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WEF Introduces Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest

August 28, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) believes the fight for clean water deserves a fight song. Bertha Lang, the wife of a WEF member, penned the only known WEF song in 1979. At the time, the organization still was known as the Water Pollution Control Federation and digital recording equipment was not yet widely available. So, […]

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WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action

August 25, 2017

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On July 31, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine revealed the winners of its photo contest. During June and July, more than 50 photos of water quality professionals on-the-job were collected and 300 votes were cast for these submissions. Entries came from wastewater operators, water systems engineers, hydrologists, environmental workers, and various others. They provided […]

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Enter the WE&T Operator in Action Photo Contest

July 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces photo contests for its magazine, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). Anyone can submit photos that convey the current theme. Accepted submissions will be placed online for water sector professionals to vote for their favorites. Three winning photos with the highest number of votes will be selected and […]

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U.S. Student Wins International SJWP Competition for Renewable Heavy Metals Removal

September 30, 2015

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Perry Alagappan wanted to permanently remove heavy metal contamination from water. Because many heavy metal filters are nonrenewable, contaminants are released back into the environment when the filters are thrown away. So, the 18-year-old student from Houston created a solution that relies on a renewable filter. On Aug. 25, this solution earned Alagappan the 2015 […]

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Texas Student Wins 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Removing Heavy Metals from Water

July 16, 2015

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From left, the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner Perry Alagappan presents his project to judges Donna Vincent Roa, Marlee Franzen, and Anisha Patel. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

On June 20, Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas, stepped onto a stage to receive the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Alagappan earned the prestigious water-research prize, which includes $10,000 and a trip to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the international SJWP competition in August, for his project, “Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy […]

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Second Time’s the Charm for 2014 U.S. SJWP Winner

July 24, 2014

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Deepika Kurup comes back to place first at national competition  Deepika Kurup may only be a sophomore at Nashua (N.H.) High School South but she already has an impressive track record for research. In 2013, Kurup was runner-up in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). For the 2014 competition, she continued working on her […]

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New York State Student Wins National SJWP Prize for Fracking Research

July 22, 2012

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Kunal Sangani of Fayetteville, N.Y., is the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Sangani won for his project “Modeling and Environmental Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing in Upstate New York.” He was among 49 state SJWP winners at the national competition, which was held in Boston June 14–16. For the project, Sangani […]

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Last Chance To Enter Operator Ingenuity Contest

July 7, 2012

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Are the best tools bailing wire and an idea just crazy enough that it might work? Do you like to tinker with things to make them work better? Can you define “bricolage”? (Don’t worry — neither could we.) Are duct tape, leftover pieces of whatever, and a pesky problem all you need to find an […]

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