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Wastewater 101: NapaSan Launches Citizens’ Academy to Teach Residents about Water Services

October 11, 2018

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NapaSan Featured

When word began spreading on Facebook and through local media that the Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) would be hosting its first citizens’ academy this fall, Stephanie Turnipseed tried to keep her expectations in check. “In the past, we’ve found that people just don’t want to know what happens when they flush the toilet,” said Turnipseed, […]

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2017 WEF Fellow Eleanor Allen Increases Access to Sanitation and the Water Profession

September 26, 2018

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Fellow Eleanor Allen India

Eleanor Allen has had a hand in designing and improving water resource recovery facilities in cities around the world during her more than 25 years as a wastewater engineer, project manager, and water-sector executive. But her skills as a leader and technical expert are not the only reasons Allen was recognized as a 2017 Water […]

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Managing Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

September 24, 2018

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Industrial Session Featured Final

WEFTEC session to showcase how challenges can drive innovation Producing both energy and food requires one critical element: water. WEFTEC 2018 will bring together water users, water providers, and water conservationists. During Session 101: Exploring the Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, on Oct. 1, professionals representing food, energy, and environmental groups will gather to discuss […]

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Students from Singapore Take Top Prize at International SJWP Competition

September 23, 2018

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SIWI - 2018 SJWP Winners Featured

A team from Singapore won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). In August, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu received the top prize, a sculpture and $15,000, from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Their school, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, also will receive a $5000 grant, according to a Stockholm […]

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Showcasing Something for Everyone at WEFTEC

September 21, 2018

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WEFTEC 2017 - Session 102

Susan Merther, Director of WEFTEC Education Susan Merther has worked for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1995. Currently, she serves as both director of WEFTEC Education, managing the technical content at the world’s largest annual technical exhibition and conference, and associate director of WEF’s Water Science and Engineering Center. In addition to […]

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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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UNLEASH Featured

Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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Coming to WEFTEC 2018? Get All the Information You Need Here

September 19, 2018

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WEFTEC Exhibition Featured

The 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC®) returns to New Orleans, Sept. 29–Oct. 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Register for WEFTEC for access to 143 technical sessions, 26 workshops, 7 facility tours, 17 mobile sessions, and more than 1000 exhibiting companies covering about 300,000 ft2 of […]

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WEF Fellow Equips New Generation of Professionals with Knowledge

September 18, 2018

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WEF Fellow April Gu Featured

April Z. Gu has loved water since she was very young. Combined with her inherent curiosity and a self-proclaimed drive to “get to the bottom of everything,” this love led Gu to research water topics. Gu’s contributions to water research and to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) earned her a spot among the […]

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