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Contribute Abstracts for 2019 Water Treatment and Reuse Conference

December 23, 2018

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Advancement in Water and Wastewater Reuse Featured

In summer, water sector and academic professionals from around the world will gather in Singapore to discuss water treatment and reuse. Anyone with content to feature can submit abstracts by Feb. 15 to participate in this event. The Advancement in Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (AWWTR) 2019 conference will bring together a diverse set […]

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LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions

November 29, 2018

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LIFT Featured

During WEFTEC 2018, a team from Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit) and the University of (Ann Arbor) Michigan won the first Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Intelligent Water Systems Challenge. The team won for using data analytics to develop a tool to maximize the use of existing collection systems and minimize combined sewer overflows […]

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WEF Introduces 2018–2019 Board of Trustees

November 23, 2018

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2018-2019 Board of Trustees Featured

During a ceremony at WEFTEC 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “gavel of leadership” passed to President Tom Kunetz, assistant director of monitoring and research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Kunetz will help WEF meet its strategic plan and critical objectives to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of […]

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Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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WEF Fellow Sigmund Featured

After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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Utility Staff Invited To Apply for LIFT SEE IT Scholarships

October 12, 2018

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LIFT Featured

Utility personnel interested in visiting other utilities to learn about innovations and different processes can apply for a scholarship.  The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) offers the chance to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and processes, as well as the opportunity to meet those responsible for these innovations at other utilities. Candidates are […]

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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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