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My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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Second IKE Session Presents Big Ideas in Short Videos

November 27, 2016

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Proving that groundbreaking ideas need not be presented in extensive papers or full-scale lectures, the second Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2016 featured 21 short videos introducing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education. The event, established at WEFTEC 2015 as an open forum to showcase ideas in a more casual setting than […]

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Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades

October 25, 2016

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In some families, the path to a career in water and wastewater is not always direct. Just ask Randy Hamlett. When his now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, […]

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My Water Legacy: Canhams Forged a Strong Bond, Inside and Outside of WEF

September 20, 2016

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Robert (Bob) Canham Jr. will never forget the day in 1981 when he learned the results of his master’s degree oral exam. “As soon as I heard I passed, I called my dad at work,” Bob said. “He was not an emotional guy. But I could hear the pride in his voice.” Father and son […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcases Leaders in Sustainability, Science, and Sanitation

August 26, 2016

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A diverse selection of distinguished water sector speakers will take the podium at the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). Those planning to attend WEFTEC 2016, Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, can hear presentations by many leaders including James R. Mihelcic from the University of […]

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LIFT Toolbox Holds Information and Resources for Member Associations

August 23, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) not only connect water and wastewater sector professionals — often, they also are instrumental in the spread of new technologies and practices that revolutionize how engineers, decision-makers, and utilities approach the upkeep of water systems. Through the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), WEF and the […]

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Putting Wastewater Designs to the Test During WEFTEC 2016 Student Design Competition

August 19, 2016

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A record number of teams is set to compete in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. This year’s Student Design Competition will feature 15 teams from 16 different schools, making it the largest field of contenders since the competition began in 2002. The Student Design […]

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WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

August 18, 2016

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Christine Dykstra wants to change the paradigm of wastewater treatment from simply removing contaminants to recovering resources and energy. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) doctoral student adds receipt of the 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship to her growing list of achievements. The scholarship, awarded every year to a […]

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