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Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

May 17, 2017

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Attendees at the first ever water innovation forum event, Water Innovation 2017, listen to a panel of speakers talk about to bridge the gap from innovation to practice in the water sector. WEF photo/Renee Kayal.

Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector. In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three […]

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Submit Nominations for WEF Leadership Positions

May 12, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) seeks nominations for the leadership positions of WEF vice president, WEF treasurer, and WEF Board of Trustees (two positions). WEF encourages members to advance the organization’s mission and vision by nominating for these positions members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the water environment profession. As WEF’s […]

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BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Sector Strategies for Using Innovation to Thrive

May 12, 2017

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Water innovations will take center stage at the BlueTech Forum 2017. The theme for the event, hosted by BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) and scheduled for June 6–7 in Dublin, Ireland, is Water and the 4th Industrial Revolution. During this industrial revolution, individuals gain power and influence as new technologies emerge and are placed in their […]

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

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Joe Lagnese may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic. Lagnese first joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (WEA) in 1956. He also served as WEF president from 1971 to 1972 and has earned WEF Honorary Membership. […]

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My Water Legacy: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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WEF Leaders Learn and Network at WEFMAX 2017 Events

February 18, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water sector leaders to attend upcoming WEF Member Association Exchange (WEFMAX) meetings. The events provide WEF and Member Association leaders with an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the water sector and WEF on all levels. Attendees can network as well as exchange ideas and experiences with an […]

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Develop New Skills in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute

December 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Leadership Institute is accepting applications for those interested in participating in the 2017 program. Future water sector leaders can develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. The program encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional commitment from participants. […]

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