Archive | July, 2017

My Water Legacy: Like Mother, Like Daughter

July 20, 2017

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Fresh from the University of Hawaii (Honolulu) with a degree in civil engineering, June Nakamura remembers the reception she received in 1973 when joining a male-dominated environmental engineering consulting firm in Honolulu. “There were not many female engineers,” June said. “They were learning to tolerate us.” She received little encouragement from family or colleagues and was […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

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LIFT Celebrates 5 Years and Releases Survey Visualization Tool

July 17, 2017

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The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary of helping to bring innovation into practice, has issued the 2017 Water Technology Survey Visualization Tool. LIFT — a joint Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative — has helped more than […]

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Mention Members in WEFCOM To Share Interesting Posts

July 15, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members who participate in discussions in WEFCOM now can tag others in posts and replies. Use the @mention function to notify others of discussion threads and blog posts in the online networking platform that they may find interesting. Those tagged by this function will receive an email notification containing […]

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$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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Enter the WE&T Operator in Action Photo Contest

July 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces photo contests for its magazine, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). Anyone can submit photos that convey the current theme. Accepted submissions will be placed online for water sector professionals to vote for their favorites. Three winning photos with the highest number of votes will be selected and […]

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