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LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions

November 29, 2018

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LIFT Featured

During WEFTEC 2018, a team from Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit) and the University of (Ann Arbor) Michigan won the first Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Intelligent Water Systems Challenge. The team won for using data analytics to develop a tool to maximize the use of existing collection systems and minimize combined sewer overflows […]

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New Year Ushers in Big Changes for Water Environment Research

November 20, 2018

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WER Editor - Zhen He Featured

The new year brings enhancements to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) research journal, Water Environment Research (WER). To adapt to the changing and dynamic landscape of scholarly work, WEF has selected John Wiley and Sons Inc. (Wiley; Hoboken, N.J.) to be its new publishing partner. The journal will transition to the Wiley Online […]

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Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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WEF Fellow Sigmund Featured

After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

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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Utility Staff Invited To Apply for LIFT SEE IT Scholarships

October 12, 2018

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LIFT Featured

Utility personnel interested in visiting other utilities to learn about innovations and different processes can apply for a scholarship.  The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) offers the chance to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and processes, as well as the opportunity to meet those responsible for these innovations at other utilities. Candidates are […]

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Showcasing Something for Everyone at WEFTEC

September 21, 2018

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WEFTEC 2017 - Session 102

Susan Merther, Director of WEFTEC Education Susan Merther has worked for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1995. Currently, she serves as both director of WEFTEC Education, managing the technical content at the world’s largest annual technical exhibition and conference, and associate director of WEF’s Water Science and Engineering Center. In addition to […]

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2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

August 26, 2018

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Utility of the Future Today Featured

Water utilities around the world are transforming traditional wastewater treatment systems into resource recovery centers. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes these leaders in sustainability and resilience through the Utility of the Future Today program. This year, WEF recognizes 32 utilities for transformational work in community engagement; watershed stewardship; and recovery of such […]

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Water Reuse Showcased at Symposium

August 23, 2018

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As water becomes scarcer, more communities are looking for ways to reuse water. Current trends, new innovations, and forecasts for water recycling will be covered at the 33rd annual WateReuse Symposium. The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) hosts the event in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) to help advance policy, technology, innovation, and […]

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