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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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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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WATER’S WORTH IT® Returns Bigger, Bolder, and Better

October 15, 2018

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During the WEFTEC® 2018 Opening General Session, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) relaunched WATER’S WORTH IT®. This popular, member-driven public awareness campaign has been updated to sport a clean, modern look and all-new resources. At WEFTEC, WEF also debuted a WATER’S WORTH IT public service announcement video to mark the relaunch. As the […]

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Wastewater 101: NapaSan Launches Citizens’ Academy to Teach Residents about Water Services

October 11, 2018

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When word began spreading on Facebook and through local media that the Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) would be hosting its first citizens’ academy this fall, Stephanie Turnipseed tried to keep her expectations in check. “In the past, we’ve found that people just don’t want to know what happens when they flush the toilet,” said Turnipseed, […]

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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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