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Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

December 28, 2017

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WEF introduces the top teams in every category Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin […]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Water Stewards at the Water Palooza

December 27, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) volunteers dedicated time to help educate students about water during the 5th-annual Water Palooza on Sept. 29. During the event, held as part of the WEF Community Service Project, students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago) participated in a series of hands-on and demonstrative […]

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Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

December 26, 2017

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To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30. Participants included members of the WEF Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), event organizers, as well as additional volunteers from the WEF […]

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Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

December 20, 2017

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As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes. WEF launched the […]

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#WEFTECat90 Campaign Displays WEF’s Rich History

December 19, 2017

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Beginning in July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) reflected on the rich history of the organization and WEFTEC, its main event, with the #WEFTECat90 social media campaign. Staff dug deep into WEF’s archives, sifting through photographs, books, newsletters, and other artifacts that help tell the story of WEF and WEFTEC. Post by post, […]

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WEF Members Address the World’s Toughest Water Problems at UNLEASH

November 30, 2017

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In August, the world-class talent of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members was showcased at the global level. As invited guests to the 2017 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, eleven WEF members from all areas of the water sector did their part to improve the planet while gaining valuable insights from international peers. The new, […]

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NJWEA’s Jack Lagrosa Remains ‘Young at Heart’

November 29, 2017

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John “Jack” Lagrosa stands among those who have made the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) what it is today. The longtime leader and tireless champion for the association has worked to promote the roles of younger members. As a measure of thanks for his efforts, the organization’s Young Professionals Committee awarded him their Young […]

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Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains

November 22, 2017

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In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what appeared to be buried tree trunks. An alert passerby realized […]

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