Water Association. Paul J. Gormsen, member since 1980, New England Water Environment Association. Francis J. Hopcroft, member since 1974, New England Water Environment Association. John C. Kissel, member since 1975, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. Kenneth V. Lensmeyer, […]

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Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

February 23, 2017

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Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Cameron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. Thanking operators for a job well done The seventh-grade Medlin Middle School (Roanoke, Texas) student received an assignment in his language arts class to demonstrate empathy […]

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WEF Offers MOP 11 Information by Topic Area

February 22, 2017

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The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has developed a few curated selections of content from this publication organized by topic area: Maintenance Collection: Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides […]

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2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

February 21, 2017

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Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Nov. 28–30. He spoke during the summit’s Youth Forum about his renewable filter, designed to remove heavy-metal contamination from water permanently. “Attending […]

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Submit Nominations for 2017 WEF Excellence Awards

February 20, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting nominations for the 2017 WEF Excellence Awards. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and influence the future through involvement with water professionals and education. Recipients, nominated by their peers, will be announced in late summer and […]

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