Archive | December, 2017

Contribute Disinfection Information through Online Survey

December 24, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Disinfection and Public Health Committee seeks input from water sector professionals on their current disinfection practices. Results from an online survey will update information collected in previous surveys sent in 1979, 1989, and 1996 about the design, operation, and performance of disinfection facilities. Participant names and information provided […]

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Water Infrastructure Priorities Presented to Congress

December 23, 2017

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On Nov. 2, staff from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and major water organizations attended a roundtable meeting with eight senior members of U.S. Congress to present recommendations for U.S. water infrastructure. Recommendations were drawn from a document developed to help Congress and the Trump Administration include policies and funding for water infrastructure in […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Water Sector Topics

December 22, 2017

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The Words on Water podcast series showcases perspectives of prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals. Take interviews with you anywhere by listening online or downloading audio files from the website, as well as through iTunes or the Words on Water app on Android devices. Episodes in the series feature Kevin Shafer, executive director of […]

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Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

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Two City of Houston operators received special recognition during WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 533, Operator Excellence: Operations Ingenuity Contest Winners, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented Tomas Martinez and Sidney Bomer with The First Responders’ First Responder Award. During the session, WEF celebrated winners of its sixth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest. They […]

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Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

December 20, 2017

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As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes. WEF launched the […]

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Participate in 2018 WEF International Pavilion Shows

December 20, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites companies to exhibit at water and wastewater tradeshows around the world next year. For a single, all-inclusive price, WEF provides a booth complete with furnishings at a prime location on the show floor, pre-show promotion, and one WEFTEC priority point toward next year’s WEFTEC booth selection. Through […]

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WEF Joins in Writing Congress To Oppose Tax Bill Provision

December 20, 2017

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Municipal bonds help finance water and wastewater infrastructure projects. While a U.S. House of Representatives bill maintains tax-exempt status for municipal-issued bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, Section 3602 of the bill would repeal the ability to advance refund municipal bonds. On Nov. 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water […]

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WEF and BlueTech Commit To Collaborate for Innovation

December 20, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration around innovation and market trends. WEF and BlueTech will launch a visiting scientist fellowship program that pairs BlueTech’s water technology analysts with WEF staff on joint initiatives. Next year, WEF’s Water Science & Engineering […]

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