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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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Share Community Service Stories as Part of the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

July 24, 2018

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The third phase of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) #MyWaterLegacy challenge began July 1. During the next 3 months, WEF invites water sector professionals to share stories about their efforts to protect and preserve water resources in local communities. Share your acts of community service on social media. Whether it’s building and installing […]

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Use the Water Palooza Toolkit to Educate about Water

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides members with a new tool to spread the word about the value of water. The Water Palooza Toolkit is a collection of simple, hands-on activities that water professionals can take to schools and other venues to educate children about water. The online document provides descriptions of educational, […]

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Accomplishments Featured in 2017 WEF Progress Report

April 21, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares highlights of achievements made by the organization, its members, and its partners during 2017 in a new report. The 2017 WEF Progress Report showcases educational programs, services, and training initiatives that have helped advance water innovation and unite water professionals to protect public health, the environment, and […]

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WEF Fellow Daniel Zitomer Leads Future Water Professionals by Example

March 30, 2018

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To his students, colleagues, and community, Marquette University (Milwaukee) environmental engineering professor Daniel Zitomer has been a fixture of the Wisconsin water environment profession for more than two decades. Zitomer, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) for nearly 30 consecutive years, was named […]

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Water for People Video Thanks WEF

March 26, 2018

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Water for People (Denver) has released a video acknowledging the role of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in supporting the organization’s water quality and sanitation projects. “Thank you, Water Environment Federation, for supporting us in 2017, and we look forward to all that is to come in 2018,” said Eleanor Allen, CEO of […]

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