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Purchase Standard Methods and Receive Free Online Access

September 18, 2017

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The purchase of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition, includes free online access to the resource for a year. The laboratory resource provides the most up-to-date information for measuring the biological, chemical, and physical attributes of water. It offers guidance for choosing among available methods for specific elements and compounds. […]

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Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure

August 29, 2017

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Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine)  McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University (Providence, R.I.) in 1998. Before joining  Casella Organics, she worked as business development manager/sustainability for SGS (Geneva); started the sustainability consulting company, Environmental Strategy Innovations LLC (West Orange, N.J.); worked as green mission specialist for […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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Researcher Dedicates Nearly Half a Century to WER Literature Review

September 28, 2016

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Few commit one decade to a single task or job, but Donald J. Reish has spent nearly five decades reviewing research for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The 92-year-old marine biologist joined WEF and the California Water Environment Association in 1954 after reading WEF’s journal, now known as Water Environment Research (WER). Reish’s […]

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SJWP Alumnus Wins Big for Research

April 26, 2016

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Maria Elena Grimmett receives $100,000 for removing pharmaceuticals from water In 2013 at the age of 14, Maria Elena Grimmett made history when she became the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The achievements of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition alumnus’ continue to accumulate. In December, she won the $100,000 […]

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WEF Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes at WEFTEC® 2016

April 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting the fifth annual Ingenuity Contest. The competition recognizes that not all innovations come from the research laboratory. Some innovations come from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity. The imaginative, inventive, and […]

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In Memoriam – Noel McKay Hurley Sr., WEF, WEASC, and Water Sector Leader

April 21, 2016

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Noel McKay Hurley Sr., water sector leader and life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC), died Feb. 4. Hurley worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) for nearly 35 years, becoming chief of its Bureau of Environmental Laboratories […]

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