December 2017 Digest

December 31, 2017

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Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

Highlights17Dec1As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes.

Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

WEF introduces the top teams in every category

Highlights17Dec2Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin Maintenance, and Collection Systems.

See a listing of all the winners and highlights from the competition in a photo gallery.

#WEFTECat90 Campaign Displays WEF’s Rich History

Highlights17Dec3Beginning in July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) reflected on the rich history of the organization and WEFTEC, its main event, with the #WEFTECat90 social media campaign.

Staff dug deep into WEF’s archives, sifting through photographs, books, newsletters, and other artifacts that help tell the story of WEF and WEFTEC.

HighlightsPresidentHartfelderFrom the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. That is why the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) boasts a proud legacy of supporting science and research.

Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

Highlights17Dec5To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30.

This year’s effort, Manierre’s Sustainable Stormwater Project, took place at Chicago’s Manierre Elementary School.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Water Stewards at the Water Palooza

Highlights17Dec6Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student and Young Professionals Committee volunteers dedicated time to help educate students about water during the 5th-annual Water Palooza on Sept. 29.

During the event, held as part of the WEF Community Service Project, students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago) participated in a series of hands-on and demonstrative water-themed activities.

Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work 



WEF and BlueTech Commit To Collaborate for Innovation



Develop Leadership Skills at the Utility Management Conference



Water Infrastructure Priorities Presented to Congress



Prepare To Attend WEF’s 2018 Conferences



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Joins in Writing Congress To Oppose Tax Bill Provision



Words on Water Podcasts Explore Water Sector Topics



WEF Urges U.S. Congress To Support Water Programs with Funding



Participate in 2018 WEF International Pavilion Shows



Let’s Talk Toilets: Communicating with a Bill Stuffer



Contribute Disinfection Information through Online Survey

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