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Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

February 23, 2017

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Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Cameron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. Thanking operators for a job well done The seventh-grade Medlin Middle School (Roanoke, Texas) student received an assignment in his language arts class to demonstrate empathy […]

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2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

February 21, 2017

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Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Nov. 28–30. He spoke during the summit’s Youth Forum about his renewable filter, designed to remove heavy-metal contamination from water permanently. “Attending […]

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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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Operations Challenge 2016 Highlighted in Gallery

January 31, 2017

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During WEFTEC® 2016, 42 teams vied for first, second, and third place in Division 1 and Division 2 of Operations Challenge. Competitors tested their wastewater treatment skills in five events – Process Control, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety. The Virginia Water Environment Association team, the Blue Ridge Brawlers, earned first place overall in […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcased in Gallery

January 28, 2017

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A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors gathered at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to attend WEFTEC® 2016. In the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conference’s 89-year history, WEFTEC 2016 makes the top-five list for largest and best-attended. Attendees shown in the gallery below took part in the event’s 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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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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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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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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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

January 24, 2017

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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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