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Veterans of U.S. Ops Challenge Take Home International Win from Open German Championship in Wastewater Technology

July 28, 2016

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A U.S. team of water sector professionals took home a first place win from an international competition modeled after Operations Challenge, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) contest for water treatment professionals. During the international trade fair, IFAT 2016, held May 30–June 3 in Munich, DWA (Hennef, Germany) – the German Association for Water, […]

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Operations Challenge Goes Global

December 23, 2015

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The two German teams celebrate receiving Operations Challenge spirit awards. Team Düsseldorf won the awards for Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support and the All Star Team won the spirit award for Team with Best Effort. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

German competition motivates and trains operators   During WEFTEC® 2015, 44 teams tested their skills during the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Operations Challenge competition. Two of these teams traveled from Germany to compete. The teams’ journey to WEFTEC 2015 began after water sector leaders from Germany were inspired to develop their own Operations […]

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Experience in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Prepares Highlights Editor for the Future

November 30, 2015

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Jennifer Fulcher, 2015 graduate of WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Jennifer Fulcher is editor of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member newsletter, WEF Highlights. She has been coach and coaches’ chair for the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competitions and co-chair of WEF Eco. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental […]

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WEF Leader Kartik Chandran Named MacArthur Fellow

November 18, 2015

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Kartik Chandran, a past member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, vice chair of WEF’s Research and Innovation Committee, a 2013 WEF Fellow, and a leader in the water sector, has been named a MacArthur fellow. Chandran was named a fellow for his research, which integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology, […]

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WEF Announces Winners of 2015 Stormwater Video Competition

August 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. The 2015 StormTV Project received almost 150 submissions, including more international submissions than any year prior. More than 35 expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected winners based on message communication and quality as well as content matter and […]

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Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup Releases Report

July 30, 2015

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In April, the Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) released its final report and recommendations. The group was brought together by the Water Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to improve resiliency in the water and wastewater systems sector. The group […]

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WEF Provides Technical Assistance for Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Bill

June 15, 2015

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On April 14, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D−N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D−Md.) re-introduced legislation to provide support for innovative stormwater strategies, improving the water sector’s ability to manage runoff and collection system overflows while relieving pressure on aging infrastructure. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, […]

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Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

May 29, 2015

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Mark Feltner, environmental scientist at HRSD (Virginia Beach, Va.), provides a review of Virginia operator training and qualification requirements during a WEFMAX meeting. WEF photo/Lisa McFadden.

On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. In order to attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable […]

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