Tag Archives: Technology

From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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Learn About LIFT Link and Biofilms in February Webcasts

January 14, 2017

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Discover LIFT Link and How It Can Help You LIFT Link, the new online platform for collaboration and innovation from the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), is available now. Learn how to use this resource to discover new technologies, share your research and technology needs, and connect with experts and potential partners for information […]

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WEF Hosts Exclusive Members-Only Event on Water Innovation

December 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting a unique, members-only event to accelerate development and implementation of innovative technologies and approaches in the water sector. “Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice” will take place March 15 and 16 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The 2-day meeting will bring […]

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Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

November 29, 2016

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Whether you are seeking your first job as a water supply or wastewater technician, or a sector veteran wishing to maintain and upgrade your certification, the Washington Environmental Training Center (WETRC) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered. The center offers more than 50 courses on topics ranging from confined space […]

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Participate in LIFT Survey and Scholarship Exchange Program

November 12, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) have launched the Water Technology Survey to get a better picture of the technologies used in the water sector and how they are implemented. Personnel from municipal wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water agencies, and industrial organizations familiar with water […]

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Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades

October 25, 2016

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In some families, the path to a career in water and wastewater is not always direct. Just ask Randy Hamlett. When his now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, […]

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Researchers Share the Science Behind Pokémon Go

October 24, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

The July 6 release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that superimposes digital versions of long-beloved characters onto mobile-device views of neighborhoods, parks, and businesses, ushered in a new craze around the world. While use of the mobile app game has abated in recent months, its popularity proves the existence of a market for […]

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