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Meet the Highest Ranking 2018 Operations Challenge Teams

November 30, 2018

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Operations Challenge 2018 Featured

Texas teams sweep top spots in 2018 competition Three teams representing the Water Environment Association (WEA) of Texas took home awards for earning top scores in Division 1 and Division 2 Operations Challenge at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans. The Trinity River Authority (TRA; Dallas) CReWSers claimed first in Division 1 while the Pooseidons of […]

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As Seen on Television

November 29, 2018

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The water sector may not be the most glamorous of industries, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t earned its moment in the Hollywood spotlight. We thought it would be fun to highlight the ways in which Tinseltown has shown water, wastewater treatment, and collection systems on film and television. Some of the depictions are serious, […]

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Family of Utah Sheep Farmers Take a New Career Path

November 27, 2018

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Legacy - Snyder Familyy Featured

After years of logging and sheep farming, Cody Snyder entered the wastewater sector. He may have started the career with simple expectations, but he developed a commitment to water that he has passed down to his oldest daughter, Jade. “Truthfully, when I was 21, I was just looking for a job with good benefits,” Cody […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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New Year Ushers in Big Changes for Water Environment Research

November 20, 2018

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WER Editor - Zhen He Featured

The new year brings enhancements to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) research journal, Water Environment Research (WER). To adapt to the changing and dynamic landscape of scholarly work, WEF has selected John Wiley and Sons Inc. (Wiley; Hoboken, N.J.) to be its new publishing partner. The journal will transition to the Wiley Online […]

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Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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WEF Fellow Sigmund Featured

After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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From the President: Activating the People–Water Nexus

October 24, 2018

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From the President - Thomas Kunetz Featured

A few weeks ago, at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans, I had the privilege to become the 2018–2019 president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). I am deeply honored to be given the opportunity to continue in the long tradition of my predecessors to serve the members of WEF by providing you with […]

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Notable Figure of New England Water Profession Recognized as 2017 WEF Fellow

October 17, 2018

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Growing up in the northeast U.S., Paul Dombrowski had two dreams: sail alongside Jacques Cousteau, studying the ocean while advocating for environmental protection, and play for the Boston Red Sox. While Dombrowski, a 28-year member of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) may not have made the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his decades-long career […]

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