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Communicating the Value of Water

May 22, 2017

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A new suite of public outreach materials helps communicate the value of water and wastewater services and the need for infrastructure investment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) to develop these materials, which are available to free-of-charge. The materials include a series of five “The United […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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Imagine H2O Shines a Light on Innovation at Water Gala 2017

May 18, 2017

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Twelve finalists were selected for Imagine H2O’s (San Francisco) 8th Annual Water Data Challenge and were honored at this year’s WaterGala. From the finalists Utilis (Rosh Haayin, Israel) was chosen as the winner. Photo courtesy of Imagine H2O (San Francisco).

Bringing attention to pioneering startups and acting as a conduit to spur innovation in the water sector are the missions of Imagine H2O (San Francisco). The organization embraced that philosophy on March 15, at the Water Gala 2017 held in San Francisco, by showcasing the winners and finalists of the 8th annual Water Data Challenge. […]

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Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

May 17, 2017

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Attendees at the first ever water innovation forum event, Water Innovation 2017, listen to a panel of speakers talk about to bridge the gap from innovation to practice in the water sector. WEF photo/Renee Kayal.

Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector. In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three […]

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Register Now To Attend WEFTEC® 2017

May 15, 2017

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WEFTEC® 2017, the 90th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference, will be held in Chicago, the location of the first WEFTEC. The event, taking place Sept. 30–Oct. 4, has become the world’s largest annual water quality event that educates attendees on a wide range of topics representing all facets of […]

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Technical Algae Resources Now Available from WEF

April 26, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now provides cutting-edge technical information and learning opportunities focused on algae. WEF’s new online technical topic area — the algae webpage — educates about the wastewater bioremediation potential of algae and provides such technical resources as “Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching […]

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WEF Stormwater Seminar Co-Located with Instrumentation Conference

April 24, 2017

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In June, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will offer stormwater education in conjunction with the International Water Association (IWA; London) Instrumentation, Control, and Automation 2017 conference. WEF’s Stormwater Seminar 2017 will discuss the various uses for smart systems and big data for innovative stormwater management. Attendees can learn how to use big data in […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

April 22, 2017

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Key information about anaerobic digestion now is available in a new 6-page, open-access fact sheet prepared by the Fundamental Outreach Subcommittee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee. “Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals” provides an overview of anaerobic digestion; covers the topics of process, design, and operation and maintenance; and describes […]

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