Tag Archives: Public Communications and Outreach

WEF Staff Star in Lip-Sync Video to Promote the Value of Water

September 21, 2018

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) received a request to help raise awareness about the value of water on social media, staff responded. In August, the H2duO — Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Zavala — asked water organizations to contribute to a #OneWater lip-sync video. The call for videos, sent during #NationalWaterQualityMonth, asked water […]

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California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’

July 30, 2018

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Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In Timothy Furstnau’s case, that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. Furstnau is not an overzealous sanitation engineer. He is a member of the art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.). The wastewater walks he organizes are a […]

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WEF Video Receives Two Gold Awards

July 29, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) video, Invest in the Future: Work in Water, has received two separate gold awards. The double-award-winning video was produced by WEF staff members Lori Harrison and Jon Harrison for the WEFTEC® 2017 Opening General Session. It showcases the essential services that the water sector workforce performs and encourages […]

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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

May 28, 2018

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John Seldon, Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering the wastewater […]

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Use the Water Palooza Toolkit to Educate about Water

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides members with a new tool to spread the word about the value of water. The Water Palooza Toolkit is a collection of simple, hands-on activities that water professionals can take to schools and other venues to educate children about water. The online document provides descriptions of educational, […]

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WEF Makes Photo Library Available to Member Associations

April 24, 2018

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Reaching the public and customers is easier with a high-quality photo. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides its Member Associations with a photo library to assist with outreach materials. After logging in, authorized users can access various water images. Users also are invited to contribute additional images to the gallery for others to […]

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The Art of the Sewer

January 24, 2018

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Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while another in Taiwan is inspired by the unusual […]

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