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Innovative Solutions Presented at Nutrient Symposium 2017

April 13, 2017

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As water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) shift away from energy-intensive operations toward low-energy, sustainable technologies, water sector professionals need to know about innovative solutions. During the Nutrient Symposium 2017, attendees will learn about technologies capable of helping WRRFs become energy positive while recovering resources. Technology, case studies, and research dedicated to nutrient removal will be […]

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Submit Nominations for WE&RF Paul L. Busch Award

March 27, 2017

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for the 2017 Paul L. Busch Award. Submit nominations by the June 1 deadline. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement and creative vision of individuals who have made innovative and ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. Winners receive a $100,000 grant to help […]

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LIFT Spreads Innovation Inspiration Through SEE IT Scholarships

March 22, 2017

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Public water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) soon will be able to send staff to learn about innovations at other utilities. Through the joint Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation & Technology (SEE IT), the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and National Association of […]

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WEF Hosts Exclusive Members-Only Event on Water Innovation

December 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting a unique, members-only event to accelerate development and implementation of innovative technologies and approaches in the water sector. “Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice” will take place March 15 and 16 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The 2-day meeting will bring […]

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Women in Water: Making a Difference

December 21, 2016

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Keynote speaker Kristen McIntyre shared tips for tapping into creativity to foster innovative and successful. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Jean Malafronte, WEF member and associate at Greeley and Hansen Jean Malafronte, associate for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago) in Philadelphia, is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), and New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). She serves on the NJWEA Water for People Committee and the PWEA […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Makes the List of Largest and Best-Attended in Conference’s History

December 16, 2016

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WEFTEC® 2016 made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors using a net of 28,000 m2 (301,900 ft2) of space attended WEFTEC. WEFTEC 2016, held Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, featured 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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Operations Takes Center Stage at WEFTEC 2016

December 7, 2016

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Operator accomplishments and skills took center stage the morning of Sept. 28 in the Innovation Pavilion during WEFTEC© 2016. The event, “A Celebration of Operator Innovation, Excellence, and Professionalism,” spanned the breadth of what operators do, from fixing problems to pursuing continuing education to motivating others to serving as core team members in well-run utilities. […]

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2017 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Set for February

November 21, 2016

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Mark your calendars, utility administrators: the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.) announced that the annual 2017 Utility Management Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7–10. The conference, which has developed over the last 28 years into one of the most sought-after gatherings of […]

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