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March 2017 Digest

March 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Hackers Attack Model Water Treatment Facility in Cybersecurity Competition ‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector A miniature mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game […]

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February 2017 Digest

February 28, 2017

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Featured Other News Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Came ron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven WEF inspires a love connection […]

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January 2017 Digest

January 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Guggenheim Museum Unveils Solid Gold Toilet Installation Most museums that showcase priceless works of art enforce a strictly “hands-off” policy. But a new installation at the New York City Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers visitors a unique, intimate, one-on-one chance to engage with art. “America” by Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is a […]

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December 2016 Digest

December 31, 2016

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Featured Other News Operations Takes Center Stage at WEFTEC 2016 Operator accomplishments and skills took center stage the morning of Sept. 28 in the Innovation Pavilion during WEFTEC© 2016. The event, “A Celebration of Operator Innovation, Excellence, and Professionalism,” spanned the breadth of what operators do, from fixing problems to pursuing continuing education to motivating […]

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November 2016 Digest

November 30, 2016

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, Jeff Sober recalls the day he found himself alone standing atop a water clarifier. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a miracle how this works,’” he said. Jeff’s fascination with water treatment processes likely had something to do […]

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October 2016 Digest

October 31, 2016

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Featured Other News Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades When Randy Hamlett’s now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, might one day follow in his […]

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September 2016 Digest

September 29, 2016

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: Canhams forged a strong bond, inside and outside of WEF Bob Canham Jr. and his father, Robert Canham Sr. shared a special bond, and a lifelong desire to learn and advance their profession. Learn about this family’s dedication to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the water […]

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August 2016 Digest

August 31, 2016

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Featured Other News Going to the Worms Worm- and microbe-powered system to treat California vineyard’s wastewater in just 4 hours Very few wineries show the same enthusiasm for their wastewater treatment as for their wines. But Fetzer Vineyards is different. The Hopland, Calif., vineyard and winery is on a mission to prove that it’s possible […]

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