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Family of Toilet Rolls Educate About Wastewater System Troublemakers

May 18, 2017

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Queensland Urban Utilities video series asks viewers to only flush the “three Ps” Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU; Brisbane, Australia) doesn’t shy away from trying new ideas to make a difference when it comes to water. In October, QUU introduced their customers to the Rolls family. The animated toilet-paper rolls are featured in six episodes on […]

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Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

May 17, 2017

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Attendees at the first ever water innovation forum event, Water Innovation 2017, listen to a panel of speakers talk about to bridge the gap from innovation to practice in the water sector. WEF photo/Renee Kayal.

Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector. In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three […]

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Chesapeake Area Students Take a Seat for Interviews at CWEA/CAWWA Career Fair

May 16, 2017

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Starting a career can be difficult. Often applicants need to send their resume to dozens of companies before getting the opportunity to sit down for an interview. But Chesapeake Bay-area college students interested in entering the water sector did not have to wait that long. On Feb. 10, students had a unique opportunity to sit […]

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BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Sector Strategies for Using Innovation to Thrive

May 12, 2017

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Water innovations will take center stage at the BlueTech Forum 2017. The theme for the event, hosted by BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) and scheduled for June 6–7 in Dublin, Ireland, is Water and the 4th Industrial Revolution. During this industrial revolution, individuals gain power and influence as new technologies emerge and are placed in their […]

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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Calendar Uses Cartoons To Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 25, 2017

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The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar. The 2017 Water Cartoon Calendar showcases global water concerns in a format that can reach a large and varied audience, according to a World Bank news article. It was designed to […]

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Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

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Joe Lagnese may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic. Lagnese first joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (WEA) in 1956. He also served as WEF president from 1971 to 1972 and has earned WEF Honorary Membership. […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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