Tag Archives: Sanitation

2017 WEF Fellow Eleanor Allen Increases Access to Sanitation and the Water Profession

September 26, 2018

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Eleanor Allen has had a hand in designing and improving water resource recovery facilities in cities around the world during her more than 25 years as a wastewater engineer, project manager, and water-sector executive. But her skills as a leader and technical expert are not the only reasons Allen was recognized as a 2017 Water […]

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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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WE&T Introduces Sanitation Superheroes Photo Contest Winners

May 22, 2018

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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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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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