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Managing Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

September 24, 2018

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Industrial Session Featured

WEFTEC session to showcase how challenges can drive innovation Producing both energy and food requires one critical element: water. WEFTEC 2018 will bring together water users, water providers, and water conservationists. During Session 101: Exploring the Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, on Oct. 1, professionals representing food, energy, and environmental groups will gather to discuss […]

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Students from Singapore Take Top Prize at International SJWP Competition

September 23, 2018

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SIWI - 2018 SJWP Winners Featured

A team from Singapore won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). In August, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu received the top prize, a sculpture and $15,000, from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Their school, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, also will receive a $5000 grant, according to a Stockholm […]

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Showcasing Something for Everyone at WEFTEC

September 21, 2018

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WEFTEC 2017 - Session 102

Susan Merther, Director of WEFTEC Education Susan Merther has worked for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1995. Currently, she serves as both director of WEFTEC Education, managing the technical content at the world’s largest annual technical exhibition and conference, and associate director of WEF’s Water Science and Engineering Center. In addition to […]

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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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UNLEASH Featured

Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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Coming to WEFTEC 2018? Get All the Information You Need Here

September 19, 2018

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WEFTEC Exhibition Featured

The 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC®) returns to New Orleans, Sept. 29–Oct. 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Register for WEFTEC for access to 143 technical sessions, 26 workshops, 7 facility tours, 17 mobile sessions, and more than 1000 exhibiting companies covering about 300,000 ft2 of […]

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WEF Fellow Equips New Generation of Professionals with Knowledge

September 18, 2018

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WEF Fellow April Gu Featured

April Z. Gu has loved water since she was very young. Combined with her inherent curiosity and a self-proclaimed drive to “get to the bottom of everything,” this love led Gu to research water topics. Gu’s contributions to water research and to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) earned her a spot among the […]

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Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

August 29, 2018

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Sandra Ralston - WEF Fellow Featured

Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago), an environmental engineering firm focused on water. Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming […]

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Now in its 25th Year, Sewer History Exhibit Looks to the Future

August 28, 2018

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Sewer History Photo Display

In 1993, an AZ Water Association committee came up with a novel idea while developing the agenda for a national collection systems conference. How about creating an exhibit of historical sewer photos to display at the conference?   Jon Schladweiler, co-chair of the committee and amateur history buff, was all in and got to work building […]

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