Archive | May, 2017

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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Communicating the Value of Water

May 22, 2017

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A new suite of public outreach materials helps communicate the value of water and wastewater services and the need for infrastructure investment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) to develop these materials, which are available to free-of-charge. The materials include a series of five “The United […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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StormTV Project Open for Entries

May 19, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants to share videos highlighting best practices in stormwater management. For the 2017 StormTV Project, WEF will collect and share videos that seek to educate about stormwater. Through June 12, WEF will accept video entries that exemplify good communication and effective public outreach on stormwater. The competition element […]

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Family of Toilet Rolls Educate About Wastewater System Troublemakers

May 18, 2017

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Queensland Urban Utilities video series asks viewers to only flush the “three Ps” Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU; Brisbane, Australia) doesn’t shy away from trying new ideas to make a difference when it comes to water. In October, QUU introduced their customers to the Rolls family. The animated toilet-paper rolls are featured in six episodes on […]

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