Archive | May, 2017

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 29, 2017

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Henry J. Greenemeir, member since 1976, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Jose Gonzalez, member since 1976, Florida Water Environment Association. Donald Hoesktra, member since 1977, Water Environment Association of Ontario. Stewart A. Lassiter, member since 1978, Virginia Water Environment Association. Ronald Tatariw, member since 1975, Virginia Water Environment Association. Robert C. Urban, member since 1971, […]

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Follow and Find Discussions in WEFCOM Using Tags

May 28, 2017

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Find topics of interest and make your discussions easier to find by using the new tagging feature in WEFCOM. The virtual workspace for members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now features the ability to choose tags when posting, which allows other members to search for discussions by topic. After entering text for […]

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WEF Seeks CLC Nominations

May 27, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council (CLC) seeks nominations for four Communities of Practice director positions. Director positions last for 2 years, beginning after WEFTEC® 2017. WEF seeks volunteers with leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and understanding of WEF committees. WEF invites those interested […]

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Investing in Water Infrastructure Generates $220 Billion in Economic Activity

May 26, 2017

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Investing in water infrastructure would create numerous jobs and gains for the economy, according to a new report. The Value of Water Campaign commissioned the report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure,” to better understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affect economic growth and employment. Maintaining reliable clean water services in the […]

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WEF’s Conference Proceedings Now Online

May 25, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers online access to conference proceedings. The proceedings offer manuscripts for each presentation given at WEF conferences. Purchase proceedings to save time associated with shipping and to access technical content from these educational events anytime, anywhere. After purchasing, customers will receive a secure email with login information to […]

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My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

May 24, 2017

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Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Thomas Brown, is a veteran water program specialist at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP; Harrisburg) and an active member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). While her dad’s career choice didn’t mean much […]

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Submit Nominations for the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

May 24, 2017

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Water resource recovery facilities that embrace innovative solutions to solve challenges have an opportunity to be recognized. The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program promotes those utilities working toward transforming operations by adopting innovative and sustainable utility management practices. “The innovations coming to the water sector present an opportunity for a shift in the […]

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WEF Initiative Increases Access to Water Research

May 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced a new initiative that helps make water research available to a larger audience. Since 1928, WEF has published research in its journal, Water Environment Research (WER). In April, WEF began offering authors of this research the opportunity to make their articles open-access. WER authors who are […]

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