February 3, 2017

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WEF Website Sports a New Look and Improved Functionality

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, water professionals, and the public will find useful tools as well as key resources and information at the newly redesigned WEF website, www.wef.org. After collecting feedback from members and technical experts, WEF staff worked hard to produce a redeveloped website that provides a better user experience. The simple […]

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January 31, 2017

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January 2017 Digest

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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January 30, 2017

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Join the Value of Water Campaign’s 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water

On Oct. 12, the Value of Water Campaign will host its third annual Imagine a Day Without Water event. The day of action raises awareness and educates about the value of water. For the 2016 day of action, nearly 500 organizations — including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) — joined in communicating the importance of […]

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January 28, 2017

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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January 27, 2017

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Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices

Experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken water sector experts will highlight best practices in project delivery during the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2017. These experts will discuss the merits of design-build best practices as means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Challenges of drought and high-profile public water issues such as that in Flint, Mich., have had large […]

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January 26, 2017

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Justine Faisst, member since 1977, California Water Environment Association. Bernard Poppenga, member since 1980, Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association. Peter M. Smith, member since 1975, Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

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January 25, 2017

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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January 24, 2017

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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

Though it may not be seen as a traditional romantic destination, hundreds of couples and others have participated in the Newtown Creek Facility Valentine’s Day tours since the Brooklyn facility began offering them in 2012. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional, more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these […]

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