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June 2017 Digest

June 30, 2017

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Featured Other News Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and […]

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May 2017 Digest

May 31, 2017

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Featured Other News WEF Members Stand Together in Defense of Water During Water Week Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members exemplified their dedication to water by traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo. More than 200 water professionals gathered to discuss water sector issues, network, and meet […]

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April 2017 Digest

April 28, 2017

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home Sylvan Coles has spent the past 47 years working for the City of Topeka and has been committed to the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) since 1979. Sylvan passed a commitment to the water sector on to his son, Dustin, […]

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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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