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WE&T Introduces Sanitation Superheroes Photo Contest Winners

May 22, 2018

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Sanitation Superheroes Featured

While water and wastewater treatment professionals may not be able to stop speeding locomotives or see through walls, many of their admirers would describe the work they perform every day to protect their communities as heroic. During March and April, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine asked readers to share photos of the sanitation superheroes […]

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Nano Membrane Toilet is Flush with Funding

March 28, 2018

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Nanomembrane Toilet Featured

A “nano membrane toilet” designed by a team of scientists at Cranfield (England) University has received yet another round of major funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle). The toilet was created in response to the foundation’s challenge to design an inexpensive toilet that could easily be used in the developing world, said […]

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Water for People Video Thanks WEF

March 26, 2018

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Water for People (Denver) has released a video acknowledging the role of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in supporting the organization’s water quality and sanitation projects. “Thank you, Water Environment Federation, for supporting us in 2017, and we look forward to all that is to come in 2018,” said Eleanor Allen, CEO of […]

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Take Part in the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

March 22, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Challenge

The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has begun on social media, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants you to take part. Every 3 months, WEF will announce a theme based on an aspect of securing safe water and sanitation services for future generations. WEF encourages interested participants to post pictures, videos, and comments on social […]

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WEF Members Address the World’s Toughest Water Problems at UNLEASH

November 30, 2017

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In August, the world-class talent of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members was showcased at the global level. As invited guests to the 2017 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, eleven WEF members from all areas of the water sector did their part to improve the planet while gaining valuable insights from international peers. The new, […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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WEF Members Support Global Wastewater Symposium in Developing Urban Areas

May 30, 2017

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On April 5, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members contributed to a strong program for the Global Wastewater Symposium in Developing Urban Areas. The Global Water Alliance, in partnership with the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership/Wharton, hosted the event at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Howard Neukrug, WEF member and professor in the Department […]

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Calendar Uses Cartoons To Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 25, 2017

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World Bank Calendar Water Drops

The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar. The 2017 Water Cartoon Calendar showcases global water concerns in a format that can reach a large and varied audience, according to a World Bank news article. It was designed to […]

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